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Mar
4
Sun
Plants of the Redwood Forest @ Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Plants of the Redwood Forest

Fee: $16 members, $20 non-members

Meets: Sunday, March 4, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center

Instructor(s): Peter Warner (Botanical Consultant & former National/State Parks ecologist)

Description: What kinds of flora inhabit Armstrong Redwoods? Come learn how to identify redwood sorrel, fetid adder’s-tongue, trillium, calypso orchids, and other understory plants growing in the shadows of the world’s tallest trees.

Register: www.stewardscr.org or 707-869-9177

 

Mar
6
Tue
Pinniped Monitoring Volunteer Training @ Jenner Community Center
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pinniped Monitoring Volunteer Training

Fee: FREE

Meets: Tuesday, March 6, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Jenner Community Center

Instructor(s): Dr. Joe Mortenson (Biologist & Author), Jessica Martini-Lamb (Sonoma County Water Agency), Andrea Pecharich (Sonoma County Water Agency) & Stewards Staff

Description: Pinniped Monitoring Program volunteers collect data to ensure the protection of harbor seals during Russian River estuary activities as they pertain to mandated work required by the Sonoma County Water Agency for the Biological Opinion. This orientation involves classroom training (9 am – 12 pm) and a site visit to review equipment and monitoring protocols (1 pm – 3 pm).

Register: www.stewardscr.org or 707-869-9177

 

Mar
16
Fri
Seabird Monitoring Volunteer Training @ Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Seabird Monitoring Volunteer Training

Fee: FREE

Classroom: Friday, March 16, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Armstrong Redwoods Volunteer Center/Stewards Office

Field: March 26 at Bodega Rock, March 30 at Gull Rock & March 31at Gleason Beach, times TBD

Instructor(s): Hollis Bewley (Seabird Monitoring Program Coordinator)

Description: Community science volunteers monitor nesting seabirds off the Sonoma Coast (April thru August) and document disturbances that compromise successful breeding.

Register: www.stewardscr.org or 707-869-9177

Mar
17
Sat
General Sonoma Coast Volunteer Orientation @ Bodega Bay Fire Protection District
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

General Sonoma Coast Volunteer Orientation

Fee: FREE

Meets: Saturday, March 17, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Bodega Bay Fire Protection District

Instructor(s): Sonoma Coast State Park Lifeguard, Jeffrey Smith (Stewards Volunteer), Dr. Sarah Allen, Ph.D. (National Park Service), Ryan Berger (Whale Alert, Marine Mammal Center), Phil Warren (Marine Mammal Center), Bill Standley (Bureau of Land Management, CA Coastal National Monument), Paul Hobi (Seabird Protection Network & NOAA Marine Sanctuaries) & Hollis Bewley (Seabird & Tidepool Program Coordinator)

Description: This orientation covers all of our Sonoma Coast programs, including Whale Watch, Pinniped Monitoring, Seal Watch, Seabird Monitoring, Tidepool, and Steward Ship. Topics will include ocean safety, marine mammal/seabird identification, reporting wildlife disturbances, how monitoring data is beingused, dog policy and dealing with the public in a non-confrontational manner, and information about our affiliates at the Marine Mammal Center, California Coastal National Monument, and Seabird Protection Network.

Register: www.stewardscr.org or 707-869-9177

Mar
18
Sun
Forest Bathing Walk @ Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Forest Bathing Seminar & Walk

Join us for a 2-hour seminar on Forest Bathing, taking in the atmosphere of the forest for health and wellness purposes. We will explore the science and history behind the practice, deepening our understanding of its potency. After lunch, we will embark on a 2-hour guided Forest Bathing walk through the ancient redwoods, integrating and experiencing all we learned. Come and delight in the therapeutic benefits of our beloved Redwood grove.

Instructor(s): Denell Nawrocki, MA (Certified Forest Therapy Guide)

Fee: $16 Stewards members, $20 regular

Meets: Sunday, May 20, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Lizzie Armstrong Jones Welcome Center (located in the entrance parking lot at Armstrong Redwoods SNR)

Register: www.stewardscr.org/events/forest-bathing-seminar

 

 

Forest Bathing Walk @ Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Forest Bathing Walk

Fee: $16 members, $20 non-members

Meets: Sunday, March 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Armstrong Redwoods SNR

Instructor(s): Denell Nawrocki, MA (Certified Forest Therapy Guide)

Description: Explore the health benefits, science & history behind Forest Bathing as we take a 2-hour guided walk through ancient coastal redwoods.

Register: www.stewardscr.org or 707-869-9177

 

 

May
13
Sun
Mother’s Day Vineyard Brunch @ Emeritus Vineyards
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Show your mom how much you love her by treating her to the quintessential wine country experience this Mother’s Day:  a vineyard brunch at award-winning Emeritus Vineyards. We’ve enlisted the talented team at Pascaline to create a delicious three-course menu of fresh, local cuisine to perfectly complement a selection of our limited-edition Pinots. She’ll dine among the vines of our historic Hallberg Ranch, in the heart of the Russian River Valley. There’s no better way to celebrate moms!

May
19
Sat
Pond Farm Docent-led Tour @ Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pond Farm Docent-led Tour

Take a docent-led tour of Pond Farm Pottery and learn about the history of this significant cultural site that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the dreams and challenges of the Herr Family and Marguerite Wildenhain, the first woman master potter to graduate from the Bauhaus. Pond Farm was Marguerite’s home, school and studio for over 30 years and she taught hundreds of her students in the traditions of the Bauhaus. The tour begins at the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods office/Volunteer Center with a brief presentation, and afterwards participants will carpool up to Pond Farm Pottery.

Instructor(s): Stewards Docents

Fee: $16 Stewards members, $20 regular

Meets: Saturday, May 19, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Stewards Office/Volunteer Center carpool to Pond Farm

Register: www.stewardscr.org/events/pond-farm-docent-led-tour-5

 

Seal Watch Volunteer Training #2 @ Jenner Community Center
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Seal Watch Volunteer Training #2

In Stewards’ oldest volunteer program, docents learn how to educate the public about harbor seal colonies, the pupping season (March to Labor Day), and wildlife etiquette.

Instructor(s): Stewards Staff & Program Coordinators

Fee: FREE

Meets: Saturday, May 19, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Jenner Community Center to Goat Rock State Beach

Register: www.stewardscr.org/events/seal-watch-volunteer-training-2

 

May
5
Sun
Spring Flower Workshop @ Notre Vue Estate Winery & Vineyard
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Spring Flower Workshop
?May 5, 2019: 11am – 2pm

Just in time for Mother’s Day, learn the secrets to creating your own professional-looking floral arrangement with Pam Bell and Dragonfly Floral. Take inspiration from the interwoven hills and vines of wine country from our Lakeside Pavilions, where Pam will lead guests in the basics of floral arranging. Then put your own creativity to work while learning about the recent releases of our Notre Vue Estate Wines and wonderful small bites. Leave with your own created arrangement to enjoy at home or present to your favorite Mom!  Limit 14 guests.

Link to tickets:

$95 General Admission
https://www.notrevueestate.com/product/Spring-Flower-Workshop