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April 2017

Wakamatsu Volunteer Workday – April 26th

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Help us maintain the Giving Garden, orchard, and native plant demonstration garden at the beautiful Wakamatsu Farm!   Volunteers are critical to the success of this project.  All skills, ages and abilities are welcome. Contact Marianne at (530) 621-1224 or marianne@arconservancy.org to sign up

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Spring 2017 Land Steward Training

April 29 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 2:00 pm

Are you an avid hiker, outdoors-person, or nature lover and want to take your commitment to ARC to the next level?  The Land Steward program is a volunteer-based land management program that we started in 2013 to help us manage and monitor the 14,000+ acres we own more effectively.  Land Stewards are volunteers who commit to visiting their adopted property (or properties) quarterly for 2 years.  Land Stewards take photos, fill out a brief inspection report and alert ARC stewardship staff…

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Portrature Workshop at the Ranch with Betty Sederqist

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Photo by Betty Sederquist This one-of-a-kind, high-energy workshop takes place at Wakamatsu in Gold Hill, a few miles north of Placerville. This large ranch, on the National Register of Historic Places, was the site of the first Japanese settlement in North America, the site of a working ranch owned by the Veerkamps, and today is managed by the American River Conservancy. Staying true to a western motif and to honor the ranch heritage of this beautiful…

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Hike Leader Training

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 29th 10am-12pm This could be you! Have you considered leading hikes for ARC? We're going to piggyback with the Land Steward Training day to hear about the history and mission of the ARC before branching off to cover hike-leader specifics. Contact julie@ARConservancy.org to sign up and for more information. Meeting location in Coloma.

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May 2017

Fishing on the Farm

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ARC is partnering with the El Dorado Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a monthly fishing night at the Wakamatsu Colony Farm in Gold Hill. Try your hand at casting techniques, catch a few bass, and enjoy the serenity of the 8-acre lake at the historic farm. Participants MUST have a valid CA fishing license. Adults only, please. Rain or shine (lightning storm cancels). Please call to sign up and for meeting location (Gold Hill/Placerville area). Cost: $10/members, $15/non-members.

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Local Cemeteries Tour

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Saturday, May 6th 9-11am Mormon Tavern Cemetery aka Clarksville Cemetery, and the smaller Railroad House Cemetery, aka Tong Cemetery. (We're crashing Clarksville Day -this includes family activities throughout the day. Participants are encouraged to bring the family and enjoy the rare opportunity to visit this special place.) Local reporter, history buff and cemetery preservationist Mike Roberts will lead these tours of area pioneer cemeteries. Past cemetery tours have filled up quickly. Sign up early. Contact ARC to sign up and…

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Wakamatsu Open Farm Date

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Your self-guided walking tour of the Wakamatsu Community Farm may include a stroll to Okei-san’s 1871 gravesite and/or Charles Graner's original 1850’s farmhouse. Take a trip around the lake on the 1.5-mile wheelchair-accessible trail. Bring a picnic to enjoy at your leisure. Interpreters will be available to share information and answer questions about Wakamatsu’s human and natural history. All farm features are mainly outdoors reached by trail or dirt road over generally flat terrain. Seasonal produce may be available for…

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Essential Oils: Natural First-aid Tips

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Essential oils were man's first medicine. They possess powerful antibacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral, and antiseptic properties that make them highly effective infection-fighters, immune-boosters and wound-healers. Come learn how to create your own natural pharmacy kit that will help protect you and your family while you're enjoying the great outdoors. Kat Fleming’s passion for alternative medicine and natural remedies progressed into a study of the therapeutic properties of essential oils in 2004. She has since held numerous essential oil workshops in Sacramento,…

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Wild & Scenic Positive Power Film Festival

May 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Imagination Theatre, 100 Placerville Dr.
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Ticket Sales: ARConservancy.org/wild-scenic Saturday, May 13, 2017 Morning & Afternoon Sessions, Full Event is 9:30 to 3:30 Imagination Theater, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667 Every Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action. Viewers are encouraged to transform into activists dedicated to saving our planet. We show short films that illustrate our Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work people are doing to protect it. American River Conservancy is hosting the 2017 on-tour festival…

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Salmon Falls Ranch Volunteer Workday – May 16

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This new recreational facility will open in late Spring 2017.  Put some sweat equity in now before the public sees this great new access site! Contact Marianne at (530) 621-1224 or marianne@arconservancy.org to sign up

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