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June 2017
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Giving Garden Volunteer Workday – June 28

June 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wakamatsu, 941 Cold Springs Rd.
Placerville,CA95667
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Help us maintain the vegetable rows, orchard, nursery, and native plant demonstration garden at the beautiful Wakamatsu Farm! Tasks range from harvesting vegetables to building pathways, from planning the expansion of the garden to pulling weeds.  The project is designed by and for volunteers, and volunteers are critical to the success of this project. All skills, ages, and abilities are welcome.   Contact Marianne to sign up at Marianne@arconservancy.org or (530) 621-1224

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July 2017

Wakamatsu Open Farm Day

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday, July 1st 10am– 2pm Visit the Farm at your leisure. 1st Saturdays of Spring & Fall, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Call 530-621-1224 for private tours Open Farm Day Prices: $10/car (additional for passenger vans & buses) 941 Cold Springs Rd. Placerville, CA 95667

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Fishing on the Farm

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

1st Wednesday of each month, (June-August) 6pm – Dark 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…

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Giving Garden Volunteer Workday – July 8

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wakamatsu, 941 Cold Springs Rd.
Placerville,CA95667
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Gardeners Wanted - all ages and abilities!  Help us care for the organic vegetables, fruit trees, and California native plants at the beautiful Wakamatsu Farm. Tasks range from harvesting vegetables to building pathways, from planning the expansion of the garden to pulling weeds.  The project is designed by and for volunteers, and volunteer participation is critical to the success of this project. Please contact Marianne to sign up or for more information: Marianne@arconservancy.org or (530) 621-1224

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Historic Flume Trail Hike

July 8 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

  Saturday, July 8th 8:30 – 11:30am Acquired by the American River Conservancy and the BLM in 1991, this trail, also called the Red Shack & the Old Ditch Trail, passes by the faint remains of a ditch and flume that brought water from Chili Bar down to local ranchers. ARC volunteer and local history teacher Keith Atwater will lead this hike down to the river; this area may someday be a botanical preserve due to its native flowers and…

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Cronan Ranch hike

July 9 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

July 9th & 15th 8:30 – 11:30am Hike a longer loop of the Cronan Ranch trails with ARC hike leader Amy Brinkley. Come enjoy a variety of terrain, great views of the river, and the rolling prairie on this challenging 5-7 mile hike. This is a moderate level hike, with some challenging elevation change. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. (Amy is a Community college librarian, outdoors enthusiast, food and animal lover.) Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill…

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Capturing Wakamatsu: A Poetry Workshop

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, July 9th 10am-12pm Taylor Graham, El Dorado County Poet Laureate, and award-winning Sacramento-area poet Katy Brown, will lead an exploration of farmhouse, barn and surroundings, then ask participants to write a poem inspired by what they’ve experienced. Any who wish may share their poems with the group and ARC. Children 8+ welcome with adult supervision. Please call to sign up, and for carpool meeting location (Placerville). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. 

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South Fork American River Cleanup – July 11

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Your help is needed to keep the South Fork American River clean! Please join ARC and El Dorado County Parks Division in collecting the trash and debris along the Upper South Fork of the American River and rafting the Chili Bar run.  Boats, guides, and lunch will be provided, please bring personal rafting equipment. Due to the nature of the South Fork American River cleanups, we ask that only volunteers with previous boating experience participate. Please contact Marianne to sign…

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Giving Garden Volunteer Workday – July 12

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wakamatsu, 941 Cold Springs Rd.
Placerville,CA95667
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Gardeners Wanted – all ages and abilities!  Help us care for the organic vegetables, fruit trees, and California native plants at the beautiful Wakamatsu Farm. Tasks range from harvesting vegetables to building pathways, from planning the expansion of the garden to pulling weeds.  The project is designed by and for volunteers, and volunteer participation is critical to its success. Please contact Marianne to sign up or for more information:  Marianne@ARConservancy.org or (530) 621-1224

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Cronan Ranch hike

July 15 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm

July 9th & 15th 8:30 – 11:30am Hike a longer loop of the Cronan Ranch trails with ARC hike leader Amy Brinkley. Come enjoy a variety of terrain, great views of the river, and the rolling prairie on this challenging 5-7 mile hike. This is a moderate level hike, with some challenging elevation change. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. (Amy is a Community college librarian, outdoors enthusiast, food and animal lover.) Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill…

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