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March 2017

Wakamatsu Volunteer Workday – March 29th

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

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April 2017

Wakamatsu Historical Public Tours

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The site of the first Japanese colony in America in 1869, the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony is on the National Register of Historic Places and a California registered historical landmark. This 272-acre property features Okei-san’s historic gravesite, an 1850’s farmhouse, and a turn-of-the-century barn. Rich in cultural and natural resources, the rolling landscape boasts productive farming soils, wildlife habitat, oak woodlands, ponds, and a wheelchair-accessible trail. Onsite is ARC’s native plant nursery, orchard, and giving garden. Acreage is…

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Capturing Wakamatsu: A Poetry Workshop

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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. Contact julie@arconservancy.org or 530-621-1224 to sign up.

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Capturing Wakamatsu: A Poetry Workshop

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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. Contact julie@arconservancy.org or 530-621-1224 to sign up.

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Salmon Falls Ranch Volunteer Workday – April 4th

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Salmon Falls Ranch property for a workday focused on planting native oak trees, perennials and grasses and preparing the new trail for public use. 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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Ogling Raptors and Sparrows at Salmon Falls Ranch

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join Point Blue Central Sierra biologist Alissa Fogg on this rugged hike to Salmon Falls Ranch to find soaring raptors, wintering sparrows and perhaps even spy a bobcat. This is an advanced hike of 4 miles with elevation gain. Ages 10+ welcome. Rain cancels. Call for meeting location (Salmon Falls/Folsom Lake area) and to sign up. Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members.

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Wakamatsu Volunteer Workday – April 8th

April 8 @ 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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Grey or Gray Water?

April 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

There are many benefits and limitations for the use of greywater for gardens and general foliage. This class is designed to help the home gardener utilize water sources that can be safely and successfully used in lieu of tap water. Simple engineering and chemistry will be presented which can benefit you in making this decision. James Reed, PhD, will be teaching this and our Chemistry workshop in March. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area). Suggested…

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Salmon Falls Ranch Hike

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visit the 605-acre Salmon Falls Ranch in time for a showy spring wildflower display. A moderate up and down 4-5 mile hike will bring in vistas of the Sierra and American River adding its flow to Folsom Lake. See how slope and aspect create a vegetation mosaic pattern in this rolling oak woodlands setting. Visit an historic lime kiln and life-supporting Indian Springs Creek that meanders through this historic cattle ranch. Hike is led by Bill Jensen, ARC volunteer and…

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Fleming Meadows Hike

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Donna Orth for this fast-paced 8-mile moderate loop. This trail system is located in Pollock Pines on USFS land near Sly Park Lake. These many well-worn paths are popular with many hikers, bikers and equestrians. There should be plenty of blooming dogwood and hopefully a variety of wildflowers to view. Fit 12-year-olds+ welcome. Please call for meeting location and to sign up. Suggested donation: $5/members $10/non-members.

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