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August 2017

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OBSERVATION

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

MONDAY, AUGUST 21ST 9AM-12PM Day will turn to night as the country experiences its first total solar eclipse in decades. On this day the moon will pass directly between earth and the sun. This will be the first time since 1918 that a total solar eclipse will be visible from West Coast to East Coast of US. We will join the Community Observatory experts for this event. There will be several telescopes for viewing, and ARC will provide solar glasses.…

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Giving Garden Workday – August 23rd

August 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wakamatsu, 941 Cold Springs Rd.
Placerville,CA95667
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Plant and harvest organic fruits and vegetables, grow drought-tolerant California native plants, and build meandering gravel pathways! Gardeners and Landscapers of all ages and abilities welcome. The Giving Garden includes organic vegetable rows, an organic fruit tree orchard, a plant nursery and greenhouse, California Native Plant demonstration garden, and a naturalists’ lake-side trail. Tasks range from harvesting vegetables to building retaining walls, from planning the expansion of the garden to pulling weeds. The Giving Garden project is designed by and…

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South Fork American River Cleanup – The Gorge

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
free

Your help is needed to keep the American River clean! Please join the American River Conservancy and El Dorado County Parks Division in collecting the trash and debris along the Lower South Fork of the American River, while rafting Coloma to Folsom Lake.  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 for…

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Caples Lake to Emigrant Lake Hike

August 26 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 26th 8:30am-5pm (note date change) ARC volunteer Donna Orth will lead this hearty hike in the high Sierra. This is an awesome out-and-back hike for the weekend warrior. The trail begins at the western-most point of Caples Lake, and takes you to Emigrant Lake. Beautiful views and trails. Responsible teens+ welcome. Participants must be able to hike for 8-9 miles in 4 hours. Rain postpones. Please call to sign up and for meeting location (Pollock Pines). 1.5 hour…

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South Fork American River Cleanup – Low Water

August 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
free

Raft, kayak, or snorkel while cleaning up our beautiful American River! Please join the American River Conservancy and El Dorado County Parks Division in collecting the trash and debris along the South Fork of the American River, through Coloma and Lotus.  Lunch will be provided. Please bring personal river equipment. Due to the nature of the South Fork American River cleanups, we ask that only experienced volunteers participate. Please contact Marianne for meet up location and to register: Marianne@ARConservancy.org or…

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September 2017

Wakamatsu Open Farm Day

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

First Saturdays September - November 10am-2pm 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.…

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Giving Garden Workday – September 5th

September 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wakamatsu, 941 Cold Springs Rd.
Placerville,CA95667
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free

Plant and harvest organic fruits and vegetables, grow drought-tolerant California native plants, and build meandering gravel pathways! Gardeners and Landscapers of all ages and abilities welcome. The Giving Garden includes organic vegetable rows, an organic fruit tree orchard, a plant nursery and greenhouse, California Native Plant demonstration garden, and a naturalists’ lake-side trail. Tasks range from harvesting vegetables to building retaining walls, from planning the expansion of the garden to pulling weeds. The Giving Garden project is designed by and…

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Fishing on the Farm

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

Wednesdays, September 6th and October 4th 5pm – Dark  (water level will predict) 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…

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WRIGHTS LAKE TO TWIN LAKES HIKE

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Beat the late summer heat on a Sierra hike with ARC Board Member Steve Clark. The hike starts along the edge of Wrights Lake and continues through a shady forest until the trail emerges onto exposed granite for the climb up to Twin Lakes within Desolation Wilderness.  The trail provides beautiful views of Pyramid Peak and the Crystal Range. This is a moderately strenuous hike of about 8 miles round-trip. Approx. 1,000 ft. elevation gain. Responsible teens and older welcome.…

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COLOMA GOLD RUSH CEMETERIES TOUR

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join pioneer cemetery advocate Mike Roberts for an informal tour of Coloma’s historic cemeteries. The tour includes historic Uniontown Cemetery, Coloma Pioneer Cemetery, formerly known as “Coloma Protestant,” St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, and time permitting, the idyllic Pilot Hill Cemetery. Mike will conclude the tour demonstrating how to respect an old burial ground while accommodating new interments. Optional lunch in Coloma. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. 

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