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April 2018

Acorn Creek Work Day

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the American River Conservancy at Acorn Creek near Salmon Falls Ranch for a day of trail work as we continue to smooth out and maintain the trail. Saturday, April 28th from 10am-2pm with breaks for lunch, snacks and water. Please bring a pair of work/garden gloves, a full water bottle and your lunch. We will also be continuing planting and doing some weeding in the planted areas near the parking lot. We anticipate opening this new multi-use public trail and…

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Beginning Bird Walk

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$5 - $10

Saturday, April 28st 10am-12pm Come join us for a morning birding walk. This event is designed for beginner bird watchers. Our program hosts are bird enthusiast Parker Flickinger and Nature Center Docent, Sierra Harris. The event begins with an introductory presentation on bird watching, followed by a brief bird walk through the Marshall Gold Discovery (Coloma) State Historic Park  State Park. We will be looking for the resident species as well the spring migrants.  Our program host Parker Flickinger joins…

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Urban Ecology in the Cosumnes River Watershed

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$5 - $10

Saturday, April 28th 10am-12pm Part of a year-long Cosumnes River Watershed Hike Series. Join ARC’s Stewardship Director and California Naturalist Course Instructor for a short and easy stroll in El Dorado Hills along Carson Creek, a tributary to the Cosumnes River.  Become more familiar with some common plant and animal residents in your neighborhood. Learn about what makes the Cosumnes River Watershed so special. This is a great beginner walk for all ages, about one mile. Contact ARC for meeting location (Creekside…

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Art on the Farm

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
free

Sunday, April 29th 9am-1pm This day is dedicated to the artist in you. Bring your easel and supplies, or camera, and spend the day painting, sketching, or “shooting” to your heart’s content. There are potentially thousands of beautiful images to capture at Wakamatsu. With 272 acres of springs, streams, oaks, and vistas, an old barn, dairy, gravesite, home and gardens, the viewpoints are endless. Docents may be on hand to share the history of this remarkable piece of property still…

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May 2018

Lipa Falls Work Day

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

May 1; 9am – 1pm Help us do some spring cleaning at ARC’s  Lipa Falls Preserve.  This annual cleanup day will focus on downed/dead wood removal for fire safety, weed removal and blackberry trimming.  A short hike along the spectacular creek and waterfalls after our workday will round out this day. Come enjoy the beautiful spring May Day with ARC! For more information, directions, and to sign up please call Taylor Faye at (530) 621-4818 extension 25 or email stewardship@arconservancy.org.

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Fishing on the Farm

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10 - $15

1st Wednesday of each month starting in May, 5pm – 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). Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting…

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Grand Opening- Acorn Creek Trailhead Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

In 2011 and 2012 the American River Conservancy (ARC) completed the acquisition phase of the Salmon Falls Ranch Project, acquiring 757 acres at the western terminus of the South Fork American River Trail system.  Beginning in fall of 2016, ARC and its partner the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have worked to complete a 1 mile trail and trailhead facility located off of Salmon Falls Road, approximately 4 miles north of El Dorado Hills, California. The Acorn Creek Trailhead is…

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Wakamatsu Open Farm Days

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$5 - $10

Join ARC staff, docents and other volunteers for open farm days at Wakamatsu on the first Saturdays of Spring & Fall! Site of the first Japanese colony in America, your self-guided walking tour of Wakamatsu Farm may include a stroll to Okei-san’s 1871 gravesite and Charles Graner's original 1850’s farmhouse. Take a trip around the lake on the 1.5-mile wheelchair-accessible trail. Bring a picnic and chair to sit and relax.  Onsite interpreters can share information and answer questions about Wakamatsu…

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Capturing Wakamatsu: A Poetry Workshop

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$5 - $10

Sunday May 6th 2-4pm 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. Contact ARC to sign up, and for carpool meeting location (Placerville). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members.  julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

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Work Day at Wakamatsu

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, May 8th from 9am-1pm.  In May as the sun rises earlier and so does the temperature, we are shifting our workday times an our earlier to 9am-1pm. The Giving Garden is a part of the historic Wakamatsu farm where volunteers assist in seasonal plantings, weed management, mulch application, fruit tree pruning, crop and orchard fertilizing, seed germination, plant propagation as well as fruit and veggie harvesting. During the winter we aim to plant cover crops to protect our precious…

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