Sunday, February 25th 10am-3pm

 

 

Scott Vail, ARC Board member and firefighter, will lead a hike to a wildfire that burned on both sides of the South Fork of the American River this summer. During the hike Scott will discuss fire behavior, fire-fighting in the wildland environment, fire ecology, and living with fire in El Dorado County using the recent fire to provide examples and stimulate discussion. This will be an intermediate hike with gentle slopes of 5 to 6 miles from the Cronan Ranch Parking lot to Norton Ravine. Responsible teen+ welcome.

Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area).

Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members.

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

Saturday, February 10th 9am – 4 pm

Come learn the technique of coiling and how to start a basket out of pine needles in this one-day workshop led by basket-maker and ARC member, Nettie Fox.  This class is appropriate for all levels, beginning through advanced.  All materials will be provided and space is limited. You will receive information on collecting, storing, and dyeing pine needles.  Learn all about materials, embellishments, and a little history on the art of pine needle basket-making.  Additional supplies will be available for purchase. Ages 12+ welcome, with adult supervision.

Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area).

Cost: $40/members, $50/non-members.

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

December 9th, January 20th, February 10th 8:30 – 11:30am

 

Saturday, February 10th

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 area).

Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members.

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

Saturday, February 3rd, 10am-11:30am Followed by Q&A

 

 

The world is a wild ride of chemicals that industries and businesses tell you are toxic (when they are really pretty benign) or harmless (when they can be quite hazardous). This class is designed to help answer many of these questions, from foodstuffs to cosmetics, cleaners to waste products. Attendees are asked to bring empty containers with labels or copies of the labels they are concerned about. J. S. Reed, PhD, holds multiple degrees ranging from biochemistry to psychology. As a licensed clinician, he served as an on-site toxicology referral for a regional hospital.

Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area).

Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members.

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

Friday, January 19th 6-7:30pm

 

 

Tens of thousands of hardy pioneers crossed El Dorado County on five emigrant trails during the largest mass migration in American history in the 1850s.   Where were these trails?  How did they cross the Sierra? Is there anything left of them?  Dee Owens will explain how the Oregon-California Trails Association working with the El Dorado National Forest has located, marked, and mapped the emigrant trails in El Dorado County. She will show how new advances in technology can help locate trails that were heavily traveled but have now disappeared into the forest. Dee is a retired Buckeye school-teacher.  Since retiring she has been active with the Oregon-California Trails Association and the El Dorado National Forest locating and mapping the five emigrants trails into El Dorado County during the Gold Rush.

Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area).

Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members.

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

Monday, January 15th from 10am-2pm. 

Join us in giving back to the community by helping out at our Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

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 soils from wind and rain erosion. Recently, we have begun riparian area restoration and plantings within and beside the emergency spillway. Along with the Giving Garden, our greenhouse, plant nursery and California native plant demonstration garden are on site.

These volunteer work days are critical to the success of the Giving Garden project.

Gardeners and landscapers of all ages and abilities welcome.

Please contact Taylor Faye to sign up and/or receive more information about farm volunteer work days at stewardship@arconservancy.org  or (530) 621-1224 extension 25.

Saturday, January 6th 6-7pm

Kimberly ShiningStar will share an evening engaging the imagination in the ageless art of traditional storytelling. Prepare to leave with a better understanding of indigenous culture that can only be experienced in the presence of traditional culture keepers.

All ages welcome (must sit quietly for 1-hour). Please call for meeting location (Coloma area) and to sign up.

Cost: $10/family.

Proceeds will be shared with Kimberly’s non-profit organization Cosumnes Culture and Waterways.

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

Sunday, December 10th 9am-1pm

Join dog-lover and ARC volunteer Janet Rossi at Sly Park Lake for a 4-mile easy-intermediate hike (with some elevation change) in the Fleming Meadows trail system. At the elevation of 4000 feet you’ll enjoy pine forests and beautiful trails slightly shared with bikers and equestrians. Ages 10+ welcome. Snow or heavy rain cancels.

Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Placerville area).

Suggested donation: $10/family or $5/each.

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

December 9th 8:30 – 11:30am

 

Hike a longer loop of the Cronan Ranch trails with ARC hike leader and author Tom Petersen. 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. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area).

Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members.

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org