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

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

Saturday, January 27th 9-11am

 

 

The Van Noord property, acquired by ARC in 2002, is an 80 acre parcel with a ridge running down the center and steep drop-offs on either side. The beautiful North Fork of the Cosumnes River crosses one corner of the property. Larry Pagendarm, one of ARC’s volunteer Land Stewards, will lead this walk along the ridgeline for the length of the property with lovely views. This is an intermediate, 4-mile hike with 600-ft. elevation change. Some steep and rutted areas. Ages 12+ welcome.

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

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

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

December 9th, January 20th, February 10th 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 area).

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

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

Saturday, January 13th 8am-4:30pm

 

 

Our group will snowshoe from the Echo Lake Snow Park off of Highway 50 to Echo Lake and a ridge overlooking Lake Tahoe.  Total distance about 4 miles.  Moderately strenuous level of exertion at an elevation of about 7,500-ft. with a total climb of about 800 ft.  The hike will be led by Steve Clark, an ARC board member and experienced snowshoer. Some snowshoeing experience recommended but not required. Responsible teens and adults welcome. Weather or road conditions may cancel/postpone.

Please call for meeting location (Placerville area) and to sign up.

Suggested donation: $10/members, $15/non-members.

Volunteer drivers free.

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

Tuesday, January 9th 6-7:30pm

 

 

Join naturalist John Kipping as we explore the unique archipelago astride our equator, six hundred miles off Ecuador. We shall examine the major islands which have served as isolated laboratories in the development of many species of tortoises, finches, cacti, and lava lizards. These unique habitats existed without major predators, resulting in a unique garden of Eden-like lack of fear towards humans. Marine bird life will be emphasized.  This national park has managed the eco-tourism industry to protect the resources and fund their management.

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

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