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Return to the River: Another Hike for Kids!

August 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, August 20th for Return to the River: Another Hike for Kids. This easy hike is an opportunity for children and their families to learn from Eric & Victoria Shafer and Penny Cocking about native plants, aquatic animals, and the restoration & conservation work being done to improve the river habitat. Come take a walk with us through the riparian forest, see some majestic old-growth redwoods, and splash in the Mattole River. Activities will include: plant identification, the capture, identification and release of aquatic macroinvertebrates, and a 1-2 mile hike upriver. This is an excellent opportunity to cultivate young stewards of the land and river! Meet at Whitethorn Elementary School on Briceland-Thorn Road at 10 a.m.–the hike will conclude at 1pm. Bring a lunch and water, and dress for the forest and the river–don’t forget to bring a parent! RSVPs are suggested but not required. For more info or to RSVP, call 986-1087 ext. 9#. Hope to see you there!

Please note: this hike is replacing our canceled Beaver Workshop hike, originally planned for this date.

Support from volunteers and local businesses have made this program possible for Sanctuary Forest. Local businesses that have made generous contributions are: 101 Netlink, The Benbow Inn, Blue Star Gas, The Bootleg, Caffe Dolce, Charlotte’s Perennial Gardens, Chautauqua Natural Foods, Coffee Break, Dazey’s Supply, Future Productions, Greenwired, Hohstadt’s Garden Center, Karen Miclette Insurance Agency, J. Angus Publishing, Li’l Sproutz Boutique, Madrone Realty, Mattole River Studios, Monica Coyne: Artist Blacksmith, MSW Counseling Services, Ned Harwood Construction, Pierson Building Center, Randall Sand & Gravel, Redwood Properties, The Security Store, Signature Coffee, Southern Humboldt Fitness, Sylvandale Gardens, Vella Wood Flooring, Whitethorn Construction, Whitethorn Winery, Wildberries, Wyckoff’s Plumbing.


Sanctuary Forest is a land and water trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual, and intrinsic values in cooperation with our diverse community.


August 20, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


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Whitethorn School
16851 Briceland Thorn Road
Whitethorn, CA 95589
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