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July 2017

From the Forest to the River: A Hike for Kids

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whitethorn School, 16851 Briceland Thorn Road
Whitethorn, CA 95589
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Free

Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, July 15th for From the Forest to the River: A Hike for Kids. This is an opportunity for young children and their families to learn about native plants, aquatic animals, and the restoration & conservation work being done to improve the river habitat. Activities will include: plant identification, the capture, identification and release of macro aquatic invertebrates, and salmon artwork. This is an excellent opportunity to cultivate young stewards of the land and river! Meet…

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August 2017

Forestry Practices Hike

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Humboldt Redwood Company Main Office, 125 Main Street
Scotia, CA 95565 United States
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Join Sanctuary Forest and Humboldt Redwood Company on Saturday, August 12, for the Forestry Practices Hike. Led by a forester and wildlife biologist, the hike will provide a first-hand viewing of forestry, conservation, and restoration in the Yager and Lawrence Creek watersheds. This hike is moderate and will include some touring by vehicle. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Humboldt Redwood Company main office in Scotia. Bring a lunch, and plenty of water, and wear sturdy shoes and layers. For…

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Return to the River: Another Hike for Kids!

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whitethorn School, 16851 Briceland Thorn Road
Whitethorn, CA 95589
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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…

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Integrated Homestead Tour: Water, Fire, Soils & Wildlife

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fool’s Farm Salmon Creek, CA 94923 + Google Map
Free

Join Sanctuary Forest on Sunday, August 27th for the Integrated Homestead Tour: Water, Fire, Soils & Wildlife. This tour will be led by permaculture practitioner and restorationist Kyle Keegan and his family on the Fool’s Farm in Salmon Creek from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The focus of the tour will be building resilience on the homestead through a holistic land stewardship approach that integrates water, fire and soils. The day will include: permaculture design principles in action, water conservation…

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Sanctuary Forest Radio Hour

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Tune in at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 31st for the Sanctuary Forest Radio Hour.  Join hosts Tasha McKee and April Newlander for a discussion about streamflow enhancement projects in the Mattole including current policy, funding, and permitting opportunities and challenges. They will also report on the current state of the Mattole River watershed and how it has fared in this year of abundant winter rain. The last quarter of the show will be call in.

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September 2017

Big Red: Ancient Redwood Hike

September 9 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn, CA United States
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Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, September 9 for the Big Red: Ancient Redwood Hike, held in a section of virgin Mattole headwaters forest. Hike leaders will share stories about the Mattole community's historic efforts to preserve different areas of this forest, including the 2,000 year old Big Red, which sparked the creation of Sanctuary Forest in 1987. Meet at the Sanctuary Forest office at 8:45 a.m. Bring a lunch and plenty of water and wear sturdy hiking shoes. This hike is…

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Map Reading & Land Navigation Hike

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn, CA United States
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Please join Sanctuary Forest on Sunday, September 10 for the Map Reading & Land Navigation Hike from Nadelos Campground to Chemise Mountain in Whitethorn. Hike leaders Eric Shafer and John Jennings will lead an introduction in reading maps and using compasses to navigate your way through the wilderness. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Sanctuary Forest Office. Bring a compass, lunch and water. Some compasses will be provided. For more information, contact Anna at anna@sanctuaryforest.org, or call 986-1087 ext 9#. Hope…

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Naming Ceremony

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Beginnings Octagon, 5 Cemetery Road
Redway, CA 95560 United States
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The community is cordially invited to join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, September 16th to witness and participate in the Naming Ceremony. The Naming Ceremony is an annual ritual held each fall within the ancient redwood forest sanctuary of the Mattole River headwaters. This candlelight ceremony—which features poetry and music—will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end by 7:30 p.m., with refreshments served afterwards. The names of all those who have been memorialized and honored during the year, as well as all…

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Restoration Forestry Hike

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn, CA United States
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Free

Join Sanctuary Forest on Sunday, September 17th for the Restoration Forestry in Action Hike, led by Sanctuary Forest Board President and Mattole Salmon Group restorationist Campbell Thompson, SF’s Lands Program Director Galen Doherty, and Tim Metz of Restoration Forestry.  Held in Whitethorn Grove in the Mattole River headwaters, hikers will get a first-hand look at the use of forest management to accelerate the return of old-growth conditions, road upgrades, and recently completed salmon habitat enhancement structures. Meet at the Sanctuary…

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30 on the 30th

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Beginnings Octagon, 5 Cemetery Road
Redway, CA 95560 United States
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$30

On Saturday, September 30th, Sanctuary Forest will be celebrating 30 years of conservation at their 30 on the 30th event at the Beginnings Octagon in Briceland! Please your tastebuds with amazing Asian cuisine by chef Nancy Miyamoto, dance to the beats of Candelaria and Jammies by 9 (formerly known as EZ Money), bid on breathtaking original artwork, enjoy refreshing beers and wines--and do it with the knowledge that all proceeds go directly to continuing the conservation and restoration of the…

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