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September 2017

Big Red: Ancient Redwood Hike

September 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn, CA United States
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Free

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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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November 2017

Sanctuary Forest Radio Hour

November 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Tune in at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 30th for the Sanctuary Forest Radio Hour.  Join hosts Galen Doherty and April Newlander for a discussion about our Save Van Arken Campaign and a fundraising update, our vision for the property, including plans for forest stewardship through sustainable timber harvesting and recreation opportunities. Hear about how Sanctuary Forest is partnering with the cannabis industry to protect this vital watershed. The last quarter of the show will be call in.

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April 2018

2018 Docent Training

April 8 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn,
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Free

Join Sanctuary Forest on Sunday, April 8th for the 2018 Docent Training! This free training will prepare volunteers to represent Sanctuary Forest and help guide one (or more!) of 12 hikes offered this summer. Hikes vary from easy to difficult with a wide range of topics, including Two kid-focused hikes Native plants Medicinal and edible plants Native culture Forestry and restoration Nurturing biodiversity Regenerative farming techniques The Lost Coast Old-growth redwoods, and more! Over the course of 4.5 hours, participants…

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May 2018

Nurturing Biodiversity Tour

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fool’s Farm Salmon Creek, CA 94923 + Google Map
Free

Join Sanctuary Forest on Sunday, May 6th for the Nurturing Biodiversity Tour. Hosted by Kyle Keegan and family, this tour/workshop on their "Fools Farm" in Salmon Creek will be an ecology-based hike that focuses on key elements of land stewardship. During this era of rapid global biodiversity loss, landowners can play a role in protecting and enhancing wildlife habitat on their land. The workshop will include oak woodland, forest and grassland restoration and habitat enhancement techniques for birds, mammals, amphibians,…

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Pulling Together to Save Our Coast 2018

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn,
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Sanctuary Forest and the Lost Coast Interpretive Association are teaming up again this year to remove broom and other invasive species in the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park! Last year was a gorgeous, rewarding day at the Jones Beach trailhead - you couldn't imagine a more idyllic place for pulling broom! We'll be removing French broom (a relative of Scotch broom,) as well as some eucalyptus and black acacia. Hands tools may not be necessary for the small plants, but if…

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Birds of the Lost Coast Hike

May 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn,
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Please join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, May 19 for the Birds of the Lost Coast Hike in the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park. Long-time birders Allan Ridley and Helen McKenna will introduce you to meadow, shore, and forest birds, and talk about their nesting and parenting habits. This is an easy trek through the eucalyptus groves and meadows of the Sinkyone coast, with one section of very steep uphill walking. Please meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Sanctuary Forest office, and bring binoculars, lunch and…

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