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May 2018

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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Sanctuary Forest Radio Hour

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

Please tune into KMUD 91.1 on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. for the Sanctuary Forest Radio Hour. Sanctuary Forest’s Lands Director Galen Doherty and Education Director Anna Rogers will be previewing the 2018 hike schedule; ranging from child friendly river-walks to timber harvest tours. We will also be hearing about upcoming events from both the Mattole Restoration Council and the Lost Coast Interpretive Association. The 2nd half of the show will focus on Sanctuary Forest’s ongoing efforts to promote…

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June 2018

Edible & Medicinal Plants Hike

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Whitethorn School, 16851 Briceland Thorn Road
Whitethorn, CA 95589
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Please join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, June 9 for the Edible and Medicinal Plants hike in the Mattole River headwaters. Beginning at the edge of the forest, local herbalist and naturalist Michele Palazzo will lead hikers along the Mattole River then up and over the ridge, stopping to point out and discuss the edible and medicinal properties of a variety of plants. By hike’s end, participants will have picked and eaten various local herbs and learned the names and characteristics…

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Regenerative Cannabis Farm Tour

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, June 16th for the Regenerative Cannabis Farm Tour. Hosted by Daniel & Taylor Stein, this tour/workshop of their production-scale integrated cannabis and vegetable farm will showcase their award-winning, regenerative land stewardship practices. Participants will learn about no-till cultivation and integrated pest management, infrastructure practices such as rainwater harvesting ponds and nutrient retention ponds, and environmental integration practices such as forestry management with hugelkultur and forest composting. Briceland Forest Farm was awarded the Regenerative Cannabis Farm…

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Native Plant Lovers’ Hike

June 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn, CA United States
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July 2018

Redwood EdVenture Quest: Hidden Valley

Free

Did you know that the Humboldt County Office of Education & California State Parks has developed 25 Redwood EdVenture Quests throughout Humboldt County? These scavenger hunts lead participants through North Coast parks with interpretive clues to find natural and hidden treasures while experiencing some of the most beautiful places in California. Join Sanctuary Forest and the Lost Coast Interpretive Association on Saturday, July 7th as they lead participants ages 7-12 on the Hidden Valley Trail at the King Range National…

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Sinkyone Indian Land, Water & Culture Hike

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn,
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Please join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, July 21st for the Sinkyone Indian Land, Water and Culture hike! The hike will be led by representatives of the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council and will be held in the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park. The Sinkyone Council, founded in 1986, is a Tribal nonprofit consortium of 10 federally recognized California Indian Tribes that established the first InterTribal Wilderness area in 1997 on the Lost Coast. Hike leaders will discuss the cultural history of the…

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Beauty of the Lost Coast Hike

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn,
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Join Sanctuary Forest on Sunday, July 29th for the Beauty of the Lost Coast: Needle Rock to Bear Harbor hike. This hike will be led by Sanctuary Forest Board member Eric Shafer, John & Susie Jennings, and Marisa Formosa. Participants will be treated to spectacular views of the rugged coastline, abundant wildlife and plants, stories about the history of Bear Harbor and the Sinkyone Wilderness, and an introduction to compass orientation skills and map reading. It is 6 miles round-trip,…

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August 2018

From the Forest to the River: A Hike for Kids Ages 3-6

August 11 @ 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 11th for From the Forest to the River: A Hike for Kids. Back by popular demand, this easy hike is an opportunity for young children ages 3-6 and their families to learn from Eric & Victoria Shafer 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 and discover some majestic old-growth redwoods, and play in the Mattole River.…

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