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June 2018

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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Forestry Practices Hike

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Freshwater Farms Reserve, 5851 Myrtle Ave
Eureka, CA 95503
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Join Sanctuary Forest, Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC), and the Northcoast Regional Land Trust (NRLT) on August 18 as we look at recent forestry operations in the upper Freshwater Creek watershed on HRC timberlands in the morning and then proceed to the recently renovated Freshwater Farms Barn on Old Arcata Road for lunch and a tour of NRLT’s recent estuary restoration work adjacent lower Freshwater Creek. Participants will have the opportunity to see a variety of forested conditions and logging methods…

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Sanctuary Forest Radio Hour

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Please tune-in to KMUD on Thursday, August 30th at 7:00 p.m. for the Sanctuary Forest Radio Hour. Sanctuary Forest’s Education Program Director Anna Rogers will be joined by Lands Program Director Galen Doherty and Water Program Director Tasha McKee for a show about water and people! We’ll be covering the current state of the Mattole River and how it compares with previous years; innovative groundwater recharge projects, storage & forbearance progress updates; and our ongoing efforts to encourage coordinated water…

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September 2018

Big Red: Ancient Redwood Hike

September 8 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn, CA United States
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Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, September 8 for the Big Red: Ancient Redwood Hike. The hike will be led by Sanctuary Forest Board member Stuart Moskowitz and long-time restorationist Richard Gienger. It will be held in a section of virgin Mattole headwaters forest, untouched by logging and rarely entered by humans. Hike leaders will take participants from the Mattole River to the ridge top and back to the Mattole along a rugged trail that winds through the forest. Along the way leaders will…

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2018 Naming Ceremony

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

The community is cordially invited to join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, September 15 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, with refreshments served afterwards. The names of all those who have been memorialized and honored during the year, as well as all of…

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Restoration Forestry Hike

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn,
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Please join Sanctuary Forest on September 30 for our last hike of the season, the Restoration Forestry Hike, led by Sanctuary Forest’s Galen Doherty, as well as Tim Metz of Restoration Forestry and Jared Gerstein of BBW Associates – Consulting Forestry and Environmental Analysis Specialists. This year’s hike will be deep in the headwaters of the Mattole River along the watershed divide with the South Fork Eel’s Indian Creek sub-basin. We will be touring an active timber harvest plan on property…

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