Stewards Upcoming Events

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  • 6/10-8/12 - Junior Ranger Program
  • 7/13-7/16 - Youth Environmental Artivist Summit
  • Wednesday Wellness Walks
  • Monthly Trainings, Seminars & Classes
  • Annual Events to Benefit Stewards

6/10-8/12 - Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Program flyer

The Junior Ranger Program is happening again this summer, every Saturday from June 10 thru August 12, at Bullfrog Pond Campground! This program offers a variety of fun outdoor activities featuring the natural flora and fauna in your State Parks. Make it a weekend excursion for the whole family and book a camping reservation through Camping fees support Stewards’ operations at Austin Creek SRA.


10 - Mammals of Austin Creek: Who's Eating Whom?
17 - Invertebrates: Life Without a Backbone
24 - Life Cycles, Cycles, Cycles: Air, Water, Rock

1 - Plants, Wildflowers & Pollinators
8 - Adaptions & Connections
15 - Mammals of Austin Creek: Who's Eating Whom?
22 - Invertebrates: Life Without a Backbone
29 - Life Cycles, Cycles, Cycles: Air, Water, Rock

5 - Plants, Wildflowers & Pollinators
12 - Adaptions & Connections


7/13-7/16 - Youth Environmental Artivist Summit


Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods and Raizes Collective are proud to provide an opportunity for 9th-12th grade high school students to attend our second Youth Environmental Artivist Summit (Y.E.A.S.)! The camping summit will run Thursday, July 13 (9:30 AM) through Sunday, July 16 (5:00 PM) and take place at Willow Creek Environmental Campground. This year’s theme is Unificando Conciencia, or Unifying Consciousness.

To participate as a student, presenter, or chaperone, please read, sign, and return the following documents no later than Monday, June 19:

Youth Participant Application

Workshop Presenter Application

Chaperone Application

Wednesday Wellness Walks

Wednesday Wellness Walks

Wednesday Wellness Walks are back! Join us for a healing walk through Armstrong Redwoods every Wednesday from 10-11 AM! Group meets at the Welcome Center in the front entrance parking lot.

Monthly Trainings, Seminars & Classes

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Wildflowers of the Sonoma Coast

Fee: $16 members, $20 non-members
Meets: Saturday, June 3, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Shell Beach
Instructor(s): Peter Warner (Botanical Consultant & former National and State Parks ecologist)

Come celebrate “National Trails Day” with Peter Warner as he takes participants through coastal grassland, shrubland, and smaller patches of forest. The trail is about 5 miles, with some moderately steep, and wet or muddy stretches, along rolling, well-worn, dirt and gravel tread (not suitable for strollers, walkers, or wheelchairs). NOTE: This is a moderate hike. Please plan accordingly.

The Legacy of Pond Farm

Fee: $16 members, $20 non-members
Meets: Sunday, June 4, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, carpool from Stewards Office to Pond Farm
Instructor(s): Anthony Veerkamp (National Trust for Historic Preservation), Laura Parent (California State Parks)

Learn about the inspiring story of internationally renowned ceramic potter Marguerite Wildenhain and her workshop and school at Pond Farm Pottery.

General Volunteers in Parks Program (VIPP) Orientation #2

Meets: Saturday, June 24, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, AR Volunteer Center (Stewards Office)
Instructor(s): Stewards Staff & Program Coordinators

General Orientation covering available volunteer opportunities in the southern Russian River Sector of the Sonoma-Mendocino State Parks District. One General Orientation is REQUIRED for all new volunteers.

CANCELLED: Mobile Marine Van/Steward Ship Volunteer Training #2

Meets: Saturday, June 24, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM, AR Volunteer Center (Stewards Office)
Instructor(s): Stewards Staff & Naturalists

Learn to staff the “Steward Ship,” our Mobile Marine Education Van at schools, special events, and along the Sonoma Coast. Volunteers interpret marine artifacts, facilitate hands-on activities, perform retail transactions, and assist with community outreach! We will also focus on how to effectively engage children.

For more opportunites to work with the Steward Ship, please call our Programs staff at (707) 869-9177 ext. 5#.

POSTPONED: Tri Yoga Under the Redwoods

Fee: $16 members, $20 non-members
Meets: Sunday, June 25, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, location Armstrong or Austin Creek
Instructor(s): Mariann Weed (Tri Yoga Instructor)

Mariann will introduce you to Tri Yoga, a full spectrum ancient practice. Deep breathing is followed by postures (asanas) and flows to build strength, flexibility, and calmness. The session will end with meditation. All skill levels welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat, blocks, and straps (if you have them).

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CLASS FULL: NOLS/WMI Wilderness First Aid

Fee: $204 members, $255 non-members
Meets: Saturday & Sunday, July 1 & 2, 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM, AR Volunteer Center (Stewards Office)
Instructor(s): Daniel De Kay (WEMT)

Learn how to assess and provide first aid treatments for common injuries and illnesses. Instruction takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Participants must be 16 years of age or older. No previous first aid training is required. Successful course completion earns a WMI Wilderness First Aid certification (valid for two years). CPR not included.

Missed registration? Call (707) 869-9177 or email us to be put on our waiting list.

Annual Events to Benefit Stewards

APRIL 8-9 44th Fisherman's Festival
  22 Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup
  29 Family Day in Your State Park / Day of the Child
MAY 6-7 Armstrong Redwoods & Austin Creek Run
JULY 22 Gourmet Walk in the Woods
AUGUST 12 Sunset Dinner
  26-27     23rd Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival
SEPTEMBER     16 Old Grove Festival

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