Stewards Upcoming Events

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  • 6/12-6/16 - Forest to the Sea Summer Camp
  • 7/13-7/16 - Youth Environmental Artivist Summit
  • Wednesday Wellness Walks
  • Monthly Trainings, Seminars & Classes
  • Annual Events to Benefit Stewards

6/12-6/16 - Forest to the Sea Summer Camp

Summer Day Camp

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods is pleased to provide a co-educational Forest to the Sea Summer Day Camp in Russian River area State Parks for children 11-14 years old! You or another authorized adult will need to drop off your child at different Russian River State Park locations and pick them up on time each day. The camp will run 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Wednesday, with an optional extended overnight campout at Bullfrog Pond Campground (Thursday night) and half day on Friday. Stewards will provide Thursday night’s dinner, Friday’s breakfast, and Friday’s snack. Parents should provide snacks and lunches Monday through Thursday.

To participate, please download an application and return it no later than Wednesday, May 31. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis (until all available slots are filled). There is a $50 fee associated with camp, with a limited number of need-based scholarships available. Please do not send payment until your child has been accepted.

Download Summer Camp Application

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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Tread Lightly Trainer Course (Land Based Recreation Certification)

Fee: $16 members, $20 non-members (includes tuition, certificate, presentation & resources)
Meets: Saturday, May 6, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, AR Volunteer Center (Stewards Office)
Instructor(s): Father Nayture (Tread Lightly! Master Trainer)

This is for anyone that has already completed a free online Awareness Course and wants to advance to the next level. The Tread Lightly!®’s Tread Trainer™ course is designed to minimize impact on roads, trails and wildlands. Participants will come away with an understanding of outdoor ethics, learn the Tread Lightly!® principles of responsible recreation, and be provided with tools to spread the word to other outdoor enthusiasts. Trainers will also need to purchase a Tread Lightly membership at

CANCELLED: Introduction to the Coastal Prairie

Fee: $16 members, $20 non-members
Meets: Saturday, May 13, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Shell Beach
Instructor(s): Jim Coleman (Occidental Arts & Ecology Center)

Learn about the most diverse and endangered native grassland in North America and the threats to its existence. Then hike through some of the remaining 1% of California’s native prairie along the Kortum and Pomo trails.

Birding on the Sonoma Coast

Fee: $16 members, $20 non-members
Meets: Saturday, May 20, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Jenner Visitor Center
Instructor(s): Lisa Hug (North Bay Naturalist & Birding Guide)

Explore birds of the Sonoma Coast near the mouth of the Russian River. Learn about gulls, grebes, loons, murres, and more!

Wildlife Viewing by Kayak

Fee: $16 members, $20 non-members
Meets: Saturday, May 20, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Jenner Visitor Center
Instructor(s): Suki Waters (Owner of Watertreks Eco-Tours)

Explore how to view wildlife (harbor seals, shorebirds, and waterfowl) safely by kayak, with special consideration for keeping appropriate distance and being mindful of tides, wind, and water conditions at the mouth of the Russian River. Participants are welcome to bring their own boats. $30 rental fee (cash or credit, no checks) includes a kayak, life jacket, and paddle. No drop-ins. Space is limited, you must pre-register. No prior kayaking experience required – beginners welcome!

Seal Watch Volunteer Training

Meets: Saturday, May 20, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Jenner Visitor Center & Goat Rock State Beach
Instructor(s): Stewards Staff & Seal Watch Coordinators

This is our mid-season volunteer training for anyone who wants to join Seal Watch, but couldn’t attend in March. The training won’t start until all kayakers are off the water, so interested participants can plan to attend both! New volunteers will have an opportunity to observe and meet experienced Seal Watchers as they do an afternoon shift at Goat Rock beach.

Cultural History of the Lower Russian River

Fee: $16 members, $20 non-members
Meets: Sunday, May 21, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, AR Volunteer Center (Stewards Office)
Instructor(s): Daniel Murley (Historian & Retired State Park Ranger)

Learn about the cultural history of Sonoma Coast State Park, including the Kashaya Pomo, Russian American Fur Company, ranching families, and logging operations.


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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