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December 2018

Sunday Naturalist Hike

December 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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December 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

  GUIDED HIKING PROGRAM

Explore China Camp With a Naturalist

Learn about the abundant wildlife in the area.

See amazing views of the park.

Get Outside and exercise by the glittering bay.

Join naturalist Harold Hirsch for a Sunday morning hike at China Camp.

 Please bring appropriate hiking gear, warm clothing water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat.

 

  • 12/16  Back ranch meadows- 12:30pm  Advanced.  4.5 miles, 500 ft elevation gain. Lead by naturalist Harold Hirsch.

 

This hike is brought to you by Friends of China Camp. If you are bringing more than 5 people, please RSVP to chinacamp.programs@gmail.com or (415)456-0766, otherwise you can just show up!

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Date:
December 16
Time:
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

WAITLIST ONLY: King Tide Hike!

December 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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December 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

THe EVENT REGISTRATION IS FULL- WAITLIST ONLY

Flooded with Science and Seawater:

A guided nature walk at China Camp State Park
during a King Tide

Date: Sunday, December 23rd
Start time: 11:30 am
End time: 1:30 pm

AND

Date: Monday, January 21st
Start time: 11:00 am
End time: 1:00 pm

Celebrate winter with a beautiful short hike and lots of science at China Camp State Park! Join
scientist and educator Sarah Ferner from San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research
Reserve for a walk near the edge of China Camp’s tidal salt marsh during one of the highest high
tides of the year – a King Tide. Nature should put on a quietly beautiful show as the rising tide
slowly floods the marsh. We will learn about the marsh, scientific research occurring there, and
what king tides can teach us about sea level rise. Bring your camera to participate in California
King Tide Initiative’s citizen science photo monitoring. Registration required.

Cost: Free.

What to be prepared for: Please dress appropriately for weather, including walking on trails
that will likely be wet or muddy and standing still in windy conditions. This event is primarily
for adults.
What to bring: Camera, binoculars

Meeting place: Turtleback Hill Nature Trail within China Camp State Park. Please enter the
Park from the East (Peacock Gap/Downtown San Rafael). If N. San Pedro Rd is flooded, the
meeting location will be moved east of the flooding. Please do not drive through flooded areas!
Weather plan: Very heavy rain may cancel

Space is limited and reservations are required.  To reserve, send email to: chinacamp.programs@gmail.com, or call (415) 456-0766Please indicate a) the date of the program you would like to reserve b) your name, c) your phone number, d) the total number of places you are reserving. We will reply to confirm your reservation.

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Date:
December 23
Time:
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

January 2019

New Years Day Hike!

January 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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January 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

New Years Day Hike!

Ring in the New Year with the beauty and splendor of China Camp!

 

Join Friends of China Camp for an easy- yet invigorating- hike among beautiful woodlands and scenic vistas. Breathe fresh air, observe the verdant greenery of new winter growth, and celebrate the year ahead! Snacks and hot beverages will be provided at the end of the hike.

 

When: Jan 1st, 2019

Time: 9:30am

Meeting Location: China Camp Village Parking Lot (upper lot)

Difficulty: Easy, 2 miles

Space is limited and reservations are required.  To reserve, send email to: chinacamp.programs@gmail.com, or call (415) 456-0766. Please indicate a) the date of the program you would like to reserve b) your name, c) your phone number, d) the total number of places you are reserving. We will reply to confirm your reservation.

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Date:
January 1, 2019
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Easy Turtleback Trail Hike!

January 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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January 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

 GUIDED HIKING PROGRAM

Explore China Camp With a Naturalist

Learn about the abundant wildlife in the area.

See amazing views of the park.

Get Outside and exercise by the glittering bay.

Join naturalist Susan Edwards as we uncover the secrets of the Heart of China Camp: Turtleback trail. We’ll start at the Turtleback trailhead and wander among the pickleweed marsh and the oak woodlands to discover the plants and creatures that make it home. This will be a slow, joyful walk to see, smell, taste, hear and feel as much as we can. Susan is a seasoned naturalist who loves to share her knowledge of the intricate secrets of natural world along the trails of China Camp.

Families with children of all ages, welcome!

 Please bring appropriate hiking gear, warm clothing water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat.

When: January 6th, 2019

Where: Turtleback Trailhead, China Camp State Park

Time: 9am-11am

Please bring appropriate hiking gear, water, and sunscreen. Weather conditions may cancel event.

To RSVP or for directions please contact chinacamp.programs@gmail.com or

call (415)456-0766.

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Date:
January 6, 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

King Tide Hike!

January 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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January 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Flooded with Science and Seawater:

A guided nature walk at China Camp State Park
during a King Tide

Date: Sunday, December 23rd
Start time: 11:30 am
End time: 1:30 pm

AND

Date: Monday, January 21st
Start time: 11:00 am
End time: 1:00 pm

Celebrate winter with a beautiful short hike and lots of science at China Camp State Park! Join
scientist and educator Sarah Ferner from San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research
Reserve for a walk near the edge of China Camp’s tidal salt marsh during one of the highest high
tides of the year – a King Tide. Nature should put on a quietly beautiful show as the rising tide
slowly floods the marsh. We will learn about the marsh, scientific research occurring there, and
what king tides can teach us about sea level rise. Bring your camera to participate in California
King Tide Initiative’s citizen science photo monitoring. Registration required.

Cost: Free.

What to be prepared for: Please dress appropriately for weather, including walking on trails
that will likely be wet or muddy and standing still in windy conditions. This event is primarily
for adults.
What to bring: Camera, binoculars

Meeting place: Turtleback Hill Nature Trail within China Camp State Park. Please enter the
Park from the East (Peacock Gap/Downtown San Rafael). If N. San Pedro Rd is flooded, the
meeting location will be moved east of the flooding. Please do not drive through flooded areas!
Weather plan: Very heavy rain may cancel

Space is limited and reservations are required.  To reserve, send email to: chinacamp.programs@gmail.com, or call (415) 456-0766Please indicate a) the date of the program you would like to reserve b) your name, c) your phone number, d) the total number of places you are reserving. We will reply to confirm your reservation.

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Date:
January 21, 2019
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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