Volunteer Naturalist Training Dates Announced

Volunteer Naturalist Training Dates Announced

Attn: Potential Volunteers, Thank you for expressing interest in the Cosumnes River Preserve’s Volunteer Naturalist Program.  It is individuals like you that help make the Preserve an amazing place for anyone hoping to experience, enjoy and appreciate their natural world.  The Preserve would like to invite you to attend its: 2017 Winter Volunteer Naturalist Training. The Volunteer Naturalist Training requires individuals to attend (2) consecutive daytime sessions, which will take place over the course of

Waterfowl Surveys Need Volunteers

Waterfowl Surveys Need Volunteers

The Cosumnes River Preserve is looking for dedicated volunteers to participate in their Fall/Winter Waterfowl and Water Bird Surveys starting in September.      Volunteers Needed!   No prior experience is necessary. Volunteers will be required to attend a mandatory training session on August 30th, 2017, from 9:00am to Noon at the Visitor Center, 13501 Franklin Blvd, Galt, CA 95632. Volunteers will dedicate 2-3 hours the 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning of each month beginning September 6th

Raptor Survey Needs Volunteers

Raptor  Survey Needs Volunteers

 The Raptor survey training has been postponed until March 1st due to flooding. Franklin Blvd. is closed due to flooding and all parking lots are under water. The training will instead take place next Wednesday March 1st from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Thank you, Volunteers Needed! Would you like to learn about raptor identification and gain valuable field experience? The Cosumnes River Preserve is looking for volunteers to participate in

Sandhill cranes bring their trumpet and dance to the Delta each winter

Sandhill cranes bring their trumpet and dance to the Delta each winter

Sandhill cranes bring their trumpet and dance to the Delta each winter By Denis Cuff Contra Costa Times GALT — Jesse Roseman, a nature preserve manager, stalks along a pond in search of a very big and rare bird that evolved wading in the primordial ooze that once covered much of the Central Valley. “Listen. Their sound is not like any other bird,” Roseman says as he hears the eerie, reverberating cry of sandhill cranes

Saving The California Oaks

Saving The California Oaks

Saving the California oaks They’re majestic, they’re imperiled, and they’re the most Californian of all trees. Follow our guide to see them in their spring glory. |Bill Marken   California’s major oak species are distinguishable by canopy shape and, up close, leaf structure.   I was an Acorn. Our school was named after the oaks that carpeted my Northern California valley before the ranchers cut them down to plant fruit trees, and our yearbook was