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Calendar - Cosumnes River Preserve

Limited events are back! Check below and click on each event to learn more.

Registration required.

All events can also be found on our Eventbrite page. 

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  • Guided Natural History Walk

    Guided Natural History Walk

    9:00 am-11:00 am
    02/05/2022
    13501 Franklin Blvd. Galt, CA

    Join Cosumnes River Preserve docents on a guided hike along the River Walk Trail! This hike will take you back to the days when the Plains Miwok once inhabited the Cosumnes River’s surrounding landscape.

    You’ll learn about the plants and animals they interacted with and the unique ways in which they utilized the land as a part of their everyday lives.

    The route will cover approximately 3.5 miles, but participants that do not wish to walk that far may turn around at any time. This is a great family activity for all ages! This is an outdoor setting in nature, so please dress accordingly with sturdy shoes and layers. There is not potable water, so please bring all the water you’ll need for the hike. Binoculars encouraged!

    COVID-19 Precautions: We have limited the number of participants to ensure guests can social distance. Bringing a facemask is encouraged in the event the group cannot social distance on areas of the trail.

    Meet at 9:00 am on the Visitor Center deck.

    Registration through EventBrite is required as space is limited.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Galt Winter Bird Festival

    Galt Winter Bird Festival

    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    02/05/2022
    600 Chabolla Ave, Galt, CA 95632

    Every year the City of Galt welcomes local and surrounding communities to celebrate nature and winter wildlife! This annual festival includes an in-person vending experience, multiple talks and lectures, guided tours and nature hikes, art contests, and so much more!

    Click here to check out the Galt Winter Bird Festival website and learn more.

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  • Volunteer Naturalist Training

    Volunteer Naturalist Training

    11:00 am-2:00 pm
    02/12/2022

    Do you love Cosumnes River Preserve?

    Are you passionate about the outdoors or nature?

    Do you enjoy teaching others about the things you love?

    Whether you answered yes to any of these questions, you may just be a GREAT fit for our Volunteer Naturalist Team!

    Volunteer Naturalists are the heart of our Visitor Center and public access programs.

    What do Naturalists do?

    • Help run the Visitor Center on weekends, helping visitors by asking questions on flora, fauna, and the history of the Preserve.
    • Help lead guided hikes and paddling events.
    • Attend and share about the Preserve at outreach events.
    • Have opportunities to participate in special restoration projects in areas of the Preserve not accessible to the public.
    • Gain knowledge and learn more about our local ecosystems.
    • Have fun and meet other awesome volunteers!

    Thanks to these amazing volunteers, we are able to keep the Visitor Center (when not restricted by COVID-19) open every weekend and holidays throughout the year! Volunteer Naturalists have a commitment requirement to volunteer for at least 1 year, volunteering for at least 10 4-hour shifts.

    These 4-hour shifts can be done in our Visitor Center on weekends OR at outreach events.

    Interested in participating??

    Join us for our Winter 2022 Training!

    In-person meetings would be held on February 12, 19, 26, 2022 from 11am-2pm (lunch provided).
    Participants wil have training videos to watch at home during the week leading up to each in-person meeting.

    This is a course, so you much be able to attend every training date.

    RSVP is required. Email the Volunteer Coordinator, Saige White, at whitesa@saccounty.net

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  • Guided Photography Walk

    Guided Photography Walk

    8:00 am-11:00 am
    02/19/2022

    Come to Cosumnes River Preserve (CRP) for a two-hour guided walk focusing on photographing the Preserve.

    The first hour will be spent on creatively “seeing” Preserve photo opportunities, including using light, shape, texture, and color to artistically capture the Preserve. Topics include: direction of light, color vs monochrome, horizontal vs vertical, use of leading lines and depth of field in compositions. Camera functionality to be discussed include: use of histogram to confirm proper exposure and using aperture to change depth of field focus. Due to the wide variety of cameras, CRP guides cannot be expected to know how to make changes to camera setting, so participants should be familiar with their cameras and/or bring their camera manuals.

    Tripods are encouraged, especially for morning, low-light conditions.

    The second hour will be spent photographing the Preserve’s wintering waterfowl and include a discussion of the best camera settings for capturing moving and flying birds, using depth of field to reduce visual distractions, and the exposure complexities of photographing birds with both light and dark plumage.

    Remember, this is Nature in winter, so please dress accordingly with sturdy shoes and layers. Gloves will be very helpful as cameras and tripods get cold. There is no potable water and participants must bring their own water.

    There is a limit of 10 participants, who must register using the link below. Wearing a mask may be necessary if social distancing cannot be maintained during the walk or during photo reviews.

    Meet at 8:00AM on the Visitor Center deck.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Volunteer Naturalist Training

    Volunteer Naturalist Training

    11:00 am-2:00 pm
    02/19/2022

    Do you love Cosumnes River Preserve?

    Are you passionate about the outdoors or nature?

    Do you enjoy teaching others about the things you love?

    Whether you answered yes to any of these questions, you may just be a GREAT fit for our Volunteer Naturalist Team!

    Volunteer Naturalists are the heart of our Visitor Center and public access programs.

    What do Naturalists do?

    • Help run the Visitor Center on weekends, helping visitors by asking questions on flora, fauna, and the history of the Preserve.
    • Help lead guided hikes and paddling events.
    • Attend and share about the Preserve at outreach events.
    • Have opportunities to participate in special restoration projects in areas of the Preserve not accessible to the public.
    • Gain knowledge and learn more about our local ecosystems.
    • Have fun and meet other awesome volunteers!

    Thanks to these amazing volunteers, we are able to keep the Visitor Center (when not restricted by COVID-19) open every weekend and holidays throughout the year! Volunteer Naturalists have a commitment requirement to volunteer for at least 1 year, volunteering for at least 10 4-hour shifts.

    These 4-hour shifts can be done in our Visitor Center on weekends OR at outreach events.

    Interested in participating??

    Join us for our Winter 2022 Training!

    In-person meetings would be held on February 12, 19, 26, 2022 from 11am-2pm (lunch provided).
    Participants wil have training videos to watch at home during the week leading up to each in-person meeting.

    This is a course, so you much be able to attend every training date.

    RSVP is required. Email the Volunteer Coordinator, Saige White, at whitesa@saccounty.net

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