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Upcoming Events at All Parks in September, 2014

Adamson House 150th Celebration

Time: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm. On September 14th the historic, Malibu beachfront Adamson House at Malibu Lagoon State Beach, invites you to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of California State Par ...

Adamson House 150th Celebration

Time: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm. On September 14th the historic, Malibu beachfront Adamson House at Malibu Lagoon State Beach, invites you to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of California State Par ...

Tours and Living History Demonstrations

Weekends from 11 am to 3 pm Guided Tour of the Ranch Buildings Weekends at 1pm Visit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s at Wilder Ranch State Park. You can al ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we’ll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We’ll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...

Discover Big Basin!

Monday, September 1 at 12 pm Saturday, September 6 at 12 pm Sunday, September 7 at 12 pm Sunday, September 14 at 12 pm Sunday, September 21 at 12 pm Sunday, September 28 at 12 pm On this 4-hour, 4-mil ...

Berry Creek Falls Hike

Sunday, September 14 at 9:30 am Travel deep into the heart of Big Basin as you experience a wide range of habitats on this moderate to strenuous 11-mile-loop hike. Wind through shady redwood canyons a ...

A Walk in the Past

Sunday, September 14 at 11:30 am No Safeway? No Home Depot? No Pharmacy? How did the Ohlone Indians survive? Take a walk with Docent Eva Fewel and learn about some of the plants the Ohlones used ...

Felling the Giants

Sunday, September 14 at 12:30 pm Logging was the major industry in the Santa Cruz Mountains for over 50 years. How did lumbermen cut down these tall, tall trees? What was life like in a logging c ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm (except only 11 am on Saturday, Sept. 27) AND Monday, September 1 at 11 am and 2 pm Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll th ...

Fireside Stories

Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center: Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017. Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm and Labor Day. Call (831)427-2288 for mo ...

Volunteer Naturalist Training

Año Nuevo Volunteer Naturalist Training begins September 14! Año Nuevo State Park is currently looking for outdoor enthusiasts to join our volunteer family. A true jewel of the California coast a ...

The Gardens of Castle Rock

Sundays in September at 9 am Castle Rock is home to many monuments. While the amazing and timeless rocks tower above, the unsung heros of this park dig their roots deep into the soil and gently s ...

The Rockstars of Castle Rock State Park

Sundays in September at 1 pm What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Castle Rock? Come see the towering, cavernous tafoni, marvel in their beauty and savor their delicate splendor ...

Friday Night Done Right

Fridays in September at 5 pm Why join the party animals in the city when you can party with the animals in the mountains? There is some extremely wild nightlife going on up in Castle Rock, and th ...

Old Tree Amble

Saturdays in September at Noon Join our park interpreter, Audrey, on a scenic and gentle 1 mile hike to the ancient and awe inspiring redwood tree known simply as “The Old Tree”. See the majestic ...

Tip Toe Tour

Saturdays in September at 4 pm Join our park interpreter Audrey for a leisurely 1.2 mile hike on varied terrain to the trickle we know as Tip-Toe Falls. See the creek-side riparian habitat, and h ...

Annual Coastal Cleanup Day

Waddell Beach at Rancho Del Oso Nature and History Center September 20, 2014 from 9 am to Noon Join Save Our Shores for California's biggest volunteer effort, Coastal Cleanup Day 2014 at Wad ...

Twilight Hike

Saturday, September 6 at 6:30 pm Saturday, September 13 at 6:30 pm Saturday, September 20 at 6:30 pm Join us for an easy, level walk for the whole family. Experience the turning of the day into night ...

Snakes Alive!

Saturday, September 20 from 12-3 pm Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Old Lodge, across the s ...

Wildflower Walk!

Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center: Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017. Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm and Labor Day. Call (831)427-2288 for mo ...

Big Basin Nature Club

Saturdays at 3 pm (except for Special Event September 27) This fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing and explore! This half-hour program will introduce you ...

Junior Rangers

Saturdays at 1:30 pm (except for Special Event September 27) Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skills and play games as you learn about plants, animals, ha ...

Mission Living History Program

Saturdays from 1p.m. to 2p.m. Living history activities take place most Saturdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Activities vary and may include mission cook ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Coastal Geology Walk

Park : Ano Nuevo State Park What: Coastal Geology Walk Where: Ano Nuevo State Park, 1 New Years Creek Rd, Pescadero CA, 94060 When: Saturday September 20, 2014 ...

Int’l Coastal Clean-up Day

Saturday, September 20, 2014 9am - 12pm Celebrated the third Saturday in September, it is the largest beach and waterway cleanup program with data collection in the world. Volunteers from around t ...

Int'l Coastal Clean-up Day

Saturday, September 20, 2014 9am - 12pm Celebrated the third Saturday in September, it is the largest beach and waterway cleanup program with data collection in the world. Volunteers from around t ...

Columbia SHP - Back to School Night 1861

Time: 4-7pm Join us for a beautiful evening at the historic schoolhouse. During this reminiscent event, take a tour of the upstairs, sit in on a lesson taught by a docent dressed as an 1860s schoo ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturdays, September 6, 20 and 27 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranc ...

Coastal Cleanup Day!

Come to Silverwood Lake State Rec Area to clean up the shore line between 9am-12pm. If you would like to volunteer please call the park office at 760-389-228. All ages are welcome.

Tijuana Estuary - Bird Walks

Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday 3:00 to 4:00pm. Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail and view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds that live or stop by this Reserve on their year ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we’ll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We’ll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...

Discover Big Basin!

Monday, September 1 at 12 pm Saturday, September 6 at 12 pm Sunday, September 7 at 12 pm Sunday, September 14 at 12 pm Sunday, September 21 at 12 pm Sunday, September 28 at 12 pm On this 4-hour, 4-mil ...

Wildflower Walk!

Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center: Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017. Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm and Labor Day. Call (831)427-2288 for mo ...

The Rockstars of Castle Rock State Park

Sundays in September at 1 pm What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Castle Rock? Come see the towering, cavernous tafoni, marvel in their beauty and savor their delicate splendor ...

The Gardens of Castle Rock

Sundays in September at 9 am Castle Rock is home to many monuments. While the amazing and timeless rocks tower above, the unsung heros of this park dig their roots deep into the soil and gently s ...

Monarch Butterfly Docent Training!

Wednesday, September 24 to Saturday, October 18 Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9pm; Saturdays are Half-day Sessions Natural Bridges State Park is looking for new volunteers to host the monarch butte ...

Friday Night Done Right

Fridays in September at 5 pm Why join the party animals in the city when you can party with the animals in the mountains? There is some extremely wild nightlife going on up in Castle Rock, and th ...

Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 1:00am to 12:00pm. The Tijuana Estuary protects a variety of plant communities and wildlife. Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Visitor Center, be it u ...

Tip Toe Tour

Saturdays in September at 4 pm Join our park interpreter Audrey for a leisurely 1.2 mile hike on varied terrain to the trickle we know as Tip-Toe Falls. See the creek-side riparian habitat, and h ...

Bike and Hike the Waddell Valley

Rancho Del Oso Nature and History Center: Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017. Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm and Labor Day. Call (831)427-2288 for mo ...

Old Tree Amble

Saturdays in September at Noon Join our park interpreter, Audrey, on a scenic and gentle 1 mile hike to the ancient and awe inspiring redwood tree known simply as “The Old Tree”. See the majestic ...

Mission Living History Program

Saturdays from 1p.m. to 2p.m. Living history activities take place most Saturdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Activities vary and may include mission cook ...

Coffee Talk and Crafts

Saturday, September 6 from 9-12 AND Saturday, September 27 from 9-12 Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for free coffee or hot chocolate! This is a great way to start your day in ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturdays, September 6, 20 and 27 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranc ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we’ll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We’ll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...

Discover Big Basin!

Monday, September 1 at 12 pm Saturday, September 6 at 12 pm Sunday, September 7 at 12 pm Sunday, September 14 at 12 pm Sunday, September 21 at 12 pm Sunday, September 28 at 12 pm On this 4-hour, 4-mil ...

BYOB Hike

Sunday, September 28 at 7:30 am Join docent Kathy Willott for a BYOB hike to Buzzard’s Roost. That’s Bring Your Own Breakfast. We’ll take an early hike in hopes of seeing things that might be hid ...

Pioneers of Big Basin

Sunday, September 28 at 1 pm Join Docent Hal Anjo on an easy three-mile, three-hour round trip to the site of the Maddock Cabin. Enjoy a beautiful walk through the redwoods and hear stories of th ...

Critter Crafts

Rancho Del Oso Nature and History Center : Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017. Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm and Labor Day. Call (831)427-2288 for mo ...

The Rockstars of Castle Rock State Park

Sundays in September at 1 pm What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Castle Rock? Come see the towering, cavernous tafoni, marvel in their beauty and savor their delicate splendor ...

The Gardens of Castle Rock

Sundays in September at 9 am Castle Rock is home to many monuments. While the amazing and timeless rocks tower above, the unsung heros of this park dig their roots deep into the soil and gently s ...