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Know Your Watershed Kick-off Event
March 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree but donations welcome
This event kicks off the month long celebration of the Yuba, Bear and American River watersheds with a Nisenan Blessing, Neena McNair Family Singers praying and singing with the Mother Drum. Learn about watersheds from many of our collaborating organizations at display booths. Discover plants and animals of this watershed at our Bear River Bio-Blitz or afternoon hike! Children’s activities and music by Riparia. Join us for a picnic at noon after the bio-blitz.
10:00 am-12:00 pm Bio-Blitz training and field bioblitz biological inventory of Bear River at this site. Rick Ramos leads with several experts in plants, birds, other animal types. Come as a participant or learn how to lead a bio-blitz of your own!
11:00 am-3:00pm Nonprofits from all watersheds will highlight events in April, show what they do and discuss watershed issues
11:00-2:00 pm The Neena McNair Family Singers will be praying and singing with the Mother Drum
11:00- 2:30 pm Gold Country Fly Fishers will have a hands on aquatic bug tank and identification for kids and adult’s, and also they will have practice fly rods, and casting instructions.
NOON Bring your picnic lunch, blanket and or chairs and join your neighbors and friends at the riverside.
1:45-2:15 Water Quality Monitoring Demonstration from Wolf Creek Alliance and Sierra Streams Institute.
Music by Riparia
2:30-3:30 Hike the Bear River Campground trail network, with Richard Marks and Kristen Hein Strohm, maintained by Meadow Vista Trail Assoc.
4 pm Riverside activities end, and the Kickoff Celebration moves to the Sierra Vista Community Center…