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Jun
10
Mon

When:
Creek Camp Session 1 June 10-14 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Creek Camp Session 2 June 24-28 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Creek Camp Session 3 July 15-19 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Creek Camp Session 4 July 22-26 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Cuándo: Habrá 4 sesiones disponibles: 10 a 14 de junio, 24 a 28 de junio, 15 a 19 de julio, y 22 de julio a 26, todas de 9:00 am a 3:00 pm.

Where: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452 | Dónde: Parque Estatal Sugarloaf Ridge, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452

Who: Ages 8-12 | Quien: edades de 8 a 12

Cost: $360/non-members $400 | Costo: $360 para miembros de Sonoma Ecology Center, o $400 para el público general.

Join us for Creek Camps at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Traverse the headwaters of Sonoma Creek Watershed in this fun and environmental education camp. Campers will spend the week as explorers, starting off the day with morning hikes on the park’s trails. As the day warms, we’ll stay close to water, exploring the creeks in the shade of the summer heat. Activities include investigating the properties of water and learning about the wildlife and plants found in the park. Campers will experience plenty of games, hiking, and storytelling. Attendees to Creek Camps must be ages 8-12. Creek Camps are $360 for SEC members and $400 for non-members.

Creek Camps 2024 are run by these educators: Jonny Ehlers, Desirae Harp and Camille Sanchez.

There are 25 spots for each session of Creek Camps. Scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out this short form and we will try to get back to you within 2 weeks.

Acompáñanos en el campamento de arroyo en el Parque Estatal Sugarloaf Ridge. Recorreremos la cabecera del arroyo de Sonoma en este campamento de día recreacional y educativo. Los participantes pasarán la semana como exploradores, empezando el día con caminatas en los senderos del parque. Conforme el día se torna caluroso, nos mantendremos cerca del arroyo, explorando en la sombra del calor veranero. Actividades incluyen investigación de las propiedades del agua y aprender sobre la vida silvestre y las plantas en el parque. Participantes para este campamento deben ser de edades 8 a 12. El campamento de arroyo cuesta $360 para miembros de SEC o $400 si no es miembro.

Los campamentos de arroyo son liderados por Jonny Ehlers, Desirae Harp, y Camille Sanchez.

Hay cupo para 25 en el campamento de gnomo, con becas disponibles. Para solicitar una beca, por favor llene este formulario. Nos pondremos en contacto con el solicitante en un periodo de dos semanas.

Jun
13
Thu
Sugarloaf Volunteer Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park | Kenwood | California | United States

Volunteers play a crucial role at keeping Sugarloaf Ridge State Park open and accessible to all! Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work by coming to our every-other-Thursday Volunteer Trail Crew. Activities include bridge and step construction, installing signs, clearing, lifting, carrying, and hiking.

Bring gloves, hat, and water that you can carry hands-free (i.e. a backpack). Wear long pants, boots or sturdy shoes and sunscreen. Long sleeves are recommended as poison oak is present. We have tools and trained crew leaders with tasks for all. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We will provide tools, and if allowed, lunch.

If you are a current Sugarloaf volunteer, log onto Better Impact to sign up.
Not a Sugarloaf volunteer yet? RSVP to sugarloafvolunteer@sonomaecologycenter.org no later than the Sunday prior to the work day to ensure we have lunch for you.
First-time volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to formally join our volunteer program if they’d like to support us more frequently. Start here to become a volunteer.

Jun
23
Sun
ParkRx—Forest Bathing Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park | Kenwood | California | United States

The practice of Forest Therapy has been shown to improve health and well-being.

Have you heard about “Shinrin-yoku” or “forest bathing”? Here is an opportunity to take a walk and experience the practice for yourself. Learn techniques to maximize the health benefits and stress reducing qualities of this walking practice. Shinrin-yoku originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States for its documented health benefits.

This practice takes a walk in the woods to another level. A centering and calming restorative practice, it promotes balance and restored vitality through a quality of presence and heightened sensory awareness. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park hosts a Forest Therapy Series as part of its Park Rx Program the 4th Sunday of the month led by certified Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) practitioners.

We invite you to join us on this therapeutic experience of sights, sounds, scents, touch, and memory. The outing begins at the White Barn and meanders less than one mile from the start point in a reverie of introspection and connection to the natural world.

Tickets are $20 or free with an April 2024 or newer Park Rx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider. Click here for ParkRx information. To sign up with a ParkRx, please email a PDF of your Rx to alma@sonomaecologycenter.org.

Wear layers, comfortable footwear, bring water, sun protection, and if desired, a snack or a picnic to enjoy after the event. Parking fees apply. Heavy rains cancel.

Ease of access: Creekside Nature Trail has two trailheads. The trailhead from the White Barn is ADA compliant for about 0.1 miles. Our route for this hike veers off to the left across a narrow bridge and single-track dirt trail that connects with Hillside and then backtracks. The entire route is approximately 3/4 of a mile with approximately 100ft of elevation gain. 

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For more events at Sugarloaf, visit our calendar.

Jun
24
Mon

When:
Creek Camp Session 1 June 10-14 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Creek Camp Session 2 June 24-28 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Creek Camp Session 3 July 15-19 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Creek Camp Session 4 July 22-26 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Cuándo: Habrá 4 sesiones disponibles: 10 a 14 de junio, 24 a 28 de junio, 15 a 19 de julio, y 22 de julio a 26, todas de 9:00 am a 3:00 pm.

Where: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452 | Dónde: Parque Estatal Sugarloaf Ridge, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452

Who: Ages 8-12 | Quien: edades de 8 a 12

Cost: $360/non-members $400 | Costo: $360 para miembros de Sonoma Ecology Center, o $400 para el público general.

Join us for Creek Camps at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Traverse the headwaters of Sonoma Creek Watershed in this fun and environmental education camp. Campers will spend the week as explorers, starting off the day with morning hikes on the park’s trails. As the day warms, we’ll stay close to water, exploring the creeks in the shade of the summer heat. Activities include investigating the properties of water and learning about the wildlife and plants found in the park. Campers will experience plenty of games, hiking, and storytelling. Attendees to Creek Camps must be ages 8-12. Creek Camps are $360 for SEC members and $400 for non-members.

Creek Camps 2024 are run by these educators: Jonny Ehlers, Desirae Harp and Camille Sanchez.

There are 25 spots for each session of Creek Camps. Scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out this short form and we will try to get back to you within 2 weeks.

Acompáñanos en el campamento de arroyo en el Parque Estatal Sugarloaf Ridge. Recorreremos la cabecera del arroyo de Sonoma en este campamento de día recreacional y educativo. Los participantes pasarán la semana como exploradores, empezando el día con caminatas en los senderos del parque. Conforme el día se torna caluroso, nos mantendremos cerca del arroyo, explorando en la sombra del calor veranero. Actividades incluyen investigación de las propiedades del agua y aprender sobre la vida silvestre y las plantas en el parque. Participantes para este campamento deben ser de edades 8 a 12. El campamento de arroyo cuesta $360 para miembros de SEC o $400 si no es miembro.

Los campamentos de arroyo son liderados por Jonny Ehlers, Desirae Harp, y Camille Sanchez.

Hay cupo para 25 en el campamento de gnomo, con becas disponibles. Para solicitar una beca, por favor llene este formulario. Nos pondremos en contacto con el solicitante en un periodo de dos semanas.

Jun
27
Thu
Sugarloaf Volunteer Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park | Kenwood | California | United States

Volunteers play a crucial role at keeping Sugarloaf Ridge State Park open and accessible to all! Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work by coming to our every-other-Thursday Volunteer Trail Crew. Activities include bridge and step construction, installing signs, clearing, lifting, carrying, and hiking.

Bring gloves, hat, and water that you can carry hands-free (i.e. a backpack). Wear long pants, boots or sturdy shoes and sunscreen. Long sleeves are recommended as poison oak is present. We have tools and trained crew leaders with tasks for all. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We will provide tools, and if allowed, lunch.

If you are a current Sugarloaf volunteer, log onto Better Impact to sign up.
Not a Sugarloaf volunteer yet? RSVP to sugarloafvolunteer@sonomaecologycenter.org no later than the Sunday prior to the work day to ensure we have lunch for you.
First-time volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to formally join our volunteer program if they’d like to support us more frequently. Start here to become a volunteer.

Jun
29
Sat

The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public at least once a month, usually on a Saturday near the time of the New Moon.

Star Parties: Presentations on astronomical topics are given in the classroom throughout the course of the evening. Starting at dusk, the Observatory’s three main telescopes are open for your viewing. Docents set up additional telescopes in front of the building. Friendly and knowledgeable docents are available to answer your questions.

You must have a ticket to attend, as we are limited to 40 attendees per County Health Orders. Proof of vaccination or a negative rapid test taken within the last 48 hours are also required to attend. Tickets are available at rfo.simpletix.com

FAQs:

  1. Map and Directions
  2. When to arrive: We keep the observatory open as long as there are visitors, but you must arrive within 3 hours after start time to ensure that we remain open for you. Summer Star Parties begin with tours and presentations until it’s dark enough for observing.
  3. Bring warm clothing, even in summer—observing is done outdoors.
  4. There is a short walk from the parking area to the Observatory and you may wish to bring a small flashlight.
  5. White Light: No white lights should be used after dark; the observatory is a red-light-only area to protect everyone’s night vision. We will supply red cellophane to cover flashlights. Please note:
    ◦ Bring a SMALL flashlight (large camp lanterns, light sticks, etc., cannot be adequately covered by red cellophane).
    ◦ Cell phones or cell-phone flashlights are acceptable but must be covered in red cellophane. (No cell service at the observatory).
    ◦ Some head lamps are difficult to cover with red cellophane. Once covered, head lamps should be worn around the neck or used pointing down as they are usually very bright at eye level.
    ◦ Red flashlights are available for $5 at the observatory.
  6. Alcohol is prohibited on Observatory grounds.
  7. The Observatory is not open to the public except for scheduled events.

Classroom presentations are always offered on Star Party nights even if the weather is poor. For current conditions call the observatory at (707) 833-6979.
For more info please visit the Robert Ferguson Observatory website.


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Jul
6
Sat
Habitat Hike: Redwood Forest @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park | Kenwood | California | United States

What is a habitat? Join Sugarloaf docents through the featured habitat, redwood forest, to explore all it has to offer. Learn what makes redwoods special, from their ability to capture fog as water source and their need for fire during this 2-3 mile hike along Canyon Trail and over to Goodspeed Trail and back. This hike is the third in our four-part ‘Habitats of Sugarloaf’ hike series. The 4th hike will explore the oak woodland habitat.

Meet at the main parking lot. Tickets are $10-$15 sliding scale for general admission, $5 for youth (12-17 year olds), students, Sugarloaf members, Sugarloaf volunteers, and free for children under 12. Wear layers, appropriate footwear for muddy and/or slippery trails, bring at least a quart of water, sun protection, and if desired, a snack. Heavy rain cancels. Parking fees apply.

Ease of access: The Canyon Trail is a narrow foot trail with two trailheads. Both trailheads begin along Adobe Canyon Rd, with the upper trailhead being about 1/4 mile away from the entrance kiosk and the lower trailhead about 1/2 from the park entrance. Canyon trail descends approximately 278 ft, which includes 138 wooden steps and multiple water bars. The soil surface is mostly compacted dirt, with some sections of gravel or rock. The trail flattens as it comes to the bottom of the canyon where the redwood grove is.

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For more events at Sugarloaf, visit our calendar.

Jul
11
Thu
Sugarloaf Volunteer Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park | Kenwood | California | United States

Volunteers play a crucial role at keeping Sugarloaf Ridge State Park open and accessible to all! Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work by coming to our every-other-Thursday Volunteer Trail Crew. Activities include bridge and step construction, installing signs, clearing, lifting, carrying, and hiking.

Bring gloves, hat, and water that you can carry hands-free (i.e. a backpack). Wear long pants, boots or sturdy shoes and sunscreen. Long sleeves are recommended as poison oak is present. We have tools and trained crew leaders with tasks for all. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We will provide tools, and if allowed, lunch.

If you are a current Sugarloaf volunteer, log onto Better Impact to sign up.
Not a Sugarloaf volunteer yet? RSVP to sugarloafvolunteer@sonomaecologycenter.org no later than the Sunday prior to the work day to ensure we have lunch for you.
First-time volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to formally join our volunteer program if they’d like to support us more frequently. Start here to become a volunteer.

Jul
15
Mon

When:
Creek Camp Session 1 June 10-14 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Creek Camp Session 2 June 24-28 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Creek Camp Session 3 July 15-19 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Creek Camp Session 4 July 22-26 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Cuándo: Habrá 4 sesiones disponibles: 10 a 14 de junio, 24 a 28 de junio, 15 a 19 de julio, y 22 de julio a 26, todas de 9:00 am a 3:00 pm.

Where: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452 | Dónde: Parque Estatal Sugarloaf Ridge, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452

Who: Ages 8-12 | Quien: edades de 8 a 12

Cost: $360/non-members $400 | Costo: $360 para miembros de Sonoma Ecology Center, o $400 para el público general.

Join us for Creek Camps at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Traverse the headwaters of Sonoma Creek Watershed in this fun and environmental education camp. Campers will spend the week as explorers, starting off the day with morning hikes on the park’s trails. As the day warms, we’ll stay close to water, exploring the creeks in the shade of the summer heat. Activities include investigating the properties of water and learning about the wildlife and plants found in the park. Campers will experience plenty of games, hiking, and storytelling. Attendees to Creek Camps must be ages 8-12. Creek Camps are $360 for SEC members and $400 for non-members.

Creek Camps 2024 are run by these educators: Jonny Ehlers, Desirae Harp and Camille Sanchez.

There are 25 spots for each session of Creek Camps. Scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out this short form and we will try to get back to you within 2 weeks.

Acompáñanos en el campamento de arroyo en el Parque Estatal Sugarloaf Ridge. Recorreremos la cabecera del arroyo de Sonoma en este campamento de día recreacional y educativo. Los participantes pasarán la semana como exploradores, empezando el día con caminatas en los senderos del parque. Conforme el día se torna caluroso, nos mantendremos cerca del arroyo, explorando en la sombra del calor veranero. Actividades incluyen investigación de las propiedades del agua y aprender sobre la vida silvestre y las plantas en el parque. Participantes para este campamento deben ser de edades 8 a 12. El campamento de arroyo cuesta $360 para miembros de SEC o $400 si no es miembro.

Los campamentos de arroyo son liderados por Jonny Ehlers, Desirae Harp, y Camille Sanchez.

Hay cupo para 25 en el campamento de gnomo, con becas disponibles. Para solicitar una beca, por favor llene este formulario. Nos pondremos en contacto con el solicitante en un periodo de dos semanas.

Jul
22
Mon

When:
Creek Camp Session 1 June 10-14 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Creek Camp Session 2 June 24-28 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Creek Camp Session 3 July 15-19 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Creek Camp Session 4 July 22-26 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Cuándo: Habrá 4 sesiones disponibles: 10 a 14 de junio, 24 a 28 de junio, 15 a 19 de julio, y 22 de julio a 26, todas de 9:00 am a 3:00 pm.

Where: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452 | Dónde: Parque Estatal Sugarloaf Ridge, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452

Who: Ages 8-12 | Quien: edades de 8 a 12

Cost: $360/non-members $400 | Costo: $360 para miembros de Sonoma Ecology Center, o $400 para el público general.

Join us for Creek Camps at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Traverse the headwaters of Sonoma Creek Watershed in this fun and environmental education camp. Campers will spend the week as explorers, starting off the day with morning hikes on the park’s trails. As the day warms, we’ll stay close to water, exploring the creeks in the shade of the summer heat. Activities include investigating the properties of water and learning about the wildlife and plants found in the park. Campers will experience plenty of games, hiking, and storytelling. Attendees to Creek Camps must be ages 8-12. Creek Camps are $360 for SEC members and $400 for non-members.

Creek Camps 2024 are run by these educators: Jonny Ehlers, Desirae Harp and Camille Sanchez.

There are 25 spots for each session of Creek Camps. Scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out this short form and we will try to get back to you within 2 weeks.

Acompáñanos en el campamento de arroyo en el Parque Estatal Sugarloaf Ridge. Recorreremos la cabecera del arroyo de Sonoma en este campamento de día recreacional y educativo. Los participantes pasarán la semana como exploradores, empezando el día con caminatas en los senderos del parque. Conforme el día se torna caluroso, nos mantendremos cerca del arroyo, explorando en la sombra del calor veranero. Actividades incluyen investigación de las propiedades del agua y aprender sobre la vida silvestre y las plantas en el parque. Participantes para este campamento deben ser de edades 8 a 12. El campamento de arroyo cuesta $360 para miembros de SEC o $400 si no es miembro.

Los campamentos de arroyo son liderados por Jonny Ehlers, Desirae Harp, y Camille Sanchez.

Hay cupo para 25 en el campamento de gnomo, con becas disponibles. Para solicitar una beca, por favor llene este formulario. Nos pondremos en contacto con el solicitante en un periodo de dos semanas.