4 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors this Weekend
Here are a few family-friendly outdoor events happening this weekend!
Visit our table at the community celebration this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 & 10 and enjoy live music, shop for crafts, eat fresh, wholesome food and ponder social and environmental issues at the Ecofest. Contained within five-blocks encompassing 10 acres, the Fairfax Festival encircles Bolinas and Peri parks and Contratti Ballfield. The fun starts tonight at 8:30 pm and will continue on Saturday and Sunday from 10-6pm.
2. Enjoy Campfire tales and s’mores on Mount Burdell
Join Marin County Parks as we celebrate 40 years of preservation and recreation at beautiful Joske Grove on Mount Burdell. Learn the history of this popular preserve, from the first Miwok inhabitants to the local citizens who worked so hard to stop the planned development and helped save this 1600 acres of open space. We’ll hear about the amazing wildlife that live here as we head up the hill, and then we will enjoy stories, sing-alongs and more. Learn how to make the finest s’mores from the best s’more chefs in the world: our rangers. Snacks and fun are free! Questions: Call (415) 473-2816.
On Saturday, June 9 a number of Bay Area parks in California will celebrate the 5th annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation. These partners will offer opportunities for families to experience outdoor activities, reaching currently underserved populations and first-time visitors to public lands, and reconnect kids to the great outdoors. For a list of locations, check out the NGOD website here. Bay Area Locations include, Ardenwood Historic Farm, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.
4. Make a difference at Black Point Boat Launch
This large scale habitat restoration project saw an incredible surge of progress in February and Marin County Parks will workto continue that great work by pulling as much broom as possible before the plants go to seed. This event is most appropriate for volunteers 10 years of age or older. Park staff will show you the ropes and provide training, tools, and gloves. Please bring sturdy shoes, long pants, water and sunscreen. RSVP’s are appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for additional information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Kirk Schroeder at (415) 473-2823 or email@example.com. Parking fee is waived for volunteers. Directions: Meet in the Black Point Boat Launch overflow parking lot: From Highway 37 in Novato, take the Atherton Ave exit towards Black Point, merge onto Harbor Drive. The boat launch is on the right, just under the Highway 37/Petaluma River Bridge.