Heading downstream, we will find, identity and examine river creatures, monitor water quality, discuss fish and their habitats (including building a redd) and monitor streamflows.
Families and all interested people are welcome. Parents/responsible adults must accompany their children. Life jackets are required for non-swimmers.
Meet at the Stanley Creek turnout (second turnout past Whitethorn Elementary School on the right if coming from Redway) at 10 a.m. The hike will end at 3 p.m. Bring a lunch, drinking water, and wear shoes appropriate for walking in the river. Swimming will be an option.
The hike is free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted and help Sanctuary Forest to offer this program year after year. For questions or clarifications, contact Marisa at email@example.com, or call 986-1087 extension 1#. Hope to see you there.
Support from volunteers and local businesses have made this program possible for Sanctuary Forest. Local businesses that have made generous contributions are 101 Netlink, Blue Star Gas, Jangus Publishing Group, Whitethorn Winery, Charlotte’s Perennial Gardens, The Security Store, Chautauqua Natural Foods, Clover Willison Insurance Services, Hohstadt Garden Center, Pacific Watershed Associates, Roy Baker, O.D., Vallotton Enterprises, Worthy Construction, Wyckoff Plumbing, Mattole Meadows, James Friel Plumbing, Ned Hardwood Construction, Randall Sand & Gravel, Redwood Properties, Black Hand Forge, Jay Sooter’s Pure Water Spas, Pierson Building Center, Whitethorn Construction, Caffe Dolce, Mattole River Studios, Wildberries Marketplace, and the Redwood Times.
Sanctuary Forest is a land trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual and intrinsic values, in cooperation with our diverse community.
Come explore the Mattole headwaters with a family river walk on Monday, July 30.