Full-Moon Exploration of Irwin Creek and Lower Stone Farm Natural History Walk and Picnic with Kevin Munroe

Fri, September 8, 2017, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Beginning at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$30. Pre-registration required: www.lagunafoundation.org

Join us for this special full-moon evening adventure, including a picnic dinner alongside the Laguna in an area not usually open to the public. Bring your own picnic, and we’ll provide the hors d’oeuvres, dessert and hot drinks! On this 2 mile walk, over mostly flat but uneven terrain, we’ll explore the beautiful area’s animal and plant life and learn about the history of Stone Farm and the on-going collaborative restoration work that’s bringing back a thriving ecosystem. We’ll also focus on the critters large and small that come out at dusk and the plants used in restoration work that support wildlife, water quality, and us all.

Starting in Heron Hall with hors d’oeuvres and a brief presentation, we’ll head out for a leisurely amble across the picturesque hay field to Irwin Creek, and across Sanford Rd. to quiet Lower Stone Farm and the Laguna channel, where we’ll enjoy our picnic dinners (tarps to sit on provided). We’ll start heading back after sunset, keeping our ears and eyes open for resident owls, coyotes, egrets, river otters, mink, frogs, bats and any other emerging evening wildlife. Back at cozy Heron Hall, we’ll enjoy yummy dessert and hot drinks. Suitable for adults and youth 9 years old and up (children must be accompanied by an adult). Heavy/significant rain cancels (in which case, you’d receive a full refund). Details sent upon registration.

Kevin Munroe is the Laguna Foundation’s Executive Director. Kevin developed his passion as a naturalist in early childhood and subsequently transformed this interest into a rich career that includes conservation resource management, restoration, and environmental education. Among his accomplishments was leading a 50-acre wetland restoration project within Huntley Meadows Park, a well-known park in Fairfax County’s Potomac River Watershed, roughly 12 miles NE of Washington, D.C. In his diverse career, Kevin has excelled in building community partnerships, diversifying fundraising activities, and working with a variety of public and private agencies that include the Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Services, the Audubon Society, and more.

For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org

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