Wildland Fire Update (9/17/20):


Both Armstrong Redwoods SNR and Austin Creek SRA will be closed until sometime in 2021. We hope parts of Armstrong might be opened to docent guided fire walks in late spring but this timeframe is not confirmed. Please sign up to receive our enewsletter (at the top of webpage) to learn how you can volunteer for restoration activities in the months ahead. 

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve started burning on the forest floor on the afternoon of 8/24/20. The fire slowly burned through the grove and did not affect structures or iconic trees. State Parks, CalFire, and local firefighters worked together to make the best possible decisions with respect to managing the fire for the park and the local community. 
We thank them for their expertise and dedication.

We are sad to say that Austin Creek State Recreation Area was also burned in the Walbridge Fire. The fire went through Bullfrog Pond Campground so there will be no camping available until further notice. 

Both Parks will be closed until further notice. See superintendent's order. We really need the public to stay away at this time. Volunteer help and support will be needed after assessments are done and hazardous trees are removed. Right now we really need financial resources as ALL revenue generated at Armstrong Redwoods for Stewards' work has stopped (day-use fees, camping fees, visitor center sales).

A SPECIAL FUND HAS BEEN SET UP FOR FIRE RECOVERY DONATIONS

While fires help forests to Renew • Revive • Regenerate,
Stewards needs YOUR HELP to welcome you back safely into your STATE PARKS!

Thank you so very much for your support!

Please also see:   

CA State Parks for the information about park closures with respect to fires and Covid-19: 

https://www.parks.ca.gov/

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Community Education Programs & Volunteer Trainings

Stewards proudly partners with archaeologists, biologists, botanists, geologists, historians, and naturalists, as well as other skilled educators and State Parks personnel, to offer a wide spectrum of hikes, seminars and presentations throughout the year.

  • Some events require a registration fee. These fees cover the cost of our speakers' time and materials needed, as well as provide funding for free environmental education programs for school children. (Note: Stewards does not turn anyone away for inability to pay. For more info, email us.)
  • Most events require registration to secure your place. To register for an event, click on the listings below or call our office at (707) 869-9177.
  • Want to see what's coming up? Download a free copy of our 2020 Community Education Programs & Volunteer Trainings Brochure

 


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