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GRASS VALLEY, CA, April 24, 2018 – Starting next Saturday – April 28 – all sorts of fun events are happening in the watershed, and we hope you will join us!

This is a collaborative event with lots of fun things to do in the Yuba, Bear, and American River Watersheds, hosted by 20 organizations including watershed groups, land trusts and conservancies, schools, nature centers, and others. Events will take place in and around Grass Valley, Nevada City, the San Juan Ridge, Colfax, Auburn, Coloma, and Placerville.

For further details, go to www.knowyourwatershed.org  Scroll down for the calendar, and click on each event for details. The website also has an on-line watershed exploration component with a “Story map” and other Watershed 101 information.

Here are just some of the 40 events, especially the ones in the Wolf Creek and Bear River watersheds. There are many more events in the Yuba and American River Watersheds, some as close as north Auburn, so be sure to check the on-line Calendar of Events at the above link.

Two days prior to Know Your Watershed Week: Banner Painting Party!

Thursday, April 26, 3pm – 6pm at Wild Eye Pub Parking lot, 535 Mill St, Grass Valley

Help us paint eye-catching banners! Signs will be laid out in advance, you just have to brush on the color!

Saturday, April 28

8:00am – Salmon Run, 13075 Woolman Ln, Nevada City

11:00am – Bridgeport Wildflower Hikes at South Yuba River State Park

11:30am – Sierra Streams Institute Citizen Science Center Open House & Auction, Nevada City

4:00pm – Stand with the Bear River, dinner dance with Keith Greeniger and the Rayos, Auburn

Sunday, April 29

10:30am – Bear River Natural History Hike, Colfax

11:00am – Bridgeport Wildflower Hikes at South Yuba River State Park

1:00pm – Bear River Kayak Float, Colfax, class II

Wednesday, May 2

10:00am – Wolf Creek Paint Out, plein-aire painting on southern end of Wolf Creek. Pre-register

Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 (view through May 6th)

Grass Valley Charter School Wolf Creek Chalk Art project at Miners Inn parking lot, 121 Bank St, Grass Valley

Friday, May 4

9:00am – Grass Valley Charter School, view progress on model of Yuba River watershed

Saturday, May 5

10:00am – Yuba Watershed Institute Meadow Restoration Workday, San Juan Ridge

10:30am – New Wolf Creek Trail, 2-mile hike, easy, Grass Valley

11:00am – Bridgeport Wildflower Hikes at South Yuba River State Park

12:00pm – Picnic on Wolf Creek, in Glen Jones Park, North Star Mining Museum

1:00pm – Bear River Kayak Float, Colfax, class II

1:30pm – New Wolf Creek Trail, 2-mile hike, easy, Grass Valley

Sunday, May 6

9:30am – Children’s Nature Walk and Scavenger Hunt, North Auburn

10:00am – BYLT/ SYRCL/ CNPS community Bio-blitz, Cascade Canal, Nevada City

11:00am – Bridgeport Wildflower Hike at South Yuba River State Park

3:00pm – Closing Festivities Bear River Campground Day Use Area, acoustic music, BYO BBQ
Full Details for all events at www.knowyourwatershed.org