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American River Conservancy and Nature Center

8913 Highway 49, Coloma, CA



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Movie: Wilder Than Wild & Panel Discussion

Film, Green/Environmental

"Wilder than Wild" takes us on a journey from the Rim Fire of 2013, which burned 257,000 acres in the central Sierra, to the wine country wildfires of 2017, which destroyed 9,000 buildings and killed 44 people. Along the way, we learn how the proactive use of prescribed fire can reduce reliance on reactive fire suppression, we see a California tribe renew their tradition of cultural fire, and we meet stakeholder groups working with scientists and resource managers to build consensus on how to restore and manage the lands we love and depend on. for more info. Contact ARC to sign up, and for meeting location (Coloma area). or 530-621-1224.


• Fri 1/25/19 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A Day in the Life of a Salmon Stream

Talks/Lectures, Nature

Salmon are born and nourished in our western waters, but raised and nourished in marine environments until their reproductive instincts drive them to return home, binding the water and land environments together in intimate bonds. Come learn about these magnificent fishes whose life cycles bridge the oceanic and terrestrial environments. Local naturalist John Kipping has spent many summers exploring creeks and rivers in Alaska and British Columbia which host these iconic creatures. Life cycles, food webs, and nutrient movements will be covered as well as the history of our impacts of logging, dams, hatcheries, and industrial fishing and fish farms. Contact ARC to sign up, and for meeting location (Coloma area). or 530-621-1224.


• Wed 1/30/19 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Pine Needle Basket Class

Class/Workshop,Folk Art/Crafts

Come learn the technique of coiling and how to start a basket out of pine needles in this one-day workshop led by basket-maker, Nettie Fox.


• Sat 2/2/19 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cronan Ranch Hike - Challenging loop


Sunday, February 3rd 8:30-11am (approx.) Hike a challenging loop at the Cronan Ranch Trails with ARC hike leader Amy Brinkley. Come enjoy a variety of terrain, great views of the river, and the rolling prairie on this challenging 5-7-mile hike with some elevation change. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. (Amy is a community college librarian, outdoors enthusiast, food and animal lover). Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. or 530-621-1224.


• Sun 2/3/19 at 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Flume Trail (Red Shack) Hike


Red Shack Trail is a steep 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Coloma, California that features the So. Fork American River. Volunteer Donna Orth will lead this hike thatís good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). or 530-621-1224.


• Sat 2/16/19 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

History Along the Tracks

Tour, History/Science

Todayís El Dorado Trail follows the railroad route to Placerville. The railroad reached Shingle Springs in 1865 and Placerville in 1888. Dee Owens, a research volunteer at the El Dorado County Historical Museum, will discuss El Dorado County history emphasizing the people and places along the railroad route from Shingle Springs to Placerville. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area). or 530-621-1224.


• Wed 2/20/19 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Using Your Spice Rack as a Medicine Chest

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Learn how common spices can be used as potent herbal remedies. Learn how to make teas, honey blends, oils, tinctures and poultices. The benefits of herbal baths will be covered, as well as how various herbs can be used for their aromas for calming and sleep. The instructor Candis Cantin has over 30 years practical experience as an herbalist, herbal and nutritional counselor, and teacher of holistic lifestyle principles. She has owned and directed the EverGreen Herb Garden and School of Integrative Herbology located in the Sierra foothills where there are extensive organic botanical gardens to view. You can view her gardens at Contact ARC to sign up. or 530-621-1224.


• Sat 2/23/19 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM