Saturday, Feb. 11-Sunday, Feb. 12 and Feb. 18-19: Sandhill crane tours at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve near Lodi. More details here.
Saturday, Feb. 11: San Joaquin County Master Gardeners workshop on roses. 10 a.m., San Joaquin Historical Museum at Micke Grove Park. Learn about planting, pruning and general maintenance tasks. To RSVP call (209) 331-2055. More details here.
Tuesday, Feb. 14: Audubon Society meeting. 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue. “Photo tour” by Bob Stahmer of California’s wildly diverse habitats.
Tuesday, Feb. 14: Climate change workshop hosted by California Department of Water Resources. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3500 Industrial Blvd. in Sacramento. More details here.
Wednesday, Feb. 15: San Joaquin County Advisory Water Commission meeting. 1 p.m., county Public Health conference room, 1601 E. Hazelton Avenue. Outgoing Water Resources Coordinator Mel Lytle will present on “San Joaquin County Water Resources — A Decade in Review and Next Steps.” More details here.
Wednesday, Feb. 15: California Water Commission meeting. 9 a.m., state Resources Building, 1416 Ninth St., first floor auditorium. Agenda includes consideration of additional “resolutions of necessity” to conduct peripheral canal/tunnel studies on private property in the Delta.
Thursday, Feb. 16: Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee meeting. 8:15 a.m., City Council chambers, Stockton City Hall. Discussion of draft plan released on Feb. 6.
Saturday, Feb. 18: Audubon Society field trip, Woodbridge Wilderness Area. Join leader Susan Schneider at 8 a.m. at the north end of Meadowlark Lane.
Saturday, Feb. 18: San Joaquin County Master Gardeners workshop on roses. 10 a.m., Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Learn about planting, pruning and general maintenance tasks. To RSVP call (209) 953-6100. More details here.
Sunday, Feb. 19: Snowshow event hosted by Stockton REI. 10 a.m. at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Morning showshoe tour and an afternoon lecture on Norwegian-American John Albert Thompson, the “father of California skiing.” More details here.
Monday, Feb 20: President’s Day service project at New Hogan Lake, hosted by Stockton REI and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Meet at 8 a.m. at New Hogan Dam. Volunteers will whack bushes along a trail used for mountain biking and hiking. Lunch will be provided. Details here.
Tuesday, Feb. 21: Class, “Improving Photography Basics.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Free. More details here.
Friday, Feb. 24: “Sky Tours” stargazing event, hosted by the Stockton Astronomical Society. 7 p.m. at San Joaquin Delta College Shima 2 parking lot. The public is invited to peer through telescopes and ask questions of astronomers. Free. More details here.
Saturday, Feb. 25: “Polar Bear Cleanup” hosted by Friends of the Lower Calaveras River. 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the former 99 Club, 3305 N. Wilson Way. More details to be posted here.
Saturday, Feb. 25: Audubon Society field trip to Panoche Valley. Meet Terry Ronneberg at 8 a.m. at the entrance to the Tracy Outlet Mall. For more details call (209) 835-7847.
Monday, Feb. 27: Sierra Club meeting, 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church fireside room. Movie: “Mother: Caring for 7 Billion.” More details here.
Tuesday, Feb. 28: Class, “Dog Safety in the Outdoors.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Free. Melissa Goulet of the Sierra Veterinary Clinic in Stockton will explain how to keep your dog safe in the outdoors with gear and first aid skills. More details here.
Thursday, March 1-March 29: “Delta Waters,” an exhibit at the San Joaquin Delta College L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery. Includes free panel discussion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 8 at Delta’s Tillie Lewis Theatre. More details here.
Saturday, March 3:Public forum, “A Primer on Water and the Delta,” hosted by coalition of Stockton-area environmentalists, businesses and government agencies. 8:30 a.m., Stockton Civic Auditorium. Speakers include Jerry Meral, deputy secretary for the California Natural Resources Agency; Jason Peltier of the Westlands Water District; Stockton Mayor Ann Johnston; south Delta water attorney John Herrick; and others.
Tuesday, March 6: “Paddle to the Sea” discussion. 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Free. Information will be provided about the 18-day, 241-mile Paddle to the Sea down the Tuolumne River later this year. More details here.
Tuesday, March 13: Presentation, “Bike Touring in the US.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Free. Local biker Chris Beam will talk about his cycling trip from Maine to California and will help you prepare for your own long-distance adventure. More details here.
Wednesday, March 14: Green Team San Joaquin’s annual REXPO recycling fair. 7 a.m. at the Hilton Stockton. More details here.
Tuesday, March 20: Class, “Introduction to Half Dome.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Renee Specht will talk about climbing Yosemite’s signature landmark. More details here.
Tuesday, March 27: Class, “Traveling Solo.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Hostelling International will present a workshop for those interested in traveling alone, including tips for a safe and successful trip. More details here.