What’s on tap — weekend of April 7-8 and beyond

(Next week’s calendar will include full listing of Earth Day events!)

Saturday, April 7: Audubon Society field trip for new birders. Meet at 8 a.m. at the north end of Laurel Avenue. More details here.

Monday, April 9: Delta Coalition meeting. 8:30 a.m., San Joaquin Council of Governments, 555 E. Weber Avenue.

Monday, April 9: Central Valley Flood Protection Plan hearing in Stockton. 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Avenue. Purpose of meeting to gather public comments on the recently released plan. More details here.

Tuesday, April 10: Cycling class, “How to Fix a Flat.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Free. More details here.

Tuesday, April 10: Presentation, “Butterflies of the Central Valley,” presented by Audubon Society San Joaquin. 7:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Stockton. More details here.

Wednesday, April 11: Green Team San Joaquin meeting. 9 a.m., Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, 445 W. Weber Avenue, Suite 220. Presentations include a look at Stockton’s Climate Action Plan. For more details email fferral@stocktonchamber.org.

Saturday, April 14: Friends of the Lower Calaveras River walk. 10 a.m., second-floor deck of the DeRose Student Center, University of the Pacific. Betsy Reifsnider, director of the Catholic Charities’ Environmental Justice program, will talk about faith and stewardship.

Sunday, April 15: Audubon Society field trip, Calaveras County foothill wildflowers. Meet at 8 a.m. at the day use area parking lot along the Calaveras River below Camanche Dam. More details here.

Tuesday, April 17: High Sierra adventure presentation, “Sierra to Mt. Whitney.” Co-founders of the Trans-Sierra Xtreme Challenge Chris Casado and Mike Murphy will discuss  their favorite trans-Sierra adventure, a 75-mile journey across Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks to the summit of Mt. Whitney. More details here.

Wednesday, April 18:Audubon Society field trip, Kiln Canyon hummingbirds west of Tracy. Meet at 7 a.m. in the parking lot at Toot Sweets near March Lane and Quail Lakes Drive to carpool, or meet at 8 a.m. at Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area southwest of Tracy. More details here.

Wednesday, Apri 18: California Water Commission meeting. 9:30 a.m., California Resources Building, 1416 Ninth St., Sacramento. Webcast available here. Agenda includes update on Bay Delta Conservation Plan by Deputy Resources Secretary Jerry Meral.

Thursday, April 19: “State of Our Rivers” symposium in Stockton. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., San Joaquin Council of Governments, 555 E. Weber St., Stockton. More details here.

Thursday, April 19: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District board meeting. 9 a.m., Fresno. Agenda and webcast to be available here.

Sunday, April 22: Earth Day. Full event listings to come.

Monday, April 23: Sierra Club meeting. 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church in Stockton. Part II of a film, “Home,” will be shown.

Tuesday, April 24: Class, “Cycling the Wine Roads of Lodi.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Free. More details here.

Saturday, April 28: Oak Grove Bug Festival. Details to be announced.

Monday, May 21: Sierra Club meeting. 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church in Stockton. Advocacy group Restore the Delta will talk about issues facing the estuary.

Sunday, June 3: California Native Plant Society field trip to view spring wildflowers at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the picnic area on the creek behind Jack Knight Hall. To learn more call (209) 754-9029 or email snlsox@earthlink.org.

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