Saturday, Feb. 23: Guided photo walk, Cosumnes River Preserve. 9 a.m. Meet at the visitor center deck and bring a camera.
Saturday, Feb. 23: Potluck and gardening day at the Central Valley Neighborhood Harvest, 540 California St. (corner of California and Oak streets). Learn how to compost and start your own seeds; bring your kitchen compost. For more information or to RSVP call (209) 518-1801.
Monday, Feb. 25: Sierra Club meeting. Topic: Hiking Half Dome. Join Rick Deutsch to learn about equipment, permits and all the other things you’ll need to know. 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church. More details here.
Tuesday, Feb. 26: Class, “Geocaching Basics.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Free. Learn about this fast-growing treasure-hunting sport. More details here.
Tuesday, Feb. 26: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon, 6767 E. Main St.
Wednesday, Feb. 26: Talk by Andrea Wulf, best-selling author of gardening and history books. 5:30 p.m., University of the Pacific Library, community room (first floor). Wulf will focus on her 2011 book “Founding Gardeners: How the Revolutionary Generation Created an American Eden,” about the founding fathers and their interest in plants, gardens, nature and agriculture. More details here.
Thursday, Feb. 27: “Over Troubled Waters” Delta documentary screening at San Joaquin Delta College, with discussion. Noon, Tillie Lewis Theatre.
Saturday, March 2-Sunday, March 3: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Open to birdwatchers at 8 a.m. Saturday. Explore this riparian area along a quarter-mile of the Mokelumne River. More details, including a map, here.
Monday, March 4: Campaign for Common Ground meeting. 7 p.m., Family Resource & Referral Center, 509 W. Weber Avenue in Stockton. Meet new City Councilwoman Dyane Burgos and learn more about the recent report by the American Farmland Trust about ongoing threats to farmland in the San Joaquin Valley.
Tuesday, March 5: Class, “Minimalist Running Basics.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. What is minimalist running, you ask? Show up and find out. More details here.
Saturday, March 9: Electronic waste collection event. 9 a.m., San Joaquin Delta College Shima 2 parking lot. Free. Hosted by Onsite Electronics Recycling.
Tuesday, March 12: Class, “Introduction to Paramotor Sailing.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Free. Learn about the only motorized form of aviation that is not regulated by the FAA (no license required). More details here.
Wednesday, March 13: Delta Fly Fishers meeting. Speaker is Ken Hanley, inductee of the Federation of Fly Fishers Hall of Fame, author and photographer. Club calls him “one of the greats” of Northern California fly fishing. 7 p.m., John R. Williams School, 2450 Meadow Avenue, Stockton. More details here.
Wednesday, March 13: Annual Recycling Exposition (REXPO) IX, hosted by the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Learn about local green businesses, their products, services and innovations, as well as ways to advance the green economy. More details here.
Thursday, March 14: Lecture, “Mokelumne River Native Americans — Who Were They?” In his event hosted by the Lodi Lake Nature Area docents, local historian Alaina Young will talk about the first people who lived in the Mokelumne River area near Lodi and Lockeford. 7 p.m., Lodi Police Department Community Room, 215 W. Elm St. Free.
Saturday, March 16-Sunday, March 17: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Open to birdwatchers at 8 a.m. Saturday. Explore this riparian area along a quarter-mile of the Mokelumne River. More details, including a map, here.
Tuesday, March 19: Class, “Half Dome in a Day: Tips for a Successful Hike.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Free. More details here.
Wednesday, March 20: Annual “State of Our Rivers Symposium” at the San Joaquin Council of Governments. Learn more about issues facing the Mokelumne, Stanislaus, Calaveras and San Joaquin rivers. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. More details here.
Tuesday, March 26: Class, “Introduction to Hiking.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Free. Learn the basics about hiking. More details here.
Thursday, April 11: Lecture, “The History of California Water.” Hosted by the Lodi Lake Nature Area docents, Kristen Coon of the Stockton East Water District will talk about the state’s complicated water history, including the current proposal to build water tunnels beneath the Delta. 7 p.m., Lodi Police Department Community Room, 215 W. Elm St. Free.