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

Friday, Sept. 6: Program, ”Galls of the Oak Grove — a Talk and Walk,” presented by Kathy Schick at the Oak Grove Nature Center. Search the trees and other plants for galls caused by tiny insects laying their eggs. 7 p.m. at the center, within Oak Grove Regional Park. Free, but parking at Oak Grove costs $5. More details here.

Saturday, Sept. 7: Free fishing day. Fish without a license in California! More details here. Held in conjunction with Teach a Child to Fish Day, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Morelli Park in downtown Stockton. Equipment provided. More details here.

Saturday, Sept. 7-Sunday, Sept. 8: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first three weekends of each month. Explore a quarter-mile of Mokelumne River frontage. Free. More details here.

Saturday, Sept. 7: Stockton Astronomical Society presents “Astronomy in the Park.” Sunset, Oak Grove Regional Park. Come peer through the scopes of society members. Free with $5 parking fee.

Monday, Sept. 9: Campaign for Common Ground meeting. 7 p.m., Family Resource & Referral Center, 509 W. Weber Avenue, Stockton. Stockton City Manager Bob Deis will talk about development in Stockton, compliance with the General Plan settlement agreement and other topics.

Tuesday, Sept. 10: Program, “Yosemite Region Adventures: Hiking & Backpacking in Paradise.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Presented by the Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center. More details here.

Tuesday, Sept. 10: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon, 6767 E. Main St. Information here.

Wednesday, Sept. 11: Joint meeting of the California Water Commission and the California State Board of Food and Agriculture. 10 a.m., CDFA, Sacramento. Agenda here.

Wednesday, Sept. 11: Green Team San Joaquin meeting. 9 a.m., Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Speakers include Don Johnson, advisor to Cal EPA Secretary Matt Rodriguez; Tabetha Willmon, with the California Air Resources Board; and Paul Martin, with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

Thursday, Sept. 12: Stoctkon Astronomical Society meeting. Topic: “From the Andes to Kepler: A Decade of Revolution in the Search for Life Beyond Earth.” Nathalie Cabrol will talk about astrobiology, the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe. 7:30 p.m., University of the Pacific, Olson Hall Room 210.

Friday, Sept. 13: Central Valley Flood Protection Board meeting. 9 a.m., Sacramento. Webcast and agenda available here.

Saturday, Sept. 14: River walk bird survey, Cosumnes River Preserve. Meet at 6:15 a.m. at the visitor center parking area, 13501 Franklin Blvd. Walk will last about four hours. More details here.

Saturday, Sept. 14: Paddle Tour, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Bring your own boat. More details here.

Saturday, Sept. 14-Sunday, Sept. 15: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first three weekends of each month. Explore a quarter-mile of Mokelumne River frontage. Free. More details here.

Tuesday, Sept. 17: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon, 6767 E. Main St. Information here.

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

Saturday, Sept. 21: Coastal Cleanup Day. Statewide details here.

Saturday, Sept. 21: Guided paddle, Cosumnes River Preserve. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the visitor parking lot, 13501 Franklin Blvd. Bring your own canoe or kayak. More details here.

Monday, Sept. 23: Sierra Club meeting, 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church in Stockton. Retired park rangerMike Lynch will talk about the upcoming 150th anniversary of the California State Parks.

Tuesday, Sept. 24: Bay Delta Conservation Plan ”In-Delta Office Hours.” Got questions about the governor’s twin tunnels plan? This is your chance to ask. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Cesar Chavez Central Library, 605 N. El Dorado St., Stockton. Other meetings scheduled elsewhere in the Delta; details here.

Tuesday, Sept. 24: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon, 6767 E. Main St. Information here.

Tuesday, Sept. 24: San Joaquin Board of Supervisors tentatively expected to consider expansion of Forward Landfill and an experimental groundwater banking partnership with the East Bay Municipal Utilities District. 9 a.m., board chambers. Agenda and webcast to be available here.

Thursday, Sept. 26: Delta Protection Commission meeting. Agenda to be posted here.

Thursday, Sept. 26-Friday, Sept. 27: Delta Stewardship Council meeting. Details to be posted here.

Friday, Sept. 27: Central Valley Flood Protection Board meeting. 9 a.m., Sacramento. Webcast and agenda available here.

Saturday, Sept. 28: Paddle Tour, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Bring your own boat. More details here.

Saturday, Sept. 28: “Smart Gardening” conference, hosted by the San Joaquin Master Gardeners. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton. Learn easy and practical ways to make your landscape sustainable. The $20 registration includes lunch. Reservations required. More details here.

Saturday, Sept. 28: Presentation, “Finding David Douglas,” at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Lois Leonard, a historian with the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission, will show a film about Douglas, the botanist from Scotland who explored western North America in the 1820s and 1830s. 10 a.m. to noon. Free, with entrance to the park. More details here.

Wednesday, Oct. 2-Thursday, Oct. 3: California Fish and Game Commission meeting. Agenda to be availablehere.

Saturday, Oct. 5-Sunday, Oct. 6: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first three weekends of each month. Explore a quarter-mile of Mokelumne River frontage. Free. More details here.

Tuesday, Oct. 8: Sierra Club and Audubon Society meeting, “Wetlands and Waterbirds in the Central Valley: Two Centuries of Loss and Recovery.” 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church. More details here.

Saturday, Oct. 12: Program, “75 Years of Change in Yosemite Subalpine Vegetation Plots,” at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. San Jose State’s Jerry Smith will talk about ongoing ecological research at Yosemite. 10 a.m. to noon. Free, with entrance to the park. More details here.

Saturday, Oct. 12: Electronic waste recycling event, 9 a.m., San Joaquin Delta College Shima 2 parking lot. Hosted by Onsite Electronics Recycling. Free. Dispose of old televisions and other electronics. More details here.

Saturday, Oct. 26: Stanislaus River Salmon Festival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Knights Ferry Recreation Area, 12 miles east of Oakdale on Highway 120. Fly casting, salmon barbecue, live music, river critters and more. Free. For information call (209) 403-1046.

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