What’s on tap — weekend of Sept. 20-21 and beyond

Saturday, Sept. 21: Coastal Cleanup Day. Statewide details here; San Joaquin County details, with locations and information on how to participate, 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.

Saturday, Sept. 21: San Joaquin Master Gardeners class on growing vegetables in small spaces. 10:30 a.m., Manteca Public Library, 320 W. Center St. RSVP at (209) 953-6100.

Monday, Sept. 23: Sierra Club meeting, 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church in Stockton. Retired park ranger Mike 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.

Saturday, Sept. 28: National Public Lands Day. Free admission at Yosemite National Park; day use fees waived at New Melones Lake. New Melones will host an invasive plant removal event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and volunteers are welcome. Call (209) 536-9094 ext. 200 or email jrevord@usbr.gov.

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.

 

Thursday, Oct. 10: Lodi Lake Nature Area docent lecture, “What’s Up With Reptiles?” Jay Bell, Lodi Unified’s science curriculum specialist, will talk about misunderstood reptiles. 7 p.m., Lodi Police Department Community Room.

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. 12-Sunday, Oct. 13: 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, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 20: 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, 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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