This week’s calendar is as slim as the snowpack. I’ll be beefing it up shortly…
Tuesday, Jan. 28: Stockton East Water District meeting (every Tuesday). Noon at district headquarters, 6767 E. Main St. More details here.
Tuesday, Jan. 28: San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors discussing drought, among other issues. 9 a.m. Agenda here.
Saturday, Feb. 1: Galt Winter Bird Festival. McCaffrey Middle School, 997 Park Terrace Drive. More details here.
Saturday, Feb. 1-Sunday, Feb. 2: 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, Feb. 1-Sunday, Feb. 2: The state Department of Fish and Wildlife offers sandhill crane wetland tours the first three weekends of each month at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve west of Lodi. Tours fill quickly; to make reservations for this or future dates through the month of February, click here or call (209) 234-3435.
Tuesday, Feb. 11: San Joaquin Audubon Society meeting, topic: “Field Guide to the Spiders of California and the Pacific Coast States.” Tim Manolis will talk about spider biology and the types of spiders that live here. He’ll focus primarily on jumping spiders. 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue in Stockton.
Thursday, Feb. 13: Presentation, “Backpacking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Learn from park rangers how to plan your next adventure in some of the most spectacular back country that California has to offer. Free. More details here.
Saturday, Feb. 22: Forum on water and agriculture, hosted by The League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County. 9:30 a.m. to noon, Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Avenue in Stockton. Learn about agricultural water pollution and aquifer depletion.
Saturday, March 8: Forum on the structure of farming, hosted by The League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County. 9:30 a.m. to noon, Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Avenue in Stockton. Learn about the “increasing consolidation and industrialization of agriculture.”