What’s on tap — weekend of Feb. 1-2 and beyond

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.

Saturday, Feb. 1: Docent-guided walk at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 9 a.m. Two-mile walk. More details here.

Monday, Feb. 3: Campaign for Common Ground meeting.  Topic: Sustainable planning in San Joaquin County. 7 p.m., Family Resource and Referral Center. Kim Anderson, a planner with the San Joaquin Council of Governments, will talk about the Sustainable Communities Strategy currently being crafted by SJCOG.

Tuesday, Feb. 4:  Stockton East Water District meeting (every Tuesday). Noon at district headquarters, 6767 E. Main St. More details here.

Saturday, Feb. 8: San Joaquin Master Gardeners presentation: “Veggies Gone Vintage.” 10 a.m., city of Stockton’s Delta Water Supply Project. More details here.

Saturday, Feb. 8: River walk bird survey with Jim Rowoth. 6:45 a.m. at the Cosumnes River Preserve. more details here.

Saturday, Feb. 8: Docent-guided walk at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 9 a.m. Two-mile walk. More details here.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 12: Green Team San Joaquin business meeting. 9 a.m., Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Topic: drought. More details here.

Wednesday, Feb. 12: Delta Fly Fishers meeting featuring Craig Gittings, who will discuss fly fishing Montana’s classic rivers. Gittings has fished all over the world. 7 p.m., John R. Williams School, 2450 Meadow Avenue. Free.

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. 15: Tall forest bird survey. 6:30 a.m., Cosumnes River Preserve. More details here.

Wednesday, Feb. 19: California Water Commission meeting. Details to be posted here.

Thursday, Feb. 20: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District meeting. 9 a.m., Fresno. Agenda and webcast to be available 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.

Thursday, Feb. 27-Friday, Feb. 28: Delta Stewardship Council meeting. More details to be posted here.

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.”

Thursday, March 20: Presentation, “Climbing Mt. Shasta: Tips for All Climbers.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Free. Join climbing ranger Nick Meyers to learn how to successfully and safely climb this majestic peak. Learn about Avalanche Gulch and alternative routes. More details here.

Tuesday, March 25: Presentation, “Backpacking Basics.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Free. Learn how to plan your trip and select the right gear. More details here.

Thursday, March 27: Delta Protection Commission meeting in Stockton. More details to be posted here.

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