What’s on tap — weekend of Feb. 15-16 and beyond

Saturday, Feb. 15-Monday, Feb. 17: Free admission at Yosemite National Park in honor of President’s Day weekend.

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

Saturday, Feb. 15-Sunday, Feb. 16: 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. 15-Sunday, Feb. 16: 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. 18:  Stockton East Water District meeting (every Tuesday). Noon at district headquarters, 6767 E. Main St. 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 availablehere.

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 13: Presentation, “Hawks, Honkers & Hoots,” about the birds of the Central Valley. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Lodi Police Department Community Room, 215 W. Elm St.

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.

Thursday, April 10: Presentation on the Bank of Stockton’s photo collection of Lodi Lake and the Mokelumne River. Bill Maxwell, archive manager of the bank’s collection of photographs, will present. 7 p.m., Lodi Police Department Community Room, 215 W. Elm St.

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