What’s on tap — weekend of March 8-9

Saturday, March 8: Monthly “river walk” hosted by Friends of the Lower Calaveras River. Theme: eBirding. Don’t know what that is? Show up and find out. 9:30 a.m., DeRosa Student Center at the University of the Pacific.

Saturday, March 8-Sunday, March 9: 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, 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.”

Tuesday, March 11: Audubon Society meeting. Presentation: ”A Carbon-Free Year of Birding.” Learn how to travel as an avid birder without harming the planet. 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, Stockton.

Wednesday, March 12: Delta Fly Fishers meeting featuring Hal Janssen, a nationally known fly fisherman. Janssen will talk about secrets to becoming a successful still-water fly fisherman. He’ll also do a fly-tying demonstration before his presentation. 6:30 p.m., John R. Williams School, 2450 Meadow Avenue. More details here.

Wednesday, March 12: Tenth annual “REXPO” recycling exposition, hosted by the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Event aims to promote “green” products and services, and create jobs while simultaneously decreasing our impact on the environment. Event is at the Hilton Stockton. More details here.

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 3: 2014 “State of Our Rivers Symposium.” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., San Joaquin Council of Governments, 555 E. Weber Avenue in Stockton. “Gain a broader understanding of the effects the Bay Delta Conservation Plan will have on the rivers and waters of San Joaquin County. Presentations will discuss impacts on the Calaveras, Mokelumne, San Joaquin and Stanislaus rivers.” More details here.

Tuesday, April 8: Audubon Society meeting. Presentation: “Bird Feathers and Bird Bones.” Writer and naturalist David Lukas will talk about bird bones, feather and muscles, and how they work together to help a bird fly and live in its environment. 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, Stockton.

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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