What’s on tap — week of June 16 and beyond

Starts out on a serious note, but there’s fun stuff lower down… I promise…

Tuesday, June 17: State Water Resources Control Board meeting, including an update from urban water suppliers on what they’ve done to reduce usage during the drought. Agenda available here.

Tuesday, June 17: Stockton East Water District weekly board meeting. Noon, 6767 E. Main St., Stockton. Agenda available here.

Wednesday, June 18: San Joaquin Bike Coalition’s weekly ride. 7 p.m. behind the Empire Theater in Stockton. Anyone with basic bike riding skills welcome. More details here.

Wednesday, June 18: San Joaquin County Flood Technical Advisory Committee meeting. 3 p.m., Department of Public Works, 1810 E. Hazelton Avenue, Stockton.

Thursday, June 19: Stockton Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee meeting. 8:15 a.m., Stewart-Eberhardt Building Room 166, 22 E. Weber Avenue. Discussion includes the city’s green building ordinance and efforts to achieve energy retrofits.

Thursday, June 19: Valley Air District meeting. 9 a.m., Fresno. Webcast and agenda available here.

Saturday, June 21: Micke Grove Zoo 5K run/walk, benefiting the zoo’s educational programs. Check-in and race day registration opens at 6:30 a.m. Kids runs at 8 a.m. with the 5K immediately afterward. 11793 Micke Grove Road. $30 per person prior to June 19, $35 afterward, or $100 for a family. Call (209) 795-7832.

Saturday, June 21-Sunday June 22: 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, June 21: Tall forest bird count at Cosumnes River Preserve. Moderate walk covers four to five miles, departing from the farm center gate at 5:15 a.m. Conditions described as “primitive.” More details here.

Saturday, June 21: Paddle trip, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 9 a.m. Free. Led by a docent in an area that is normally restricted. Watch for otters, egrets, herons, hawks, pelicans, beavers and pond turtles. Tour will last about three hours. Bring your own canoe or kayak, paddle and life jacket. No reservations needed. Trip is offered periodically over the course of the summer. More details, including additional dates, here.

Thursday, June 26: Delta Protection Commission meeting. 5:30 p.m., University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 W. Fremont St. in Stockton. The commission is scheduled to consider formalizing its comments on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (twin tunnels). Agenda here.

Thursday, June 26: Delta Stewardship Council meeting. 9 a.m., Park Tower Plaza in Sacramento. Discussion includes road and rail in the Delta and levee rehabilitation. Agenda here.

Thursday, June 26: San Joaquin Council of Governments to consider approval of the area’s Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Community Strategy. 5 p.m., 555 E. Weber Avenue, Stockton. Formal documents posted here. Background reading here and here.

Saturday, June 28: Guided photo walk at Cosumnes River Preserve. Naturalists will lead visitors on a one-mile loop trail through wetlands and riparian forest. 9 a.m. More details here.

Saturday, June 28: Paddle trip, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 9 a.m. Free. Led by a docent in an area that is normally restricted. Watch for otters, egrets, herons, hawks, pelicans, beavers and pond turtles. Tour will last about three hours. Bring your own canoe or kayak, paddle and life jacket. No reservations needed. Trip is offered periodically over the course of the summer. More details, including additional dates, here.

Saturday, July 5-Sunday July 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, July 8: Bicycle maintenance clinic, Stockton REI. 7 p.m. Free. More details here.

Friday, July 11: Paddle trip, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 6 p.m. Free. Led by a docent in an area that is normally restricted. Watch for otters, egrets, herons, hawks, pelicans, beavers and pond turtles. Tour will last about three hours. Bring your own canoe or kayak, paddle and life jacket. No reservations needed. Trip is offered periodically over the course of the summer. Another paddle will be held on Saturday, July 12. More details, including additional dates, here.

Saturday, July 12: Electronic waste collection event hosted by Onsite Electronics Recycling. 9 a.m., San Joaquin Delta College Shima 2 parking lot. More details here.

Saturday, July 12: Family bike ride hosted by the San Joaquin Bike Coalition. Meet at 10 a.m. at the DeRosa University Center, University of the Pacific. Described as a “very easy ride” that is perfect for families. More details here.

Sunday, July 13: River walk bird survey, Cosumnes River Preserve. Join Stockton birder Jim Rowoth on a walk through wetlands, riparian forests and grasslands. Walk is about 4 miles. More details here.

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