What’s on tap — week of July 21 and beyond

Tuesday, July 22: Stockton East Water District weekly board meeting. Noon, 6767 E. Main St., Stockton. Agenda available here.

Wednesday, July 23: 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.

Thursday, July 24: Community workshop on Stockton’s general plan. Share your views how the city should grow into the future. 6 p.m., City Hall, 425 N. El Dorado St. More details here.

Friday, July 25: Delta Stewardship Council meeting. Agenda includes discussion of Delta flows and salinity issues. Agenda available here.

Saturday, July 26: Guided photo walk, Cosumnes River Preserve. One-mile loop trip takes visitors through wetlands and riparian forest. 9 a.m., visitor center. More details here.

Saturday, July 26: Wildlife paddle tour, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 8 a.m. View river otters, egrets, herons, hawks, pelicans, beavers and turtles while learning about the refuge. The tour takes place in an area that is normally off-limits. More tours scheduled throughout August and September. More details here.

Friday, Aug. 1: Evening opportunity! Wildlife paddle tour, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 6 p.m. View river otters, egrets, herons, hawks, pelicans, beavers and turtles while learning about the refuge. The tour takes place in an area that is normally off-limits. More tours scheduled throughout August and September. More details here.

Saturday, Aug. 2-Sunday, Aug. 3: 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, Aug. 9: Electronic waste collection event hosted by Onsite Electronics Recycling. 9 a.m., San Joaquin Delta College Shima 2 parking lot. More details here.

Saturday, Aug. 9: Full-moon “bat paddle” at the Cosumnes River Preserve. Visitors will paddle to the Franklin Bridge to watch 70,000 Mexican free-tail bats fly out into the sky at sundown. Space is limited; RSVP required. More details here.

Tuesday, Aug. 12: Class, “California Camping Basics.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Class will cover camping essentials, gear and equipment, and locations. More details here.

Wednesday, Aug. 13: Green Team San Joaquin meeting, hosted by the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Guest speakers are James Bohon, assistant sacretary of rthe California Environmental Protection Agency, and the city of Stockton’s David Stagnaro, who will talk about Stockton’s Climate Action Plan. 9 a.m., 445 W. Weber Avenue Suite 220.

Monday, Aug. 25: Sierra Club meeting. Theme: “Diary of a Steelhead Trout: From River to Sea and Back Again.” Stacy Luthy, a marine biologist and coordinator of Friends of the Lower Calaveras River, will talk about how rivers connect to the ocean and the fish that make the journey. 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue in Stockton.

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