Want a Free Guided Tour of Some of Our Local Parks? Save the Redwoods League Celebrates 100th Year

This is a press release from the Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau:

Greetings from the Bureau,

The Save the Redwoods League, to celebrate its centennial this year, is sponsoring free passes the second Saturday of each month in 2018 to 40 redwood state parks in California, including those in the North Coast region such as Grizzly Creek and Patrick’s Point.

Of course, Humboldt Redwoods and Prairie Creek don’t charge for general admissions. They are free every day to everyone. However, to keep the party going, the league is hosting free guided tours at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, part of Redwood National & State Parks, throughout the year. Here’s the schedule:

JANUARY 13 at 10am

Prairie Creek Salmon Tour

Duration: approx. 1 hour though it may go longer if there’s lots of fish!

Meet at: Picnic and parking area just south of the visitor center and entrance kiosk at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Join Park Ranger Laura for an easy, ~1-mile stroll along Prairie Creek, where you might catch a glimpse of salmon spawning in the stream. Be prepared for wet or muddy conditions, bring rain gear, water (snacks if you need them), and wear sturdy walking or hiking shoes. Ranger Laura will briefly discuss Pacific salmon (especially those migrating up Prairie Creek), and their important role in the redwood ecosystem. Contact: laura_i_perry@nps.gov, (707) 488-2861

FEBRUARY 10 at 4pm

Beach Rocks and Minerals of the North Coast of California

Duration: approx. 45 minutes

Meet at: Prairie Creek Visitor Center

Have you ever wondered about those pretty rocks and minerals you see on the beach? This talk by California State Parks volunteer naturalist Jim Webb will answer some basic questions about the types of rocks and minerals that are found on local beaches, how these rocks and minerals are formed and where they came from, and provide some basic information about the local geology of Redwood National and State Parks. Gold Bluffs Beach will be the focus of the presentation. Contact: Leslie.Reyes@parks.ca.gov, 707-488-2231

APRIL 14

Save the Redwoods League Guided Hike – Restoration and History

Hiking Trail: West Ridge Trail

Duration/Distance:

Starting Time/Location:

RSVP: COMING SOON (Space is limited, please sign up)

APRIL 14 at 4pm

Flowering Plants of Redwood National and State Parks

Duration: approx. 45 minutes

Meet at: Prairie Creek Visitor Center

Each spring brings a beautiful display of wildflowers to the Parks, especially in mid to late spring. This talk by California State Parks volunteer naturalist Jim Webb will cover many of the most common and noticeable flowering plants that decorate our landscape as well as a few of the lesser known but lovely specimens that most people do not notice because they are inconspicuous or well hidden. Contact: Leslie.Reyes@parks.ca.gov, 707-488-2231

SEPTEMBER 8 at 4pm

Fungal Fruiting Bodies of the North Coast of California

Duration: approx. 45 minutes

Meet at: Prairie Creek Visitor Center

From colorful waxy caps to spectacular arrays of shelf fungi, our local redwood and other forests are rife with mushrooms and other fungal reproductive structures known as fruiting bodies. This talk by California State Parks volunteer naturalist Jim Webb will cover the fruiting bodies that are most commonly seen along trails in Redwood National and State Parks. Fall is the season to enjoy the show! Contact: Leslie.Reyes@parks.ca.gov, 707-488-2231

For more, visit: https://www.visitredwoods.com/articles/post/save-the-redwoods-centennial-free-park-days.

Or feel free to contact us for local questions. The bureau is a co-sponsor of the Centennial Celebration.

Yours,

Richard Stenger | Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau

Office 707-443-5097×4 |www.VisitRedwoods.com

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2 comments

  • Thank you for letting us know about this. I went on the Prairie Creek Salmon Tour today. The tour was very informative, and the park was a great place to hike. Our guide, Ranger Laura, was very knowledgeable and had good communication skills. She educated us about the various Trout and Salmon species of our area, and answered all our questions. She helped us locate and view numerous Coho Salmon spawning in Prairie Creek. Well worth the trip.

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