Family River Walk
Who: Led by Eric & Victoria Shafer, with assistance from Reta Riley, Penny Cocking & Elaine Lester
What: This will be an educational stroll through the forest to the Upper MattoleRiver. It is an opportunity for young children and their families to learn about native plants, aquatic animals, and the restoration work being done to improve the river habitat. Activities will include: simple map reading, plant identification, the capture, identification and release of macro aquatic invertebrates, salmon art work, learning and singing river songs, and building miniature ponds and "woody debris" structures in the river. For those who wish, an optional walk and swim upstream to a deep swimming hole will be offered.
When: Monday, July 29th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Meet at the turnout just south of the Whitethorn Elementary School on Briceland-Thorn Road at 10 a.m. Signs will be posted at the turnout.
Why: Come enjoy a beautiful day in the Whitethorn valley! Explore, learn and swim in the magical Mattole River.
Support from volunteers and local businesses have made this program possible for Sanctuary Forest. Local businesses that have made generous contributions are Blue Star Gas, Jangus Publishing Group, Whitethorn Winery, Charlotte's Perennial Gardens, The Security Store, Chautauqua Natural Foods, Clover Willison Insurance Services, Hohstadt Garden Center, Roy Baker, O.D., Worthy Construction, Wyckoff Plumbing, Mattole Meadows, James Friel Plumbing, Ned Hardwood Construction, Randall Sand & Gravel, Sylvandale Gardens, Redwood Properties, Dazey's Supply, Monica Coyne Artist Blacksmith, Southern Humboldt Fitness, Pierson Building Center, Whitethorn Construction, Caffe Dolce, Mattole River Studios, and Wildberries Marketplace.