Walk for the Wild - September 27

Wilderness 50th logoSeptember 27, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Claremont, California

A special event celebrating 50 years of the Wilderness Act! The California Wilderness Coalition, Angeles National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management, Joshua Tree National Park, San Bernardino National Forest, RSABG, and others are partnering for this event to celebrate our amazing wilderness areas.

There are two parts to the celebration: the Wilderness Fair, and Walk for the Wild. You can sign up to participate in the walk or just come enjoy the festival with partner booths, food trucks, Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, and more. It's also National Public Lands Day!

There is a registration fee for the walk that includes Garden admission; if you don't want to walk, the rest of the Wilderness Fair is free. Registration for the Walk for the Wild is $12 per person through Active.com through September 16. Registration increases to $20 on September 17.  

Interested in photography? Submit an entry to our wilderness photo contest! Photos must be your own and taken in a designated wilderness area. See http://hostphotocontest.com/contest/wilderness50 for contest rules and information. 

Check back often as we build this list of participants and activities.


Food trucks:

The Green Truck to Go: http://greentruckonthego.com/

The Grilled Cheese Truck: http://www.thegrilledcheesetruck.com/

The Lobos Truck: http://www.thelobostruck.com/

Recess Ice Cream Truck: http://recesstruck.com/

Beer garden sponsors:

Claremont Craft Ales: http://www.claremontcraftales.com/

Dale Bros.: http://dalebrosbrewery.com/

Sierra Nevada: http://www.sierranevada.com/

Music:

The Trapdoor Social: http://www.trapdoorsocial.com/

Ventucky String Band: http://ventuckystringband.com/

Sugar Mountain Mama Serenade: http://www.sugarmountainmamaserenade.com/

Festival particiapnts & activity booths:

Angeles National Forest

Boy Scouts of America

Bureau of Land Management

California Wilderness Coalition

Conservation Lands Foundation

Joshua Tree National Park

Leave No Trace

The Mojave Desert Land Trust

National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance

Pacific Crest Trail Association

San Bernardino National Forest

San Gabriel Mountains Forever

San Gorgonio Wilderness Association

Sierra Club Angeles Chapter

Sierra Club San Gorgonio Chapter

Southern California Mountains Foundation

Student Conservation Association

Wilderness Photo Contest

The Wilderness Society

 

California Wilderness Coalition logo

Free Admission Day - Sept. 9

September 9

Eureka! Free Garden admission!

Celebrate California Admission Day with free admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden—California’s native garden!

California Admission Day commemorates the anniversary of California becoming the 31st state on September 9, 1850.

Bring the kids and play all day or find a bench and enjoy a quite moment with a good book overlooking 86 acres of native California beauty.

And enjoy this special membership offer for September 9!

Purchase a new membership on September 9 and receive EXTRA guest passes so that friends and family can enjoy the benefits of visiting Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden!

Here are the membership levels and numbers of guest passes you'll receive:

Individual Membership: 2 Guest Passes (2 Extra!)

Family Membership: 4 Guest Passes (2 Extra!)

Gold Card Membership: 8 Guest Passes (4 Extra!)

Acorn Membership: 12 Guest Passes (6 Extra!)

Purchases must be made in person on September 9 at the Admissions Kiosk.

Extra guest pass offer is for new membership purchases only.

Free Family Bird Walks sponsored by Pomona Valley Audubon Society

September through June; First Sunday of each month, beginning 8 a.m.  Western Bluebird. Photo by Grace Cho

Free reservation; CLICK HERE to make your free reservation.

Family Bird Walks are free to the public courtesy of our sponsor, Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guide books you have and binoculars. Limited loaner binoculars may be available to use during the walk.

Take a leisurely walk through the Garden to see and hear the numerous bird species that migrate through the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Beginning and experienced birders are welcome to help find birds in the Garden. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time!

Family Bird Walks are sponsored by the Pomona Valley Audubon Society. There are no admission fees, but a free reservation is encouraged. Visitors need not be an RSABG member to participate!

Also check out our popular Family Bird Festival held in February.

Please call (909) 625-8767 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. The Pomona Valley Audubon Society’s newsletter “Chaparral Naturalist” is available at RSABG’s California Garden Shop.

 

 

 

For more information about birds and birding visit Pomona Valley Audubon Society and Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology's ebird.org.

Art Exhibition by Pamela Burgess: August 2 - November 2

Hora de OroPamela Burgess:

Cross Sections of a Landscape - a photographic series

Detail shots of native flora transformed into images of otherworldly, macro landscapes. Right: Hora de Oro (Golden Hour of Light) archival pigment print.

Burgess comments, "Intellectually, my work is located at the intersection of art, botany and conservation biology with a focus on drought-tolerant California native flora. Although not overtly political, my work raises questions about habitat conservation and water as the new black gold. I am deeply involved in the California native plant movement."

Exhibition runs August 2 through November 2, 2014

Gallery open to the public daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admission to the gallery is included with standard admission or membership. The gallery is located just east of the Gift Shop in the main administration building. Click here to download the artist's statement.

Special opening reception for RSABG members on Friday, August 1, from 5-7 p.m. RSVP requested: please RSVP to the Development Office, (909) 625-8676 ext. 221, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Selected images from the exhibition are below.

Vermilion
Vermilion, archival pigment print

Orange Puff
Orange Puff, archival pigment print

Crystaline
Crystalline, archival pigment print