A couple of outdoors events this weekend to share. This Saturday is another free-admission day at America’s national parks. In California, these are the ones participating:
Cabrillo National Monument
Death Valley National Park
John Muir National Historic Site
Joshua Tree National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lava Beds National Monument
Muir Woods National Monument
Pinnacles National Monument
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Sequoia National Park
Whiskeytown Unit National Recreation Area
Yosemite National Park
Also this weekend is the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. It’s the 25th year for this event. I accidentally wandered into it a couple of years ago out by Bodega Bay and it was a terrific experience. Except for all the trash to be picked up, which was depressing in its quantity. Makes me cringe even more when I’m on a hike and see a discarded bottle or wrapper on the ground. Find a can, people.
Locally, the beach cleanup sites have enough volunteers, but there are other places – including local creeks in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma and around Lake Sonoma – where you can help out.
For places around the greater Bay Area region participating in the cleanup, click here.
For more info, click here.