Junior Conservationist: Stories in Nature at Independence Trail

Bear Yuba Land Trust is pleased to team up with Certified California Naturalist Steve Roddy for a fun new family series – Junior Conservationist: Stories in Nature. A conservationist is someone who advocates or acts for the protection and preservation of the environment and wildlife.

When the weather begins to cool down, Steve will lead us on a hike on the historic Independence Trail. Considered the nation’s first wheelchair accessible wilderness trail, Independence is a local treasure, built by Naturalist John Olmsted and volunteers during the 1980s. Located in the South Yuba River canyon, the trail that follows the Gold Rush era Excelsior Ditch has been an important outdoor classroom for years.

These outings are designed for children ages 5 to 12, accompanied by a parent or other caregiver. This is the third in the series, exploring local trails and discovering the plants, animals, and history of each special region. Participants will receive stamps for each Junior Conservationist excursion they go on with certificates given to those who complete all three treks in the series!

60 years observing in the wilds of California and Hawaii have lead Steve Roddy to appreciate the interconnectedness of nature. Along with a love of a good story, Steve enjoys sharing our local trails. As one young friend stated, “I never knew how much I didn’t know until I hiked with Mr. Steve!”- Jose age 9.

Cost: FREE – Donations are always welcome.

Registration required.
Registration closes at 9:00am ONE business day before the event, unless otherwise specified.
Space is limited. We encourage you to sign up early.

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You will receive a notification email once you have submitted your registration. If you do not receive a notification email, your registration did not go through, so please contact Laura Petersen at (530) 272-5994 x211 or laura@bylt.org

BYLT 2017 Treks Registration and Cancellation Policy

General Information:
After your registration is complete, our staff will contact you one business day before the event with details and directions.

Bad weather cancels this event.

BYLT events are not appropriate for dogs, unless specifically stated in the description.

Cancellation Policy:
BYLT has a one week cancellation policy. Please contact Laura Petersen at (530) 272-5994 x211 or laura@bylt.org if you are unable to attend an event that you have registered for. Cancelling prior to one week, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel with less than a week to the event, there is no refund.

Rescheduling Events:
If BYLT must cancel an event, you will be contacted by phone or email with a rescheduled date. If rescheduled, BYLT will apply your payment to the event or you may request a full refund.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Petersen at (530) 272-5994 x211 or laura@bylt.org