• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project: 5-Year Anniversary Celebration

A view looking east across the Giacomini Wetlands toward Point Reyes Station and Black Mountain on September 9, 2013.
 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Come join us for the Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project 5-Year Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Choose from a variety of activities exploring the restored wetlands in the morning, and/or learn more during the afternoon symposium. All activities are free and open to the public.

Morning Outings (Heavy rain cancels)

  • 7 am–9 am: Birding in the Giacomini Wetlands with Jules Evens and Mary Anne Flett
    Meeting Place: Point Reyes Animal Hospital, 11030 Hwy 1, Point Reyes Station
  • 9 am–11:30 am: Kayaking the Giacomini Wetlands with Greg Kamman
    Limited to 20 kayaks. RSVP required by email or by phone 415-464-5227.
    Bring your own kayak and safety equipment. First come, first served.
    Meeting Place: White House Pool County Park Parking Lot

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  • 9 am–11 am: Hiking in the Giacomini Wetlands with Lorraine Parsons, Rachel Kamman, and Amelia Ryan.
    Meeting Place: 4th and C Street, Point Reyes Station

Afternoon Symposium
1 pm–4 pm
Red Barn Classroom, Point Reyes National Seashore

  • Historical Perspective and Project Significance. Presented by Brannon Ketcham.
  • The Changing Hydrology of the Wetlands. Presented by Greg Kamman.
  • Evolution of Vegetation Communities. Presented by Amelia Ryan.
  • Improving Watershed Health and Productivity. Presented by Lorraine Parsons.
  • Waterbird Use of the Wetlands. Presented by Jules Evens.
  • Wetland Restoration in the Face of Climate Change. Presented by Rachel Kamman.
  • The Power of Partnerships. Presented by Sally Bolger.

Light Refreshments Provided Courtesy of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.

Download the 5th Anniversary Celebration flyer. (1,235 KB PDF)

Contact Amelia Ryan at 415-464-5227 or by email for more information.

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