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Past Events

2017
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Opening of Newly Expanded Fernandez Ranch

Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 10am - 2pm
Fernandez Ranch, Hercules
Now twice as beautiful! The property formerly known as Franklin Canyon is merging into one new 1,185-acre Fernandez Ranch with hours of new trails to explore and more gorgeous views. Come celebrate with us.

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Pure Muir Gala

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 5-9 pm
Campana Farm, Moraga
Hold the date for our festive annual celebration of open space in the East Bay! Enjoy music, wine, gourmet dinner, live auction and the splendid company of hundreds of JMLT supporters. A must for your calendar!

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Take It Outside California!

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1pm - 4pm
John Muir National Historic Site
Fun outdoor events are being held state-wide. The John Muir National Historic Site is open from 10am - 5pm with activities for the whole family. JMLT will be there from 1pm - 4pm. Come learn about our mobile app tours, take a tour of nearby Mt. Wanda using your smartphone, visit John Muir’s house, and enjoy a great day outdoors! For directions and more info on John Muir National Historic Site go here.

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John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 10am-4pm
John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez
John Muir inspired people all over the world to “keep close to nature’s heart.” In this spirit, we celebrate John Muir’s birthday at his former home, along with Earth Day, which brings us closer to knowing our planet and practical ways to help it thrive.

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Grand Opening Ceremony for the Hercules Path to Transit

Sunday, March 5, 2017 | 11:30am-2:30pm
At the intersection of John Muir Parkway and Bayfront Boulevard, Hercules
Join one and all for the marking of a major milestone for Hercules and come celebrate our connections to the Bay!

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2016

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Mushroom Walk at Fernandez Ranch

Sunday, December 11, 2016 | 10:30-12:30 pm
California Center for Natural History
It's mushroom season! Join CCNH for a walk through the oak woodlands of Fernandez Ranch looking for chanterelles, boletes and a variety of visually stunning fungi. Damon Tighe, a local mycologist, will identify what’s popping and discuss the role of fungi in the ecosystem. Please note that we will not be collecting or tasting mushrooms. RSVP

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Moraga Historical Society 51st Anniversary Banquet

Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 11:30am
Dryden Hall of Saint Mary’s College
JMLT Executive Director Linus Eukel is featured. Linus will be speaking about the acquisition of 604-acre Carr Ranch.
Members: $30 | Non-Members: $35

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JMLT Open House Celebration

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 5-8 pm, short program 6:30 pm
JMLT Office, 924 Main Street, Martinez
Come celebrate another outstanding year of conservation accomplishments with JMLT supporters, volunteers and staff. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music by Charles Wheal Band. Learn what’s next on our horizon. Don’t miss one of our favorite events of the year!

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The Fate of Our Public Lands

Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 6:30 – 9:00pm
David Brower Center, Berkeley
JMLT is co-sponsoring a lively discussion of the Sagebrush Rebellion and what it means for the future of the West. Panelists are editors and writers from the highly respected magazine, High Country News. Tickets are $25 in advance.

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Walk and Talk with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker

Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 9-10:30am
Acalanes Ridge, Pleasant Hill
An enjoyable late summer outing on a JMLT property with spectacular panoramic views. Assemblywoman Baker has represented the 16th Assembly District since December, 2014, and she is a highly respected and enthusiastic advocate for open space in Contra Costa.

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NorCal Kids Triathlon 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Miramonte High School, Orinda
We’re a sponsor! NCKT is a Super Sprint Triathlon that encourages young people to try a new activity, remain active and be healthy.

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Stargazing Event

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 | 5:30 - 9:30pm
Fernandez Ranch, Martinez
John Muir Land Trust and Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society invite you to spend an evening exploring
the night sky!

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National Night Out at Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 6-9pm
2647 Reliez Valley Road, Martinez
JMLT will be there! National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

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National Trails Day

Saturday, June 4, 2016 | morning
Acalanes Ridge, Lafayette
About 25 volunteers will perform trail maintenance.

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Moraga Community Faire

Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 11 am – 4 pm
Rheem Valley Shopping Center, Moraga
The 10th Annual Moraga Community Faire & Car Show is hosted by the Moraga Chamber of Commerce. Visit our booth!

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Wildflower Walk at Fernandez Ranch

Sunday, May 8, 2016 | 9:30am - 12:30pm
Fernandez Ranch, Hercules
CCNH is hosting a casual Mother’s Day stroll through the rolling green hills of our own Fernandez Ranch. Amateur botanists Angela Pai and Lo Scheiner will lead you through beautiful oak woodlands abundant with wildflowers and open vistas.

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Take It Outside California!

Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 2-4pm
Fernandez Ranch, Hercules
We’re joining organizations across the state in this annual event to host fun outdoor events for you and your family to enjoy. Take a guided tour in Spanish and English of stunning Fernandez Ranch near Hercules—using your smartphone!

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Pure Muir Gala

Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 5-9 pm
Campana Farm, Moraga
Attend our festive annual celebration of open space in Contra Costa. Enjoy music, wine, gourmet dinner, live auction and the splendid company of hundreds of JMLT supporters. A must!

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John Muir’s Birthday – Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 10 am – 4 pm
John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez
Celebrate Earth Day and John Muir’s birthday at his fascinating historic home. Be sure to stop by our table and say hello!

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2015

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JMLT Open House

Thursday, October 22, 2015 | evening
JMLT New Office, Martinez
We welcomed volunteers, donors, and guests to our brand new office space at 924 Main Street in downtown Martinez.

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Stargazing Event

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | 6:30-9:30pm
Fernandez Ranch
Each year, John Muir Land Trust is proud to host this popular event in partnership with the Mt. Diablo and Eastbay Astronomical Societies and Chabot Space & Science Center.

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Trail Building Weekend

Fri-Sun, August 7-9, 2015
Franklin Canyon, Martinez
Volunteer on the trail, in the kitchen, or at base camp; enjoy a campfire and campout; meet like-minded people, and more.

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