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DISCOVER Glen Oaks Ranch — The Heart of the Sonoma Valley!

Enjoy creating connections with local, seasonal food and the land at Sonoma Land Trust’s historic Glen Oaks Ranch, located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley Wildlife Corridor. Activities each day include a guided hike to the Sonoma Valley Overlook, a wildlife-camera photo slideshow, a tour of the historic mansion and guided nature-based activities for kids. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the picnic areas, open hiking trails and a self-guided Nature Quest.

Glen Oaks Ranch

Take It Outside, California! Dia del Niño
April 30 (Saturday), 10am—4pm
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Enjoy a day of family nature exploration with hands-on activities, presentations from the Sonoma Resource Conservation District, guided nature walks and more! Offered in conjunction with the California Council of Land Trusts (CCLT) and the Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative (SEEC).

This day's program is designed for 1/2 day or full-day participation. Most program segments are repeated twice in the day. Arrive between 10am and 12:30pm, and leave anytime between 1 and 4pm.

Gates open: 10am
House tour: 10:30am
Sonoma RCD presentation: 11am
Wildlife corridor slideshow: 12:30pm
Sonoma RCD presentation: 1pm
House tour: 2pm
Wildlife corridor slideshow: 2:30pm
Guided nature walk: 3pm
Gates close: 4pm

Sonoma Environmental Education collaborativeSEEC is a regional consortium of environmental education professionals from organizations, agencies, networks, and school districts. The SEEC mission is to create vibrant, innovative collaborations that increase environmental literacy in Sonoma County citizens. As a collaborative, SEEC undertakes its mission by identifying and addressing regional needs for environmental education beyond the scope of individual organizations.

Take it Outside California

Strawberry Feasts with Slow Food
May 21 (Saturday), 2—7pm
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$20 non-members/$15 members/$5 kids
There are 100+ varietals of strawberries, but only a few are commercially available. Slow Food Russian River aims to preserve the biodiversity of foodstuffs and to support local farmers. Taste the difference between a number of lesser known, locally grown varietals and enjoy Sonoma County beverages and delicious strawberry treats, while learning about the what? and how? of strawberries while relaxing at beautiful Glen Oaks Ranch.

Gates open: 2pm
Wildlife corridor slideshow: 2:30pm
House tour: 3pm
Strawberry Feasts Tasting and Presentation: 4pm to 5:30pm
Guided Hike: 5:30pm
Gates close: 7pm

Bird Language with Jay Markert
June 12 (Sunday), 9am—2pm
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$15 non-members/$10 members/$5 kids
Have you ever wondered what birds are saying as they make their various calls? Unveil the secret language of birds and learn to understand the world of nature beyond our sense of sight. Instruction will alternate with sitting and listening as we practice what we learn.

Gates open: 9am
Bird walk: 9:30am
Bird Language guided session: 10-11:30am
Guided kids’ nature activities: 10–11:30am
Guided hike to overlook: 11:30–1pm
House tour: 12:30pm
Wildlife corridor slideshow: 1pm
Gates close: 2pm

About Glen Oaks Ranch

This 234-acre property, located in the Valley of the Moon near Glen Ellen, was bequeathed to the Land Trust in 2001. In addition to exceptional wildlife habitat, the Ranch's Civil War-era stone house, stone walls and oak woodlands offer incredible scenic and historic value. The valley oaks are among the finest stands in the Sonoma Valley and provide a stunning reminder of early California.

For more information, contact hikes@sonomalandtrust.org or call (707) 526-6930 ext. 114


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Volunteer with Sonoma Land Trust

You will enjoy:

  • Access to diverse and beautiful properties
  • Educational and skill building opportunities
  • Great community
  • Annual Volunteer Celebration


Become a Member

You will receive:

  • quarterly announcements of upcoming members-only hikes
  • monthly eNews and quarterly newsletters
  • seasonal invitations to members-only open days at Glen Oaks Ranch
  • annual holiday open house and other special events
  • ongoing satisfaction of helping preserve what we all love most about Sonoma County

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