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Walk Into History: Evening Hike at Roy's Redwoods 8/31

Posted: 2012-08-24

Friday, August 31 | 6 – 8pm
Location: Roy's Redwoods Preserve

Join Supervisor Steve Kinsey, Naturalist David Herlocker, local open space advocate Jean Berensmeier, former Open Space Planning and Acquisition Manager David Hansen, and others for an evening to celebrate four decades of open space protection in San Geronimo Valley.

Before Roy’s Redwoods became a preserve, the Roy brothers owned most of the land in the area, grazing cattle and dairy farming. A century later, in the 1950s, a golf course was opened while other Roy lands were acquired by developers anticipating that a planned freeway through West Marin would trigger growth. In 1978, Marin County Parks purchased the initial 306 acres for $420,000. Roy’s Redwoods Preserve is home to a small grove of redwoods that are some of the tallest in the county.

The night will begin in the meadow with a picnic dinner and a talk about the history of the land and open space in the San Geronimo Valley. We’ll take a short walk to a little hilltop with a beautiful view and hear about the animals of the night as the full moon rises. Then we’ll quietly head back through the big meadow, listening and watching for owls.

Directions:Meet at the Roy’s Redwoods entry gate, on Nicasio Valley Rd, just north of Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Type of Event:Celebrations, Hikes, Interpretive Walk, Presentations & Lectures

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