June 20, 2024

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Take an Eco-Adventure with Stewards

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Stewards) is a non-profit organization that partners with the Russian River Sector of California State Parks to support volunteer, education and stewardship programs. The sector includes Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and Austin Creek State Recreation Area in Guerneville, Sonoma Coast State Park from Bodega Bay to Jenner, and the Willow Creek watershed.

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Hike the Redwoods at Armstrong Reserve

Visit the Giant Redwoods of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. The ancient coast redwood is the tallest living thing on the planet! These remarkable trees live to be 500-1000 years old and can grow to a diameter of 12 to 16 feet. A few trees survive over 2,000 years and reach 350 feet in height. As you enter the park, you will feel your own pulse drop, and a strange calm will overtake you as you breathe in the fragrant aroma and stroll through the fog-shrouded trails. This “Nature’s Cathedral” is as close to magic as we mortals can imagine.

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Walk Northern Cal’s Largest Wetlands

Laguna Wetlands Preserve in Laguna de Santa Rosa is the largest freshwater marsh in Northern California. The oak woodland and vernal pool complex surrounding the wetlands of the Laguna ecosystem once provided food to antelope, elk and deer herds. The Laguna is now a premier bird-watching area, though other wildlife is occasionally spotted.

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Shop, Dine or Stay at Historic Railroad Square

In Old Town Santa Rosa, restored turn-of-the-century buildings are filled with specialty shops, antique stores, fantastic restaurants and elegant hotels. This area is known as Railroad Square and was developed in the 1880s when the first trains arrived in Santa Rosa. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The 1904 train depot has been restored and is home to the California Welcome Center as well as the Santa Rosa Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Tour Muir Woods National Monument

Have you ever been anywhere that was magical? When you enter Muir Woods, that will probably be your initial impression. It is quite simply, magical! The majestic coastal Redwoods, which have held reign over this woodland kingdom for 600-800 years, stand as tall as 258 feet. The oldest of these trees is over 1,200 years old.

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Tour a Candy Factory at Jelly Belly in Fairfield

Step into the Jelly Belly Factory and smell the aroma of chocolate, peach, cinnamon, pineapple, or whatever is being cooked up that day. This famous factory is located in Fairfield, California, about 15 to 20 minutes from Napa. The Jelly Belly Visitor Center is open daily from 9am to 5pm.

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