A Sand County Almanac

Hello Good People,

Merry 2014!  I hope you brought the New Year in with a ruckus.  Our 2014 schedule is out.  It’s a living document so things can be added to it.  Thanks to all the volunteers who came out to help us during the holiday weeks.  We were super busy and I appreciate your patience and dedication to make strong connections of our resources to visitors.  It was a zoo up here but all ya all did a good job.  Thanks again! For your eyes; my latest missive.

Whale Watch Weekend, January 11th and 12th, 2014

It should be a fun weekend and we have lots of things lined up.  Thanks to all of you who signed up for the weekend to assist us in partnership build and create visitor contacts.

Volunteer Recruitment; January 11th, 2014, 5:30pm

Looks like we have a good size group wanting to get involved in our ragtag operation up here.  You might be seeing some new faces in the next couple of months so please reach out a hand and welcome our new additions.

Mid-Season Tidepool Training, January 18th, 10:00am to 4:30pm

For all those folks itching to get into the tidepools here is your chance.  This training is a packed full day of info and procedures to get you diving into tidepool volunteerism.  If you haven’t volunteered with us for a while and want to get back in the mix, feel free to use this training as a refresher.

Dusty Socks Club Hikes, 2014 schedule

If any of you out there would like to put a DSC 2014 flyer up somewhere in your local area (library, community center, school, etc.) let me know and I can print them out for you.  Email me with “PCT Yeti” in the subject line.
Lecture Series

  • A San Diego Journey, 6:30pm, Thursday January 16th, 2014

Michael Pallamary graces us with his mind in January with a great history talk.  Come learn about early U.S. history of the San Diego Region and his great stories about getting the SD River to empty into Mission Bay, the development of New Town, and the shifting boundary between San Diego and Coronado. Mr. Pallamary is a land surveyor and has written the bookLay of the Land -The History of LandSurveying in San Diego County”.  If you would like to attend please RSVP with “Hatfield the Rainmaker” in the subject line by Jan. 15th.

  • Salty Stars, 6:30pm, Wednesday February 19th, 2014

The winter sky is rich with celestial bodies and many legends associated with them.  We have a good crusty Sailor from the Maritime Museum of San Diego who is ready to spin us a yarn and bring the stares closer to our hearts.  Sisters, bulls and hunters act out across the sky above as we learn their stories. If you would like to RSVP:  do send an email with “Betelgeuse “ in the subject line; do not say it three times fast-unless you wish for a world of bedlam to amass before you.

  • Flora Fantastica; coming this spring!!

Curator of Botany at the NAT, Jon Rebman graces us with his knowledge on the wonderful plants that we preserve and protect every day.  I just saw him speak last week and am looking forward for this talk at Cabrillo.  More details to follow.

  • Herps and You; coming this summer!!

SDSU Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Rice is loaded with slithering stories of snakes and salamanders.  He has a lot of field experience throughout San Diego County and is ready to share his world with us. Learn about the reptilian world at Cabrillo and hear about Stephen’s genetics study on rattlesnakes.  More details to follow.

Outreach Opportunities

  • Big Bay Whale Day, January 25th, 11:00am to 3:00pm

We have one more slot available if anyone would like to hang out on Broadway Pier for an afternoon. If you would like to help out at our Cabrillo table please email me with “Eschrichtius robustus” in the subject line

Your Identity

If you would like a nametag please send me an email with “Zina Langa” in the subject line by the end of this week.  Also include the name you would like to appear on your nametag in the body.

Walk Recklessly,


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