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Mother’s Day Celebration Will Feature Three Events

Rhododendron (Pink)
Merchants in Historic Downtown Fort Bragg will join garden lovers May 9-11 to create a memorable Mother’s Day Weekend in Fort Bragg. Three events are planned for the weekend (read more here):

  • National Public Gardens Day (May 9) – free admission to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
  • Historic Downtown Rhododendron Walk (May 10) – merchants will display rhododendrons in their stores.
  • The 37th Annual John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show and Plant Sale at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (May 10-11) – growers and garden enthusiasts will participate. The Druecker event is a juried show and one of the largest on the West Coast with over 700 entries entered annually. The show includes flower trusses, plants, bonsai, photos and floral arrangements of rhododendrons. Everyone is welcome to enter.

Rhododendron (Purple)

Talk of the Town

Lake Cleone Park Champions Workday Weekend — May 3rd And 4th
[posted: April 15th, 2014]

Lake Cleone is a local jewel

Lake Cleone is a local jewel

We all enjoy our state parks, but in this era of reduced budgets, it’s more difficult than ever to maintain them without the assistance of volunteers. Now there’s a chance to jump in and help.

As part of the Parks Champions Program, sponsored by the California State Parks Foundation, volunteers are needed to help finish repairing the boardwalk around Lake Cleone, in MacKerricher State Park. The scheduled workdays are Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration Required

Volunteers must register so that adequate food and tools can be provided.

Free Camping Weekend

Volunteers are invited to make it a MacKerricher State Park camping weekend with free camping on Friday and Saturday nights for those who pre-register.

Age Restriction

The minimum age to participate is 12.  Anyone under 18 who attends a Park Champions event must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Lunch / Snacks / Beverages

A light lunch will be provided for all participating park staff and volunteers but plan on bringing your own beverages and refillable water bottles.

Volunteers repairing boardwalk

Volunteers repairing boardwalk

What To Bring/Wear:

•Closed-toe shoes

•Long-sleeved shirts and long pants (recommended)

•Water bottle (filled)

•Work gloves (will be provided if you don’t have your own)

•Sun protection (hat / sunglasses / sunscreen)

•If camping, bring all necessary supplies

Meet At MacKerricher State Park

MacKerricher State Park is located on the beautiful Mendocino Coast directly on Highway 1 approximately 5 miles north of Fort Bragg and 175 miles north of San Francisco.

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