Walk for the Wild - September 27

Wilderness 50th logoSeptember 27, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Claremont, California

A special event celebrating 50 years of the Wilderness Act! The California Wilderness Coalition, Angeles National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management, Joshua Tree National Park, San Bernardino National Forest, RSABG, and others are partnering for this event to celebrate our amazing wilderness areas.

There are two parts to the celebration: the Wilderness Fair, and Walk for the Wild. You can sign up to participate in the walk or just come enjoy the festival with partner booths, food trucks, Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, and more. It's also National Public Lands Day!

There is a registration fee for the walk that includes Garden admission; if you don't want to walk, the rest of the Wilderness Fair is free. Registration for the Walk for the Wild is $12 per person through Active.com through September 16. Registration increases to $20 on September 17.  

Interested in photography? Submit an entry to our wilderness photo contest! Photos must be your own and taken in a designated wilderness area. See http://hostphotocontest.com/contest/wilderness50 for contest rules and information. 

Check back often as we build this list of participants and activities.

Food trucks:

The Green Truck to Go: http://greentruckonthego.com/

The Grilled Cheese Truck: http://www.thegrilledcheesetruck.com/

The Lobos Truck: http://www.thelobostruck.com/

Recess Ice Cream Truck: http://recesstruck.com/

Beer garden sponsors:

Angel City Brewing Company: http://angelcitybrewery.com/

Dale Bros.: http://dalebrosbrewery.com/

Sierra Nevada: http://www.sierranevada.com/


The Trapdoor Social: http://www.trapdoorsocial.com/

Ventucky String Band: http://ventuckystringband.com/

Sugar Mountain Mama Serenade: http://www.sugarmountainmamaserenade.com/

Festival participants & activity booths:

Angeles National Forest

Boy Scouts of America

Bureau of Land Management

California Wilderness Coalition

Conservation Lands Foundation

Grow Native Nursery

Joshua Tree National Park

Leave No Trace

The Mojave Desert Land Trust

National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance

Pacific Crest Trail Association

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

San Bernardino National Forest

San Dimas Mountain Rescue

San Gabriel Mountains Forever

San Gabriel Mountains Trail Builders

San Gorgonio Wilderness Association

Sierra Club Angeles Chapter

Sierra Club San Gorgonio Chapter

Southern California Mountains Foundation

Student Conservation Association

Wilderness Photo Contest

The Wilderness Society


California Wilderness Coalition logo

Free Family Bird Walk - October 25

Lesser GoldfinchFree Family Bird Walk, hosted by Wild Birds Unlimited

Saturday, October 25, 8 a.m. (Walk lasts approximately 1.5-2 hours)

Space is limited to 15 guests.

Free Registration Required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Join Chris Verma of Claremont's Wild Birds Unlimited for this family-friendly, free bird walk along Garden trails. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guides you have and binoculars if you have them.

This special walk is provided by Wild Birds Unlimited of Claremont. There are no fees required to participate, however a free reservation is required.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. For more information about Wild Birds Unlimited, or to learn how to how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home, visit Wild Birds Unlimited of Claremont.

Free Family Bird Walks sponsored by Pomona Valley Audubon Society

September through June; First Sunday of each month, beginning 8 a.m.  Western Bluebird. Photo by Grace Cho

Free reservation; CLICK HERE to make your free reservation.

Family Bird Walks are free to the public courtesy of our sponsor, Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guide books you have and binoculars. Limited loaner binoculars may be available to use during the walk.

Take a leisurely walk through the Garden to see and hear the numerous bird species that migrate through the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Beginning and experienced birders are welcome to help find birds in the Garden. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time!

Family Bird Walks are sponsored by the Pomona Valley Audubon Society. There are no admission fees, but a free reservation is encouraged. Visitors need not be an RSABG member to participate!

Also check out our popular Family Bird Festival held in February.

Please call (909) 625-8767 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. The Pomona Valley Audubon Society’s newsletter “Chaparral Naturalist” is available at RSABG’s California Garden Shop.




For more information about birds and birding visit Pomona Valley Audubon Society and Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology's ebird.org.

Cool California City Challenge Party - September 20

Saturday, September 20 cc challenge logo png3

Open-house style from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The day will feature FREE admission for Claremont residents who bring a recent Southern California Edison Electric bill or Southern California Gas Company bill (must present a bill to the admissions kiosk for free admission). Sustainable Claremont members will be on hand to assist you in getting signed up - or making progress on your entries - for the Cool California City Challenge [did we mention it's FREE, non-invasive, and FUN - - oh yea, and you can help Sustainable Claremont win a part of the $50,000 prize purse for our city's efforts! Currently we're in SECOND PLACE, narrowly behind Riverside - - YOUR participation will make the difference in earning enough points to take control of FIRST PLACE and a larger share of the prize. The challenge is nearly through, ending Monday, September 29th at 11:59 p.m. There is still time, we can win this!

Our Cool California City Challenge Party features complimentary refreshments on the Garden Shop patio, music, the chance to get registered on the spot if not already (we'll have laptops available and support standing by), as well as opportunities to learn more about the Cool California City Challenge and other local sustainability efforts, including representatives from local utilities.

If you'd like to get a headstart visit the Cool California City Challenge website (or enter this link into your browser: https://coolclimate.berkeley.edu/challenge/index.php?type=login)

Sponsored by Sustainable Claremont and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Read more in the Daily Bulletin Article