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Past Events

2018
JMLT Open House
Mt. Bike Ride with Bicycle Trails Council East Bay

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Fernandez Ranch, 1081 Christie Rd Martinez, CA 94553
The Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay invites you to their monthly Mt. Bike Ride open to the public. They offer ride groups for ALL SKILL LEVELS, from novice to intermediate to advanced. All rides are ‘no-drop’ rides (they won’t leave you behind or let you get lost) and are fully supported. A novice rider should be able to ride 8-10 miles on hilly fire roads and narrow trails for 2.5 hrs. Visit event page for more information.

JMLT Open House
JMLT Open House Celebration

Thursday, October 25
JMLT Office, 924 Main Street, Martinez
Come celebrate an outstanding year of conservation accomplishments with JMLT supporters, volunteers, and staff. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music in a casual setting. Learn about new campaigns to protect open space in the East Bay. Don’t miss one of our favorite events of the year!

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Pear & Wine Festival
Moraga Pear and Wine Festival

Saturday, September 22
Moraga Commons Park
Come stop by JMLT’s booth at the Moraga Pear and Wine Fest. This family friendly event features live music, wine tasting, and everything pear- pear pies, pear jam, pear tarts, and pear cider!

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JMLT Open House
National Night Out Celebration

Tuesday, August 7 | 6pm-9pm
Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm | 2647 Reliez Valley Road, Martinez
Join John Muir Land Trust and get to know your neighbors at this annual community-building public event. JMLT will be sharing about our Almond Ranch project and hosting a craft for kids!

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Twilight
Twilight at Fernandez Ranch

Thursday, August 16 | 5:30pm-9:30pm
Fernandez Ranch | 1081 Christie Road, Martinez, CA 94553
Explore the places that make the East Bay special with the whole family! Come on out to Fernandez Ranch for an evening of stargazing, food trucks, play with llamas, and interact with local reptiles and amphibians.

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Martinez Beaver Festival - The Beavers are Back!

Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 11-4pm
Corner of Estudillo & Susana Street, Martinez
Join us to welcome the beavers back to Martinez! We will be hosting a John Muir Land Trust community booth there.

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Hike at Fernandez Ranch & Information Sharing

Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 10:00am-1:00pm
1081 Christie Road, Martinez
Join us for a guided hike with Glen Lewis of JMLT and Dean Kelch, Botanist, of Carquinez Regional Environmental Education Center (CREEC). Please dress appropriately for a hike in the sunshine. Wear closed toed shoes, a hat and long pants.

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Tree Planting at Fernandez Ranch

Friday, May 11, 2018 | 10:00am - 2:00pm
Fernandez Ranch Parking Lot, 1081 Christie Road in Martinez
John Muir Land Trust seeks the help of up to 20 volunteers to plant oak trees along Rodeo Creek at its 1,185-acre Fernandez Ranch Property. Join us for coffee and donuts Friday, May 11 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at 1081 Christie Road in Martinez as we kick off our restoration day!

Pure Muir Gala

Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 5-9pm
John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez
Hold the date for our festive annual celebration of open space in the East Bay! Enjoy music, wine, gourmet dinner, live auction and the splendid company of hundreds of JMLT supporters. A must for your calendar!

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Walk and Talk with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker

Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 10:00am
Carr Ranch | Rancho Laguna Park | 2101 Camino Pablo, Morgana
An enjoyable spring outing at Carr Ranch with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker. Baker has represented the 16th Assembly District since December, 2014, and she is a highly respected and enthusiastic advocate for open space in Contra Costa County. See flyer for details and RSVP information.

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2017

Carr Ranch Hikes

Saturday, November 11 | 10am
Rancho Laguna Park, 2101 Camino Pablo, Moraga, CA 94556
Thanks to everyone who attended the Carr Ranch Grand Opening on the 14th. It was fun to see you! We’ve rescheduled the hikes on Carr Ranch that were planned for that day and postponed due to poor air quality. Join us!

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JMLT Open House
JMLT Open House Celebration

Thursday, November 2nd | 5-8 pm, short program 6:30 pm
JMLT Office, 924 Main Street, Martinez
Come celebrate another outstanding year of conservation accomplishments with JMLT supporters, volunteers and staff. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Learn about new campaigns to protect special properties in the East Bay. Don’t miss one of our favorite events of the year!

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Carr Ranch Dedication & Opening

Saturday October 14th | 10am – 2pm
Moraga, CA
Please mark your calendars! The event is in the planning stages, but we’ll have a dedication ceremony, guided hikes on the property, music, food, and fun for the whole family.

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NorCal Kids Triathlon 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Miramonte High School, Orinda
We’re a sponsor! NCKT is a Super Sprint Triathlon that encourages young people to try something new, remain active and be healthy.

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Opening of Newly Expanded Fernandez Ranch

Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 10am - 2pm
Fernandez Ranch, Hercules
Now twice as beautiful! The property formerly known as Franklin Canyon is merging into one new 1,185-acre Fernandez Ranch with hours of new trails to explore and more gorgeous views. Come celebrate with us.

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Pure Muir Gala

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 5-9 pm
Campana Farm, Moraga
Hold the date for our festive annual celebration of open space in the East Bay! Enjoy music, wine, gourmet dinner, live auction and the splendid company of hundreds of JMLT supporters. A must for your calendar!

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Take It Outside California!

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1pm - 4pm
John Muir National Historic Site
Fun outdoor events are being held state-wide. The John Muir National Historic Site is open from 10am - 5pm with activities for the whole family. JMLT will be there from 1pm - 4pm. Come learn about our mobile app tours, take a tour of nearby Mt. Wanda using your smartphone, visit John Muir’s house, and enjoy a great day outdoors! For directions and more info on John Muir National Historic Site go here.

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John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 10am-4pm
John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez
John Muir inspired people all over the world to “keep close to nature’s heart.” In this spirit, we celebrate John Muir’s birthday at his former home, along with Earth Day, which brings us closer to knowing our planet and practical ways to help it thrive.

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Grand Opening Ceremony for the Hercules Path to Transit

Sunday, March 5, 2017 | 11:30am-2:30pm
At the intersection of John Muir Parkway and Bayfront Boulevard, Hercules
Join one and all for the marking of a major milestone for Hercules and come celebrate our connections to the Bay!

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2016

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Mushroom Walk at Fernandez Ranch

Sunday, December 11, 2016 | 10:30-12:30 pm
California Center for Natural History
It's mushroom season! Join CCNH for a walk through the oak woodlands of Fernandez Ranch looking for chanterelles, boletes and a variety of visually stunning fungi. Damon Tighe, a local mycologist, will identify what’s popping and discuss the role of fungi in the ecosystem. Please note that we will not be collecting or tasting mushrooms. RSVP

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Moraga Historical Society 51st Anniversary Banquet

Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 11:30am
Dryden Hall of Saint Mary’s College
JMLT Executive Director Linus Eukel is featured. Linus will be speaking about the acquisition of 604-acre Carr Ranch.
Members: $30 | Non-Members: $35
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JMLT Open House Celebration

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 5-8 pm, short program 6:30 pm
JMLT Office, 924 Main Street, Martinez
Come celebrate another outstanding year of conservation accomplishments with JMLT supporters, volunteers and staff. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music by Charles Wheal Band. Learn what’s next on our horizon. Don’t miss one of our favorite events of the year!
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The Fate of Our Public Lands

Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 6:30 – 9:00pm
David Brower Center, Berkeley
JMLT is co-sponsoring a lively discussion of the Sagebrush Rebellion and what it means for the future of the West. Panelists are editors and writers from the highly respected magazine, High Country News. Tickets are $25 in advance.
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Walk and Talk with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker

Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 9-10:30am
Acalanes Ridge, Pleasant Hill
An enjoyable late summer outing on a JMLT property with spectacular panoramic views. Assemblywoman Baker has represented the 16th Assembly District since December, 2014, and she is a highly respected and enthusiastic advocate for open space in Contra Costa.
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NorCal Kids Triathlon 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Miramonte High School, Orinda
We’re a sponsor! NCKT is a Super Sprint Triathlon that encourages young people to try a new activity, remain active and be healthy.
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Stargazing Event

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 | 5:30 - 9:30pm
Fernandez Ranch, Martinez
John Muir Land Trust and Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society invite you to spend an evening exploring
the night sky!
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National Night Out at Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 6-9pm
2647 Reliez Valley Road, Martinez
JMLT will be there! National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.
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National Trails Day

Saturday, June 4, 2016 | morning
Acalanes Ridge, Lafayette
About 25 volunteers will perform trail maintenance.

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Moraga Community Faire

Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 11 am – 4 pm
Rheem Valley Shopping Center, Moraga
The 10th Annual Moraga Community Faire & Car Show is hosted by the Moraga Chamber of Commerce. Visit our booth!
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Wildflower Walk at Fernandez Ranch

Sunday, May 8, 2016 | 9:30am - 12:30pm
Fernandez Ranch, Hercules
CCNH is hosting a casual Mother’s Day stroll through the rolling green hills of our own Fernandez Ranch. Amateur botanists Angela Pai and Lo Scheiner will lead you through beautiful oak woodlands abundant with wildflowers and open vistas.
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Take It Outside California!

Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 2-4pm
Fernandez Ranch, Hercules
We’re joining organizations across the state in this annual event to host fun outdoor events for you and your family to enjoy. Take a guided tour in Spanish and English of stunning Fernandez Ranch near Hercules—using your smartphone!
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Pure Muir Gala

Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 5-9 pm
Campana Farm, Moraga
Attend our festive annual celebration of open space in Contra Costa. Enjoy music, wine, gourmet dinner, live auction and the splendid company of hundreds of JMLT supporters. A must!
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John Muir’s Birthday – Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 10 am – 4 pm
John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez
Celebrate Earth Day and John Muir’s birthday at his fascinating historic home. Be sure to stop by our table and say hello!
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2015

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JMLT Open House

Thursday, October 22, 2015 | evening
JMLT New Office, Martinez
We welcomed volunteers, donors, and guests to our brand new office space at 924 Main Street in downtown Martinez.
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Stargazing Event

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | 6:30-9:30pm
Fernandez Ranch
Each year, John Muir Land Trust is proud to host this popular event in partnership with the Mt. Diablo and Eastbay Astronomical Societies and Chabot Space & Science Center.
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Trail Building Weekend

Fri-Sun, August 7-9, 2015
Franklin Canyon, Martinez
Volunteer on the trail, in the kitchen, or at base camp; enjoy a campfire and campout; meet like-minded people, and more.
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