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Free Public Oaks Workshop

MARIPOSA – “Oak trees are one of the iconic symbols of California open space. Dark-green oaks scattered across spring-green or summer-golden hillsides give Sierra foothill residents our sense of place,” says Becky Miller-Cripps, a representative of UC’s Natural Resources Program who works out of Tuolumne County. She will present a free public workshop on oaks July 20, from 10 a.m. ...

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Bring Your Camera, Learn From The Pros

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Photo Club welcomes the public for a special gathering on Wednesday, June 12. This will be a photo-shoot field trip to Bear Valley, where professionals will help everyone become more familiar with their cameras. The group will gather at 5 p.m. at the Mariposa History Center parking lot to form carpools to the historic site.The town ...

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Master Gardeners Annual Spring Garden Tour

MARIPOSA – Everyone who gardens can always use clever ideas. The Mariposa Master Gardener annual Spring Garden Tour Saturday, June 1, is full of them. There is a huge garden with endless irises, a pool with a view –and a metal palm tree — an orchard and lots of repurposed materials. Downtown, there is a condo patio that’s a cool, ...

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Audubon Offers Bird Photography Workshop

MARIPOSA – Visible, highly active and often colorful and songful, birds bring much joy and inspiration to people’s lives. Birding, or birdwatching, is now perhaps the most popular pastime in the United States, simple and inexpensive, and learning to identify birds or just enjoying their behaviors and interactions is fun and enriching. Learning how important they are to the ecosystem ...

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Search & Rescue Seeks Donations For Fundraiser

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue – So That Others May Live MARIPOSA – Search & Rescue is always there when someone needs their assistance. Now they are asking for help from the community. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team is having their annual fundraiser on May 4, and are asking for financial donations or items for ...

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Audubon Society Presents Climate Change Workshop

Contributed by Guest Columnist Len McKenzie – The only constant in nature, it’s been said, is change, and survival requires adapting to it. As musician Bob Dylan wrote, “The times, they are a-changin’,” and so, too, is the earth’s climate, in both subtle and dramatic ways that threaten the long-term habitability of this planet and the survival of many species.

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Local Matters – Olde Soles And New Technology

Sold Globally, Made Locally: Walk A Mariposa Mile In Nativearth Footwear MARIPOSA – They’re ramping up into the busiest time of year at family owned and operated Nativearth Footwear. April marks the beginning of festivals season and other events where the handmade shoes are sold. The local firm has 10 in-house employees, some of whom will be representing Nativearth every ...

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Landscape For Defensible Space – Master Gardeners Show You How

COULTERVILLE – The hillsides are beautiful now, but it won’t be long before all that green turns to brown and fire season is here. Mariposa County Master Gardeners will present a free, public workshop on fire-safe landscaping on Saturday, Apr. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Coulterville School and Community Clubhouse at the corner of Cemetery and Broadway.

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Local Christmas Bird Counts Successful

Annual Christmas bird counts last month in Mariposa, Oakhurst and Yosemite yielded fewer birds than last year, yet organizers of the three local events nonetheless judged them successful–and, as always, fun! The counts were part of the National Audubon Society’s 113th Christmas Bird Count, an annual avian census held between Dec. 14, 2012 and Jan. 5, 2013. Begun on Christmas ...

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