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National Audubon VP Speaks On Pacific Flyway

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society (YAAS) is pleased and honored to announce that Michael Sutton, the National Audubon Society’s Vice President, Pacific Flyway, will open its 2013-2014 program season Thursday, Oct. 10, with a slide presentation, “The Pacific Flyway: Superhighway in the Sky.” The Pacific Flyway is an aerial superhighway stretching nearly 10,000 miles from Alaska to Patagonia. It encompasses ...

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Free Plant Propagation Classes

Right now in your garden there are probably hundreds of new plants just waiting for you to bring them to life – for free. UCCE Mariposa Master Gardeners Helen Willoughby-Peck and Stephanie Means will lead two free hands-on workshops on planting seeds and starting plants from cuttings of existing plants. UCCE is the University of California Cooperative Extension.

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John C. Fremont Seeks Board Member

MARIPOSA – John C. Fremont Healthcare District is seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors. Anyone interested in being appointed to fill the current vacancy should provide a letter of interest to the District in person at 5189 Hospital Road in Mariposa, or by mail to P.O. Box 216, Maiposa, CA 95338-0216.

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Mariposa Man Audubon's Volunteer Of The Year

Written by Megan Ralph, YAAS Secretary – MARIPOSA – Mariposa resident and Yosemite Area Audubon Society President Lowell Young has received the Charles H. Callison Award from the National Audubon Society. The award honors outstanding National Audubon Society staff and Chapter volunteers throughout the U.S. and is the highest award an Audubon volunteer can receive. The presentation was made on ...

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Show Your Photos At The County Fair

MARIPOSA – Everyone loves to look at the photos at the Mariposa County Fair, held over the Labor Day weekend from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Why not enter your pictures this year? The Mariposa Photo Club, cooperating with the fairgrounds, is offering two free workshops on how to mount your photos properly for submission. The workshops will be Aug. ...

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Carstens Fire Update

MARIPOSA – 1,660 acres – 70% contained All evacuation orders have been lifted as of Thursday at 4:00 pm. Residents with I.D. will be allowed to return to their homes. Extensive mop-operations and patrol of the fire lines will continue. Contingency lines are being repaired to reduce erosion. Drivers: please slow and allow large fire equipment to pass. Road Closures: ...

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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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