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Environment'The Best of Baylands - Our Backyard Birds'
The Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society is hosting this talk about the history and ecology of the Baylands. Ashok Khosla, president of the Audubon Society, will give the talk. March 19, 7:30 p.m. Free. Cubberley Community Center, Room H1, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
EnvironmentSan Francisquito Watershed Tour
Committee for Green Foothills will hold an event exploring the San Franciscquito watershed, to be attended by notable speakers from Stanford University, the San Francisquito Joint Powers Authority, Acterra, Stoecker Ecological and Citizens Committee to complete the Refuge. Lunch and transportation will be included. April 12, 8:30-4 p.m. $25 members; $35 nonmembers. The Peninsula Conservation Center, 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto.
EnvironmentWingding Family Fest
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society will host an event celebrating spring. Activities include birding, hiking and exploring nature. Some activities have limited space and are first-come-first-served; sign up at arrival. May 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, one mile south of the Page Mill Road, Alpine Road, Skyline Blvd intersection, .
EnvironmentSummer Nature Days
Bugs, Birds, Plants, Creeks, and more! SCVAS, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) and Shoreline at Mountain View will hold outdoor day camp adventures for children grades two to six. Children will explore the world around them - bugs, birds, plants, creeks and more - and get dirty. July 21-25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $295 per child (multi-child discounts; scholarships for families in need). Locations vary: Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve, Shoreline Lake, and more. , , .
EnvironmentImprovements to Household Hazardous Waste Station
There have been new upgrades made to the Household Hazardous Waste Station. Safely dispose of unwanted or unused toxic household items. New hours: every Saturday 9-11 a.m. and first Friday of the month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Limitations: must be Palo Alto resident (license or registration). Please visit the website for more information. Sept. 20-21, Free. Regional Water Quality Control Plant, 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto.