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GREAT Santa Clara Parks Activities

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Lots of fun and FREE activities coming up! 

Saturday June 1

Healthy Trails Bilingual (Spanish) Outing, Coyote Lake Harvey Bear, 10am-12pm
Take an easy 2.0-mile walk on a flat, paved trail with a bilingual guide. Explore scenic views of hills with large open fields covered with annual grasses, valley oaks, and wildlife viewing. Meet at the parking lot trailhead with sturdy hiking shoes, sun protection, water, snacks, and a camera. Se habla espanol. (408) 355-2294

Vasona Vibrations, Vasona, 5pm-7pm
Join us for the 11th anniversary of this family-favorite outdoor music series on the lawn. Concerts feature local artists performing a variety of acoustic music including jazz, blues, bluegrass and more. Go towww.southbayfolks.org/vasona for performance schedules. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair. Food available for purchase. Donations welcome to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. (408) 356-2729

Star Party, Grant, 8:30pm-11pm
Join the Halls Valley Astronomical Group for a night of star-gazing fun. Knowledgeable volunteers will provide you with a chance to look through a variety of telescopes and answer questions about the night sky. Meet at Halley Hill (across from campsite #22). Park entrance gates close at 10pm. (408) 274-6121

In The Park After Dark Movie Night, Hellyer, 8:30pm-11:00pm
Meet at the playground to enjoy a free movie night under the stars with family and friends. Bring low chairs or blankets and a flashlight. Donations for Second Harvest Food Bank gladly accepted. Food available for purchase.(408) 225-0225

Sunday June 2

Story Time with a Ranger, Anderson Lake/Coyote Creek Parkway, 10am-12pm
Explore tales and adventures of the natural world through short stories and participate in fun activities with a Ranger. Meet at the visitor center at the end of Malaguerra Ave. All ages welcome. (408) 918-7983.

What”s going on next week?

Tuesday June 4

Native Plant Discovery Stroll, Anderson Lake/Coyote Creek Parkway, 9am-11am
Join a docent for a leisurely 1.7-mile stroll to discover the rich variety of native trees, shrubs, and plants growing along Coyote Creek. Discover how plants were used by the area”s Ohlone, and how agriculture was introduced by early settlers. Meet at the visitor center at the end of Malaguerra Ave. Dress in layers with hiking shoes, sun protection, and water. (408) 918-7983

Thursday June 6

Intro to Shotgun Sports, Field Sports Park, 5pm-8pm
Learn about firearm safety, etiquette, handling and cleaning. Visit the range to learn about shotgun operation and target shooting. Meet at the Trap and Skeet Clubhouse. Must bring your own shotgun. Ammunition and targets provided. $35 materials fee. Adults only; registration required(408) 463-0769

For more upcoming activities, go to our website.

Santa Clara County Parks & Recreation
298 Garden Hill Drive
Santa Clara, CA
95032

 

Creek Watch App on iPhone Helps Out

trash creekHundreds of creeks are in trouble, and who knows better than us, the people that love being near the water and the people that walk along our creeks. South Bay Coyote Creek, Saratoga Creek, and the Guadalupe River are in the top ten of trash-impaired waterways in the South Bay. In Santa Clara county alone, there are 800 miles of creeks, many are part of recreation areas. When trash collects in the creeks if affects all of us, our water quality, fish and aquatic life and the ocean.

Monitoring is a key in clean up and prioritizing which hot spot gets help first. Now we can help, an innovative IBM researcher, Christine Robson has made an app for the iPhone. You send water level, flow rate and picture using the CREEK WATCH app and it helps the scientists monitor our waterways. The iPhone app is in beta test now and being reviewed by Apple to go live soon. Take a look at this link from from abc7news.com:   “Scientists use iPhone app to collect creek data”