“Walk on the Wildside!” Outdoor Festival
At Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, May 19th
What: Walk on the Wildside! Is a free outdoor festival, celebrating Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and its partners in local conservation efforts.
Where: Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Beach Lake Preserve (outside Freeport)
When: Saturday, May 19th, 2012; 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Plan Now to Take a “Walk on the Wildside!”
If you'd enjoy a fun, FREE family-oriented day in the country with lively enterta inment and up-close and personal views of many wildlife species, mark
your calendar and plan to attend Walk on the Wildside on Saturday,
May 19th, 2012. Join Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and its partners in celebrating International Migratory Bird Day, Endangered Species Day and local conservation successes. The free event is held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. near the town of Freeport, California, at the Beach Lake Picnic Area.
Highlights of the event include:
• Live wild animal presentations by Wild Things, Inc.
• Live falconry demonstration by Karl Kerster
• Live folk music by Horse Sense
• Children’s puppet show by Jason Adair
• Guided and self-guided tours of wetlands and heron rookeries
• 30+ Conservation exhibitors
• Special presentations
• Children’s activity center, games, and prizes hosted by local Girl Scouts
• Ollie Otter & Blue Goose Mascots
• Outdoor BBQ hosted by Elk Grove High School FFA and Rotary Club
• Event and Parking are FREE!
Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is located just ten miles from California’s state capitol in Sacramento. Explore wetlands and a riparian forest on your own or with a guided tour and discover the rich natural history right in Sacramento’s own backyard. This is a great opportunity for adults and children to experience a fun peaceful outdoor event with many activities and live ‘edu-tainment’. There are fun and educational activities, games and prizes for kids to learn about wildlife and refuges, run by the local Girl Scouts. There will also be live wildlife during special presentations by Wild Things and Karl Kerster’s falcons
Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
1624 Hood-Franklin Road
Directions to Event: This free, family-oriented event will be held at the Beach Lake Preserve on Freeport Boulevard: From Sacramento, travel Interstate-5 south and exit at Pocket/Meadowview Road and head east. At Freeport Blvd., turn south (turns into the 160 river road). Continue two miles on the river road through the town of Freeport and past the golf course. Turn left at the signs (just opposite Cliff’s Marina) and continue until you reach the Beach Lake Picnic Area.
Elk Grove, CA 95757