A Celebration of the Carmel River at Various Locations
- When: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Where: Carmel River Lagoon, Carmel
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Community
With all the news about water supply and the Carmel River, it’s easy to lose sight of the riparian environment itself—the river that pulses like blood from its Santa Lucia headwaters to the mouth of Carmel Valley, giving life to the entire Monterey Peninsula. Today’s celebration (intentionally near International Rivers Day, World Water Day and the Spring Equinox) honors and recognizes the river’s value from the time of its earliest Ohlone inhabitants to present. Participate in an opening ritual at the Birthing Rock, hike along the river, share poetry and reflect, closing with ceremony at the Carmel Lagoon. The event, sponsored by the Carmel River Watershed Conservancy, is a collaboration Passion for Place author Paola Berhoin and Green Heart Works founder Marie Butcher. [KA]
9:30am Los Padres Dam, 1:30pm Carmel River at the east end of the River Trail/East Garzas Road, 3:30pm Carmel River Lagoon. Full day $15/adults and youth, Free/children under 12, Free/Carmel River Beach portion only. Visit Facebook page for info on carpools to Los Padres Dam. Come ready to hike with your own lunch and water, journal and good intentions. 915-2706 or 624-9467.