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Crystal Tobias, FOLFAN co-founder, will lead these hikes, pointing out the various fungi and ferns along the way, as well as discussing the differences between fungi, moss, lichen and other parasitic plants. We may get lucky enough to see some California pipevine flowers, as well as an otter, grebes, or an eagle, creatures she has recently spotted in the two areas of the hikes. Join us for one hike or both! The Feb 16 hike (Part 1) will be approximately 3-miles, beginning in the Dos Coyotes area of Folsom and heading to Willow Creek, to Parkshore, and back to Dos Coyotes. A no-host lunch at Dos Coyotes is optional following the hike. The March 16 hike (Part 2) will be approximately 1-mile along Lake Natoma, and will begin and end near Karen's Bakery in the Folsom historic district. A no-host lunch at Karen's Bakery is optional following the hike.
Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
Those of you who are familiar with Lake Natoma are aware of the closure of the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail between Negro Bar and Rollingwood Bluffs - due to landslides and unsafe consitions. It has been closed for a couple of years now, with the major issue being how to stabilize the bluffs. However, State Parks is making progress on the planning phase and there is a possibility of the trail reopening in late 2019. When the trail does re-open, FOLFAN plans to host an event to celebrate the re-opening of the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail.
Reclamation completing Folsom Dam safety work with trail detours as a result
The Bureau of Reclamation is completing construction improvements as part of its Safety of Dams program at Folsom Reservoir’s Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam and Dikes 1, 4, 5 and 6 in the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. The construction work will result in the temporary closure of the trail across the top of Dikes 4, 5 and 6 between Beal’s Point and Granite Bay through July 2019. Signs and maps will be posted at each end of the closure identifying the detour route. For more information about the improvements, visit: https://usbr.gov/mp/sod/projects/folsom/
Have you seen our new brochures? We've been working on an a new set throughout 2018 and they are finally here! They include:
Let us know if you would like some printed copies of any (or all) of our brochures to distribute to your family, friends, neighbors or work colleagues. We are especially interested in getting our Adopt-the-Parkway brochure in the hands of prospective Financial Sponsors!
Thanks to the Bodacious Biking Babes and River Ridge Realty for donations to help pay for brochure development and printing. Also thanks to Mary Casey for her excellent design services, and to our many FOLFAN members who allowed us to use their beautiful photos!
By now, most FOLFAN members and fans are aware that we have a nesting pair of Bald Eagles in our park. They are magnificent, as are their eaglets! If you would like to learn more about Bald Eagles (our National Symbol), please refer to our 2-page information sheet. View here