Field Trip to Oak Glen, Wildlands Conservancy

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Wildlands Conservancy's Oak Glen Preserve

Note to those who are joining us on Saturday, Wildlands is super busy still and they are recommending we carpool and leave early for our 1pm appt. We will still gather for those who want to at Wellness Park and leave at 9:30. Please let Tracy know who is carpooling so we can get a car count and Wildlands will reserve parking for us. If you are heading there on your own leave plenty of time to get there and park. Please email me by Friday morning at [email protected] with your carpool count. Thank you! Join us on Saturday, November 10 for a field trip to the Wildlands Conservancy Oak Glen Preserve and Botanic Garden in Yucaipa for our Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley members. In the San Bernadino mountains on over 2000 acres the Oak Glen ranch was saved from residential subdivision by the Wildlands Conservancy in 1996. It is a beautiful property nestled high up in the mountains with long vistas, meadows, meandering trails and the Southern California Montane Bontanic Garden. We will have a private ranger led tour at 1pm (update), although it is not bloom season the Conservancy is beautiful to visit any time of the year. This property has been an apple ranch for generations and the family still farms part of the property as an apple orchard. Time allowed we can press our own cider starting at 10am (update) at Los Rios Rancho. We can have lunch onsite at the Los Rios Rancho Farm Store and munch on bbq and bakery items. After lunch wander the farm store and don’t forget to bring home fresh apple cider, it is so delicious! Time spent at Oak Glen feels like you’ve really gotten away, its a beautiful way to spend a day. Time to be determined - For those who would like to carpool we will leave from the Wellness Park in Palm Springs at 9:30am. This event is open to members and their guests. We are requesting a $5 donation from members and the costs to guests is $15. A portion of your cost will be donated to the Wildlands Conservancy and the balance to our Mary Brent Wehrli Scholarship Fund. Click here for a map of the day. And here is a map of the property. Hope to see you there! Tracy The Conservancy is always looking for volunteers for weed management, reach out if you are interested to [email protected] Images ©TracyMerrigan2018 Wildlands Conservancy Oak Glen Preserve

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