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November 04, 2017 November 04, 2017

POSTPONED — Celebration and Volunteer Workday at Pajaro Ranch

Come visit this working cattle ranch to meet some of the people and organizations who have made the Pajaro Ranch an example of community coming together to balance the needs of people, agriculture, and nature.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED -- Due to rain in the forecast, this event has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled for later this year, or early 2018.  We'll keep you posted on new dates and other opportunities like this one!

Ranchers, farmers, other landowners, and community members of all ages are invited to come out to the Pajaro Ranch  (formerly known as Gonzales Farm) to celebrate a conservation and community success story on working agricultural lands.

Guests are welcome to bring a blanket and picnic lunch and get your hands dirty by planting trees and helping with other stewardship activities, or just come see the site, view the new interpretative sign, and eat cake!  Cake will be served at 11:30 am. Map and directions will be e-mailed prior to the event.  Please note the terrain is rugged, so wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes; all tools will be provided.

Since 2014 local schoolchildren, including students from San Benito High School, local 4-H clubs, and Tres Pinos, Cerra Vista, and R.O. Hardin Elementary schools, have planted more than 1,000 native trees and shrubs along the Pajaro River at the San Benito/Santa Clara County line. The multi-benefit restoration project addresses downstream flooding concerns, while also improving agriculture infrastructure and wildlife habitat.  It is the result of partnerships between The Nature Conservancy, cattle ranchers, STRAW (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed), the San Benito Working Landscapes Group and local schools and community groups.

RSVP at http://www.bit.ly/PajaroRanch.  For questions or more information, please contact Karminder Brown:  at [email protected]  or (831) 524-3816.

We hope to see you there! 

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