Mother's Day Picnic
Sunday, May 14, 2017
A Benefit for Audubon Canyon Ranch and Marin Audubon Society
We invite you, once again, to join a family-friendly tradition that has been celebrated for more than 50 years by nature lovers in Marin.
Our annual Marin Audubon Society/Audubon Canyon Ranch fundraiser takes place in the orchard at Volunteer Canyon at Audubon Canyon Ranch — a secluded part of the wildlife sanctuary that is rarely open to the public. This year the adjacent Martin Griffin Preserve will be open, and volunteer ranch guide naturalists will be on hand for hikes in one of the region’s most spectacular nature preserves.
This fundraiser supports the education and conservation programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch as well as Marin Audubon Society, and is an opportunity to express your support for two Marin environmental organizations with one ticket.
Bring family, friends, and especially children to enjoy the orchard at Volunteer Canyon, as well as a guided walk or a stroll on your own on trails open especially for this event.
Our lunch includes Rosemary Grilled Chicken or Vegetarian Quiche, accompanied by salad, beans, wholesom breads, and desserts, (wine & beer available at a no host bar). For more information on The Heronry of Marin Griffin Preserve: http://www.egret.org/preserves_bolinas
We encourage you to “be green” and bring your own non-throw-away utensils/dishes/cups and napkins.
Please, NO PETS. Gates open at 11:00 am. Lunch is served from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. And we start packing up around 3:00 pm. If arriving late, be prepared to picnic on the grass. This event is held RAIN or SHINE. Indoor seating will be available in the event of rain.
Reservations are required.
Parking is limited, please carpool if possible. Wheelchair access and disabled parking are available.
$10 Children (under 12)
Click here to buy tickets online »
To order by mail: Download our Picnic flyer and mail us your Reservation Form and check.
Mail reservations must be received by May 4 . (Online tickets are available until May 13, or until we sell out!)
No tickets will be mailed - your online payment or your check by mail will guarantee your place. That portion of each ticket over the amount of $10 is tax deductible.
For more info, call 415-453-2216 or 559-760-1551.
Directions To Volunteer Canyon, Audubon Canyon Ranch, on Bolinas Lagoon
The entrance to ACR’s Volunteer Canyon is 2.66 miles north of Stinson Beach (1/3 mile south of ACR’s main entrance to the Martin Griffin Preserve on Highway 1.
Driving from Central Marin:
Option One: Highway 101 north from San Francisco, or south from San Rafael to the Highway One/Stinson Beach exit. Follow approximately 12 miles to Stinson Beach. Continue 3 miles north to Volunteer Canyon gate on right hand side of the highway.
Option Two: Take Highway 101 north from San Francisco, or south from San Rafael to the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Exit. Follow Sir Francis Drake Blvd. northwest for about 21 miles to Olema. Turn south (left) on Highway 1 and follow for about 10 miles to Bolinas Lagoon. Volunteer Canyon will be on the left 1/3 mile after the entrance to ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve.
Audubon Canyon Ranch is accessible by public transportation via the West Marin Stagecoach, though on a limited basis. (The coach stops at Martin Griffin Preserve, 1/3 mile away.) Please check their website before embarking on your trip.
Photos by Jude Stalker and Bob Hines