Happy spring from Reno-Tahoe!
The Galena Creek Visitor’s Center is one of my favorite places in town. They offer so much from kids camps, hiking tours to lectures. If you want to take advantage of the hiking trails in Suburban SW Reno, the Center is the place to be. The staff welcomes visitors and enjoys educating folks on the trail system. Please take the time to visit and even sign up for the newsletter. I always find something of interest. I can’t wait for the lectures to start again.
The Galena Creek Visitor Center has been closed due to guidelines pertaining to COVID-19, but are planning to reopen the center and begin in-person programs in May 2021. The Galena Creek Regional Park and trails remain open daily from 8 am to 7 pm.
When programs resume, you’ll be able to attend a guided nature hike on the first and third Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm. They are a great way to stay active while learning about the local area. Each Saturday a specialist in their field will lead the hike along one of the Galena Park Trails while teaching one of many topics including local history, ecology, geology, weather, wildlife, birding, and more. Be sure to bring water, sunscreen, hiking books, and a brain eager to learn. Find out what topics are coming up in the weeks ahead by visiting their website or signing up for their monthly newsletter.
They also offer monthly seminars and educational enrichment programs. Coming up on May 15, One Truckee River will present “Promoting Pollinators in Your River-Friendly Landscape” on Zoom. You will learn about the importance of pollinators, theories on why they’re in decline, and how you can promote pollinators in your River-Friendly Landscape. Click here to register.
The center isn’t just for adults – they host fun and enriching year-round programs for kids. Coming up this year is their summer camp, a day camp full of engaging, creative, educational, and hands-on nature activities. Kids can discover the natural wonders of our local forests, creeks, lakes and ponds while promoting healthy cognitive, physical, emotional, and social development by creating positive memories while caring for the planet.
Bring out the explorer in yourself, the children around you, and your family and friends! We live in one of the most beautiful and accessible outdoor recreation meccas in the country.
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