Friday Walks with CNPS: Quarry Trail, Auburn, Auburn SRA

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Apr 05 2024


9:30 am - 12:15 pm


free plus $10-12 parking


Auburn State Rec Area
Event Description

The Sacramento Valley Chapter holds Friday Walks to collect seeds and data, identify plants and their preferred habitats, take photographs, and have fun! John Schmidt leads each walk and provides information about the plants we find. Seeds are collected during our walks only when needed by the chapter’s Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery, which propagates and grows plants to be sold at upcoming plant sales.

Where and When

We meet at 8:15 a.m. during the summer and walk for approximately 3 hours. Our destination changes each week, depending on Elderberry Farms’ needs and the group’s interests, but all walks take place within a short drive of the Sacramento area. Upcoming walks are listed on this page by the Tuesday before a walk. Occasionally, a walk will be scheduled 2 weeks ahead of time.

New Once a Month Friday Walks on a Saturday
  • Participants will need to complete a Liability Waiver for their Friday Walks for 2024.
  • There will be a limit of 20 people on each walk.
  • They will need to sign up for each walk.
  • The initial first few walks will be at locations along the American River Parkway.
  • Once more Native Plants start blooming, Friday Walks on Saturday will be announced about 12 days in advance.

These Saturday “Friday Walks” will not be held on the April 6th Plant Sales nor the April 27th Gardens Gone Native Tour. For series info, visit

What to Bring

When joining a walk, be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water, snacks, a hat, and layered protection. A walking stick might also be helpful.

If you are unvaccinated, we ask that you also wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance.

Walks are held unless there is heavy rain. Cancellation notices are posted by 7 p.m. on Thursday evening.

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