What: A Celebration of the Carmel River
Presented by Marie Butcher of Green Heart Works & Paola Berthoin of Passion for Place
When: Saturday, March 23, 2013: 9:30am- 4:30 pm
Where: Three locations along the Carmel River: Los Padres Dam, Carmel River at the east end of the River Trail/East Garzas Road, Carmel River Lagoon. We will carpool to and from each starting point for the walks to the river.
Cost: Full Day: $15 (Adults & youth 12+) or $5/ per leg of the journey.
Children under 12, accompanied by an adult, are free.
Contact: Marie Butcher, 915-2706, or Paola Berthoin, 624-9467 for more information.
Join us in a journey celebrating the Carmel River and the watershed in honor of International Rivers Day (celebrated globally on March 14 since 1997), World Water Day(observed on March 22, since 1993), and the Spring Equinox, (which has been honored since before Roman times through various rites and celebrations in many cultures throughout the world).
Part One: 9:30am: We will commence our journey at Los Padres Dam, with a moderate hike to the Birthing Rock, a ceremonial site for the indigenous Esselen tribe. We will enjoy our ode to spring with a ritual, time for poetry, reflection and lunch next to the river.
Part Two: 1:30pm: We will continue to a mid-point along the river, the access point on E. Garzas Road, off of Boronda Rd. with gentle hiking/walking to the river, poetry readings, and reflections.
Part Three: 3:30pm: We will have a closing ceremony at 3:30 pm at the Carmel River lagoon, given by Cari Herthel of the Rumsien-Ohlone tribe.
You may join us for the full day or for any leg of the journey down the river.
Please plan on bringing your own lunch, water, snack, comfortable walking/hiking shoes, journal and your good intentions for the river.
Carpooling sites to go to Los Padres Dam:
Crossroads Parking Lot: 8:15 am.
Event is sponsored by the Carmel River Watershed Conservancy.