EARLY BIRD WALK
7:45 am - 10:00 am
Take a stroll around Lake Ballard and beyond with local birding experts (or by yourself) to identify birds in the area by sight and sound before the preserve opens to the public. Bring binoculars or spotting scope for best viewing.
BOATING SAFETY COURSE
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mike Reiss will host this DWR course at the HCWP Headquarters. Register today to learn about the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating and earn the certification to operate a vessel.
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Help us maintain the preserve's trails and common areas. Your help goes a long way towards allowing others to enjoy the natural wonders here! Examples of possible projects include, but are not limited to: removing brush piles/debris from trails, widening trails, or trimming invasive vines from trees.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
In addition to learning basic techniques, we will review the well-documented medical evidence that meditation practice reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and actually slows the aging process. Attend one class or all, free, with donations to Hoffler Creek welcome.
The preserve will be closed December 24, 25, and 26. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, December 27.