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Carpinteria Salt Marsh Herb Walk

October 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$35

Photo: Shovelnose Guitarfish, Corbina, and Round Stingray by John Brant (Carpinteria Salt Marsh, July 2021)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WALK IS NOW CLOSED.

Please use the REGISTER button at top or bottom of this page to sign up before clicking on the PayPal link at the bottom of this page to secure your space. The PayPal cost includes their fee. If you prefer, when you register you may request instructions for mailing a check for $35/person. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with directions, what to bring, etc.

If the event sells out, PayPal will not accept your payment. You will see a message that says this event “is not available at this time” and you will be returned to this page. If that happens, be sure to click on the REGISTER button below to sign up for the waiting list. If spaces become available they will be filled based on date and time of waiting list signup.
Cancellation policy: I will refund your payment if you notify me up to 72 hours (3 days) before the start of the event. After that I will make every effort to fill your space (and I’m usually successful) but cannot guarantee.

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On Sunday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. we will return to the beautiful Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, also known as El Estero, a rare salt wetland in Southern California. Nearly destroyed by development, the remaining estuary was restored in the late 1990s by a group of concerned citizens along with the City of Carpinteria, UCSB, and the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. Completed in 1997, the 8-acre portion of the marsh owned by the City of Carpinteria was renamed the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park.

The park includes walking trails and interpretive signage. It is home to hundreds of migrating birds and other wildlife, including exotic sharks, rays and native fish when conditions are right. Depending on the tide level we may be able to see marine wildlife like the Guitarnose Shovelfish and Round Stingrays shown above in John Brant’s photo from our walk there in 2021. We chose a date with favorable tides so we’re keeping our fingers crossed.

California Statice AKA Sea-Lavender (Limonium californium)

Whether or not we see any marine life, there is a great variety of edible and medicinal plants of the Coastal Strand and Coastal Sage Scrub plant communities for us to see and learn from. Interesting and useful native plants there include Blue Elderberry, California Blackberry, Grindelia, Lemonade Berry, Mugwort, Pickleweed, California Statice, Wild Rose, and Coastal Sagebrush.

This walk is presented under a license from the City of Carpinteria. Due to the sensitivity of the habitat, dogs are prohibited here. No smoking, please.

Copies of my book, Medicinal Herbs of California, will be on hand for sale and signing before and after the walk.

REGISTRATION:
Please use the REGISTER button at top or bottom of this page to sign up before clicking on the PayPal link at the bottom of this page to secure your space. The PayPal cost includes their fee. If you prefer, when you register you may request instructions for mailing a check for $35/person. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with directions, what to bring, etc.

If the event sells out, PayPal will not accept your payment. You will see a message that says this event “is not available at this time” and you will be returned to this page. If that happens, be sure to click on the REGISTER button below to sign up for the waiting list. If spaces become available they will be filled based on date and time of waiting list signup.
Cancellation policy: I will refund your payment if you notify me up to 72 hours (3 days) before the start of the event. After that I will make every effort to fill your space (and I’m usually successful) but cannot guarantee.

REGISTER

Details

Date:
October 22, 2023
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$35
Website:
https://HerbWalks.com

Organizer

Lanny Kaufer
Phone
8056466281
Email
register@herbwalks.com
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Venue

Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park
103 Ash Ave.
Carpinteria, 93013 United States
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