|Stewards is a nonprofit environmental organization that works
in cooperation with the California Department of Parks and Recreation in the Russian
River Sector to provide the public with opportunities for personal inspiration,
satisfaction, and nurturing of spirit and intellect through environmental stewardship
|Harbor Seal Viewing
the Harbor Seals at Sonoma Coast State Beach, Goat rock as they nurture their
young. The Seals come for the protection of the River's mouth and abundant food.
Programs for Schools
your class to a State Park and provide your students with an exceptional environment
and opportunity for learning.
the whales traveling along the coast during their yearly migration. Whale watching
season lasts January through April.
Armstrong Woods Hiking Guide
from nine hikes through Armstrong Redwoods. Exlpore miles of trails and over 1100
feet of climbing.
Armstrong Woods Treasure Hunt for Kids
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Armstrong Woods History
1860 R. B. Lunsford established a lumber camp on the north bank of the Russian
River which grew with success and was later known as "Stumptown"
Armstrong Redwoods Tour Guide
Knowledgeable volunteers are available to lead nature walks through the park for
small or large groups. Available walks include: forest ecology, wildflower and
historical hikes in Austin Creek State Recreation Area. Early reservations are
required as tour times are limited, especially for school groups.
Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center
The visitor center at Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve and Austin Creek State
Recreation Area was started by volunteers John and Pauline Gilbert, and funded
by Stewards in 1986. In the beginning this center was housed in a small room at
the Ranger's station. In 1990 volunteers saw their dream of a separate visitor
center become a reality. The center is open year-round, seven days a week.
Jenner Visitor's Center
The Sonoma Coast Visitor Center in Jenner, previously called the Jenner Boathouse,
was operated by the Jenner Community Club for many years. In 1996 the community
asked Stewards to take over the staffing of the JVC, which is situated on the
Russian River estuary in the heart of Jenner. It is operated by State Park volunteers
and open mostly on weekends.
During spring and summer on low tides, volunteer roving naturalists are available
at Shell Beach to provide park visitors with an educational experience exploring
the intertidal zone. Learn about the amazing plants and animals that inhabit this