Sailor Bar, ARP

            Waiver and Sign-Up Required

After an 18-month hiatus from Friday Walks, we are happy to be able to offer them again. To gather safely, however, we need to follow some new rules.

  1. You must sign an Electronic Liability Waiver in advance of joining SacValley Chapter Friday Walks. Signing an Electronic Liability Waiver is a permanent change required statewide by the California Native Plant Society. Please note that signing the waiver for SacValley Chapter Friday Walks applies only to our chapter’s Friday Walks and does not cover SacValley Chapter Field Trips or any events or field trips offered by other CNPS chapters. Once you have signed the SacValley Chapter Friday Walks waiver, it is valid through the end of the current calendar year.
  2. For now, a limited number of participants can join each Friday Walk. The limit is currently 15 participants and one leader. During this initial restart, only four new participants can sign up for each walk. If you have signed up for a Friday Walk at any point after January 1, 2013, you are not considered a new participant.


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Penstemon heterophyllus

Friday, May 6, 9:15am-11:45am, Sailor Bar, ARP


Sailor Bar holds a mix of oak woodlands, riparian habitat and is bathed in sunshine. The plants have taken advantage of the recent rains and the vibrant display of springtime flowers remind us of the “April showers bring May flowers” rhyme.  We’ll meet at the parking lot near Turtle Pond.  We’ll start walking along the west side of the pond and then climb 2 blue oak covered hillsides before making a clockwise loop along dirt roads to the river and then along a path above the riverbank before looping back to the parking area.

Numerous flowers are currently in bloom.  One highlight is Yellow Mariposa lily in bloom. Other bulbs in bloom will be 2 or more Brodiaea species, Pretty face and Snake lily. Wally baskets and Blue Dips are past prime. Most of the bulb species will be on the on hill area above the pond. As we travel the lower section among the plants in bloom will be White-whorled lupine, Chamise, White hyacinth, Fiddleneck, Madia gracilis & elegans, Elegant Clarkia, Spider and Sky lupine, California and Tufted poppy, Elderberry, Foothill Penstemon, Woolly sunflower, Deer weed, and Yerba Santa. Oregon ash is already in seed. One surprise sighting was a river otter feasting on a fish in the pond.      Email John Schmidt for more information or call 916-500-8456.

To sign up for the May 6 Sailor Bar Walk and receive the link for the Electronic Liability Waiver if needed, email John Schmidt or call 916-500-8456 for more information.

Bring water, snack, hat, sun protection and layered clothing.

Parking is $6 or use an Annual Parks Passport.  Look for the new $30 Senior Annual Pass if you are 62 or over.

Meet at the Sailor Bar pond parking area, the teardrop on the linked map.
Directions to Sailor Bar from downtown:
– Travel east on Highway 50 to Exit #21
– North on Hazel Avenue
– After crossing the bridge, turn left on Winding Way (second light after the bridge).
– Turn left at Illinois Ave and drive into the parkway.
– Even if the Entrance Kiosk is unmanned, be sure to self-register your vehicle or use your Parks Annual Pass.
– Turn right into the parking are at the bottom of the hill about 150 yards past the kiosk.

There are no rest facilities at the meeting area. There are rest facilities further past the pond area near the boat launch which we will pass about two thirds of the way through the walk.

Please try to be on time. We’ll start walking by 9:30am.

The $60 Parks Passport supports your County Parks system.  More information is on-line.  There is also a new $30 Senior Citizen Vehicle Pass for those 62 and older.  The Senior Citizen Pass must be purchased in person and only at select locations.

If you are vaccinated you do not need to wear a mask. If you are not vaccinated, masks are required. Also if you are more comfortable wearing a mask, please do.

Please try to be on time. We’ll try to start walking at 9:30am.




May 06 2022


9:15 am - 11:45 pm


Friday Walks


John Schmidt
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