16 Pre-registration at ashland.or.us/register required for all programs unless otherwise indicated adult programs (18 and up) commis s i o n E s t 1 9 0 8 6 APRC WinterSpring 2019 PlayGuide | 541.488.5340 | The Grove at 1195 E Main St, Ashland Medicinal & Edible Plant Walk Explore traditional ethnobotanical lore, as well as current trends and research regarding edible and medicinal plants. Learn how to identify and sustainably harvest useful plants. Different plants will be discussed on each walk. WHO: Beginner and intermediate plant enthusiasts interested in identifying medicinal and edible plants WHAT: A discussion and casual nature walk with hands-on plant identification INSTRUCTOR: Erin McKinsey is an herbalist, scientist and educator with a passion for medicinal plants AGES 12 & up DAY Sunday DATE May 5 TIME 2-4pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $12 2 Fire Ecology in the Ashland Watershed Hikers will gain a knowledge of fire ecology and forest restoration approaches in fire-prone forests. The hike will access a range of habitats via the hiking trails in Ashland’s watershed, including the new fire ecology interpretive trail on the Lower Red Queen Trail. Participants should wear appropriate clothing for variable weather conditions and sturdyhikingshoes,andshouldbringawaterbottleandsnack. WHO: Adults and children 7 years and up, who are able to hike 2-3 miles at a moderate pace WHAT: Learn how restoration and fuels reduction can improve forest habitats, reduce fire danger and address the impacts of climate change in the Ashland watershed INSTRUCTOR: Ashland Forest Resiliency is a stewardship collaboration between the U.S. Forest Service, the City of Ashland, The Nature Conservancy and Lomakatsi Restoration Project AGES 7 & up DAY Saturday DATE May 11 TIME 9am-Noon PLACE Lower Red Queen Trailhead 330 Ashland Loop Road COST FREE Working Together to Revive Bear Creek Learn about the efforts of non-profit organizations, as well as local, state and federal agencies, working together to improve the habitats of Bear Creek and its tributary streams. Learn about the plants and animals associated with streams and how improvement projects benefit the stream and riparian ecosystem. Methods and techniques for stream restoration will be discussed, with local examples to compare. Opportunities for community involvement will be offered. WHO: Adults, particularly landowners, who are interested in creek restoration and local projects WHAT: Explore the needs of a functioning watershed INSTRUCTOR: Lance Wyss was an Aquatic Biologist for 12 years and has been working as a Restoration Project Manager for the last 6 years AGES 18 & up DAY Saturday DATE Apr 27 TIME 11am-Noon PLACE North Mountain Park COST FREE Register Today!