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Lunch & Learn: Natural Wonders of Arroyo Hondo Preserve
February 16, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Bring your lunch and get to know your local Land Trust! We will be featuring a variety of speakers and topics on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12:30-1:30 pm. Free and open to the public, 1528 Chapala Street Rm 201. Contact the office to reserve your seat as space is limited: (805) 966-4520 or [email protected]
Natural Wonders of Arroyo Hondo Preserve, Sally Isascson (February 16)
Since 2001, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County has kept Arroyo Hondo Preserve open to the public for hiking, viewing wildlife, and exploring nature. If you have yet to visit, this one is a MUST!
On Feb 16 Sally Isaacson will give a virtual tour of this local gem, a 782-acre canyon nestled on the Gaviota coast. You will be taken along the cool stream-side paths winding through bay and sycamore trees, on trails bordered with ancient oak trees, and up to the tall yucca blooms and aromatic sages on the high ridges of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Sally will present the watershed as home to thousands of plant and animal species, including several that are considered threatened or endangered.
About Sally Isaacson
Sally is the Volunteer Coordinator for Arroyo Hondo Preserve where she works closely with the docents who lead programs for school children and adults. She also coordinates volunteers for habitat restoration and trail keeping work days and for special events. Sally was formerly Director of Education for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden where she worked for twenty years in a variety of positions. She has taught at Allan Hancock College and at a variety of levels in the public schools. She has an M.A. in Botany and several teaching credentials. Sally enjoys writing and nature photography and she contributes regular “Backroad Discoveries” articles with photographs for the Santa Ynez Valley Guest Magazine. She also teaches occasional classes for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Sally and her daughter run a herd of beef cattle on the family ranch (which is protected by a conservation easement) near Lompoc.