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Field Trip: Lake Oroville Pontoon Boat Tour - Sold Out!

$60 Adult

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 7:45 am - 3:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

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Join us on a leisurely cruise on the world renowned Lake Oroville departing from the Lake Oroville Marina. Start your morning with hot coffee, spiced apple cider, tea, and assorted rolls. You'll be aboard a deluxe, double-decker, 44-ft patio pontoon boat with upholstered seating, hot water, sink, and restroom.

We'll be exploring the west branch, coves, and the main body of the lake in search of waterfowl and elusive raptors like Osprey, Bald and Golden Eagles, and Peregrine Falcons. We'll be stopping to have a buffet lunch of sandwiches and drinks as we float on the quiet waters.

Lake Oroville's water level is in constant flux and may be down 200 vertical feet from its nearly 700 foot depth in the winter months. Please contact trip leader, Dave Garcia, for information on clothing to wear on this winter boat trip at (530) 218-5133 or daggerdave51@gmail.com.

Field Trip Leaders

Dave Garcia

Dave Garcia is a retired 28 year veteran of California State Parks. He worked on Lake Oroville as a boating safety officer for 20 years and led kayaking, biking, and hiking tours at the 6 state parks he worked at.

Dave is an environmental advocate who has worked on local issues with Frack Free Butte County, Chico 350 Crude Oil Bomb Train Committee, and Save Oroville Trees.

Dave was also a National Sierra Club Outings Leader for 10 years, leading week long service trips to the Channel Islands; Pt Reyes National Seashore; Cayo Costa Barrier Island, Florida; rafting down Utah's Green River; Big Sur; Hells Canyon; Devils Postpile; and Lassen Volcanic National Park. Join Dave and learn about some of the wild and wacky nature experiences he's had.

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Craig Roth

As a lifelong outdoor enthusiast and a career working for Sonoma County Parks, City Parks, and Youth Conservation crews, Craig Roth is committed to help conserve the land and waters of Northern California. He is a member of Redwood Regional Ornithological Society and Audubon. He participates in monthly bird surveys for many organizations including Petaluma Wetlands Alliance, Sonoma County Parks, Sonoma Land Trust, and Christmas Bird Counts. Additionally he is a valued volunteer on many Sonoma Land Trust conservation projects. Craig continues to explore, share and marvel at the wonders of the avian world and other natural encounters.

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