Kern River Valley Bioregions Festival

Come join us on Earth Day, April 21 to celebrate the uniqueness of the Kern River Valley!

Come join us on Saturday April 21st at Circle Park in Kernville and the Kern River Preserve in Weldon, CA

The Kern Valley Bioregions Festival celebrates the local unique biological diversity found in the valley. Please join us on Earth day, Saturday April 21st at Circle Park in Kernville and at the Kern River Preserve in Weldon, CA. Events include: a wildflower walk, a Keysville Historic mining walk, a walk around the Hot Springs Valley Wetland in Weldon, bird walks, and a bird banding demonstration. A raffle will be held to benefit the Audubon Kern River Preserve and the Kern River Valley Heritage Foundation -- prizes include beautiful prints from Roderick Maclver Arts, T-shirts, and other great stuff.

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Walks are free and spaces for events are limited. Additional events may be added.
Sign up at Circle Park, or to obtain more information for events please contact Wendy Rannals at

  • 7:00 and 9:00 Guided bird identification walk at the Canebrake Ecological Reserve
  • 7:00 and 9:00 Guided Bird walks at the Kern River Preserve, Weldon
  • 7:30-10:00 Bird Banding Demonstration at the Kern River Preserve
  • 7:30-10:00 Guided bird identification walk at Tillie Creek Campground
  • 9:00-10:00 Wildflower Hike Cannell Trail Wildflower Walk
  • 10:00-11:00 “Valuing Nature’s Benefits - An Ecosystem Services Approach to Managing America’s Forests”
  • 12:30-2:00 Keysville Historic mining walk and talk by Tim Kelly
  • 6:30 pm Owl Prowl in the Greenhorn Mountains

$1 per ticket. Sold at various locations throughout the festival. Drawing will be at 5:00 on Saturday. You do not need to be in attendance to receive prizes.

Information booths from USFS (defensible forest space), Kern River Environmental Magnet School, Kerncrest Audubon, California Native Plant Society, Southern Sierra Research Station, Keepers of the Kern, Randall Skate Park committee, music by Archie Logsdon and others. There will also be a kid’s activity table and face painting.

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