Cancelled: Skill Building: Trail Ethics & Safety

November 10, 2018 from 1:00 3:30 PM

Helen Putnam Regional Park

411 Chileno Valley Road

Petaluma, CA 94952
38.21271861, -122.6644228

Junior Ranger Program

Check out this wonderful interactive program where youth ages 7-13 can grow their outdoor skills, learn about nature, and stewardship of our planet. Earn a badge after completion of the program series. Bring a snack, sunscreen, weather appropriate clothing, and wear comfortable footwear. Scout troops welcome!

For participants to earn their official Sonoma County Regional Parks Junior Ranger badge and certification, youth must complete the Junior Ranger Passport by earning two patches and attending two service day events. The outdoor skills or natural exploration patches are earned by attending two programs that fall under those classifications.

Outdoor Skills: Gadgets, Gizmos & Tricks

Saturday, March 30 • 3:30-5PM 
Shiloh Ranch Regional Park 
Ranger Bill    
Have you ever seen a campfire turn different colors? Ranger Bill has some tricks up his sleeves and is ready to show you how they’re done. Join him for this fun exploration of camping tricks and some gourmet s’mores too! For more information, contact Ranger Bill by email at or by phone at (707) 433-1625.
Fee: $5; parking $7 or  free for Regional Parks members


Outdoor Skills: Hiking Survival Skills 101

Sunday, April 28 • 2-4PM 
Steelhead Beach Regional Park 
Ranger Ryan    
Calling all young outdoor enthusiasts who are just getting starting on epic hiking adventures! Learn how to be a super smart hiker by learning optimal trail safety tips, and how to respond to accidents and emergency situations. To be a Junior Ranger, you need to be ready to survive under any condition! For more information, contact Ranger Ryan by email at or by phone at (707) 433-1625.
Fee: $5; parking $7 or  free for Regional Parks members


Natural Exploration: Parks by Water

Saturday, May 11 • 2-4PM 
Riverfront Regional Park 
Ranger Darren & Regional Parks Staff  
Have you ever explored our parks by water? Come experience one of our beautiful wild parks by boat. Learn the ins and outs of kayaking safely, accompanied by a ranger, naturalist and lifeguard. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet, a change of clothes for afterward, a snack, water, and sunscreen. Kayaks and lifejackets provided.
For more information, contact Ranger Darren by email at or by phone at  (707) 433-1625
Fee: $5; parking $7 or  free for Regional Parks members


Visit Helen Putnam Regional Park

Helen Putnam Regional Park southern views from ridgeline

A compact wilderness park just southwest of Petaluma. Its 6 miles of trails cross grassy hillsides and wind through heritage oaks. Magnificent views.