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Welcome to the Friends of Wagner Ranch Nature Area web site.

  • The 6th Annual Orinda Olive Festival is Sunday, October 4, 2015, from 11:30-4:30pm @ 350 Camino Pablo, Orinda, CA This free, family-friendly event celebrates Olives & the Historic Wagner Ranch, including it's 130-year old Mission Olive Grove. Optional donations support Outdoor, Hands-On Environmental Science & Social Studies programs for K-5 students. Come sample olives, olive oils & vinegars from multiple vendors; learn the chemistry of olive oils; see chef demos of olive-inspired recipes; make olive branch crowns and wreaths; find wonderful products and services @ the raffle table; take a docent tour of the ranch; enjoy arts, crafts, games, food & live music. Follow this link for more information. Festival Flyer
    If you want to participate as an Olive Festival Vendor or Cooking Demo Participant, or have other questions, please use our "Contact tab" above. »
  • Our Wildlife Earth Day Festival took place on April 19, 2015 A celebration of nature with music, crafts, games, wild creatures, a solar oven demonstration and 17 acres of nature to explore. It was a great day for the whole family! Festival Photos See photos »
  • See the winners of the festival's photo contest! Just visit us on our Facebook group.
  • Look at photos of the construction of a Tule Reed Boat in the way of the native peoples. Tule Reed Boat
  • Don't forget to sign-up. You'll not only receive valuable information about the Wagner Ranch Nature Area, but you'll also be helping FWRNA enhance the Nature Area for the benefit of the Orinda Community.