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

  • Our Wildlife Earth Day Festival will take place on April 17, 2016. Festivities will be from 11:30 to 4:00 A celebration of nature with music, nature crafts and games, a scavenger hunt, native peoples storytelling, plein air painters, Steve's Bees display, a solar oven demonstration and 17 acres of nature to explore. Also, come and test drive an electric BMWi3! It promises to be a great day for the whole family!
  • For more information: 2016 Festival Flyer
    2015 Festival Photos: See photos »
  • For more photos and info, just visit us on our Facebook group.
  • The 6th Annual Orinda Olive Festival was Sunday, October 4, 2015 This yearly 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. One may 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; one may take a docent tour of the ranch; enjoy arts, crafts, games, food & live music. Follow this link for more information. 2015 Festival Flyer
    If you want to participate in the 2016 Event as an Olive Festival Vendor or Cooking Demo Participant, or have other questions, please use our "Contact tab" above. »
  • Look at photos of the construction of a Tule Reed Boat in the way of the native peoples. Tule Reed Boat
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