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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
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    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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