Oakland (California) Nature Festival

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 18:05:11 PDT
Organizers of this festival in the East Bay area of the San Francisco, 
California, region (where PBS has many members) asked us to pass on the 
following announcement. There is an opportunity for the PBS to 
participate, as you will see, but a fee is charged for that.

*Rotary Nature Center & Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge*

Stephanie Benavidez, Supervising Naturalist

600 Bellevue Ave, Oakland CA 94610

Dear Pacific Bulb Society,

The Rotary Nature Center is very excited to announce our first annual 
*Oakland Nature Festival at the Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge on October 
2, 2016 from 10 am - 4 pm*! This festival is a celebration of the 
nation’s first wildlife refuge & the biodiversity in the heart of the 
Oakland, as well as a fundraiser for the Rotary Nature Center (RNC) & 
our event partner, The SF Bay Chapter of The Wildlife Society (TWS).

We’d love for you to be involved to both promote your organization and 
participate in this community-building event! We’ll have a 
job/opportunity table for any openings at your organization, so feel 
free to bring any job, volunteer, or internship postings. Lake Merritt 
is a very popular weekend destination, and we expect a few hundred 
people to attend. Come meet & enjoy dozens of environmental 
organizations, wildlife rescue groups, live animals, local merchants, 
and nature artists for an afternoon of fun & education for the whole 
city! We’ll also have guest speakers, nature walks, workshops, a job 
board, and a silent auction.

Since this is a fundraising event, we’re charging a sliding-scale rate 
of $60-$100 per table.

The RNC is the overseeing body of the Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge, and 
has provided conservation and natural history education for this Oakland 
landmark since 1945. This festival is a fundraiser for things such as 
binoculars for public use, museum display upgrades, and other 
educational equipment.

TWS was founded in 1937 as an international non-profit scientific and 
educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship 
through science and education. The SF Bay Chapter of TWS is working to 
raise funds to support their college mentorship program, ethnic and 
gender diversity initiative, and events and workshops for professional 
development. It will receive proceeds from the silent auction from this 
event for their help promoting, organizing, and providing volunteers & 
programs for the fair.

For more information, please call Constance Taylor at the Rotary Nature 
Center at *510-238-3739* or e-mail her at *_oaklandnature@gmail.com_*. 
To contact TWS, e-mail or call Ivan Parr at *_ivan.parr@aecom.com_* or 

If you’re interested in participating, please fill out the questions 
below and e-mail them back to Constance Taylor at 
*_oaklandnature@gmail.com_ by Aug 25. *

Thanks so much for considering, and we hope to see you at the nature 


Constance Taylor

Recreation Specialist I, Rotary Nature Center

*Please return interest form questionnaire to Constance Taylor by_August 
25_ at _oaklandnature@gmail.com_*

Name of Organization:

Organization website:

Contact Person:

Phone # for contact person:

E-mail for contact person:

Will you be selling goods? If so, what?

/No food please, unless you have a food handlers’ permit from the City 
of Oakland/

Are you willing to donate an item or service for a silent auction or 

How much are you able to pay for your table ($60-$100 sliding scale)?:

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