Apr 21, 2012-
Apr 21, 2012
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Eco-Ring Earth Day Event
Earth Day Celebration in Jenner by the Sea, with Electric Car Show, Kayaking & More!
Jenner & Occidental
Event Description

On April 21st Celebrate Earth Day the Active, Russian, Environmental Way at Beautiful Jenner by the Sea – hosted by EcoRing and The Jenner Inn

Media Contact: Catherine Barry
Event Contact: Toni Tacoma

Place/Time:  Jenner, CA, April 21, 2012 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day in beautiful, lush Jenner by the Sea with an event of unequaled adventure, activity and sus-

tainable celebratory outdoor fun! Bike in to Jenner from Occidental; enjoy guided hikes through the Jenner

Headlands and Sonoma Coast, or kayak - in a race or at your leisure. Learn about how the electric car will trans-

form the way the Bay Area and the country get around in the upcoming decade at the Electric Car Show. And,

even take a ride – on this, the weekend of the Russian River Bicentennial – on an authentic Russian Longboat.

The day also includes a barbecue, live music, a documentary screening, and even a chair massage to relax and

enjoy after and throughout your active day.

EcoRing Earth Day Celebration Activities

• Biking - A 28-mile bike ride from Jenner to Occidental via Willow Creek

• Kayaking - Kayak rentals, and guided river history and harbor seal tours.

• Hiking - Sonoma Land Paths guided hike of Jenner Headlands and Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods

guided wildflower hike of Pomo Trail online sign up required

• Native American Blessing - Elder Blessing of the Russian River Ceremony

• Electric Car Show – Talk to members of the North Bay Electric Auto Association who have converted vehicles

to electric, and see the new Tesla and other electric modes of transportation.

• Russian Longboat Rides (more on longboats) and presentation on Russian Fort Ross bicentennial celebration

(1812-2012) by John Middleton, former president of the Fort Ross Interpretative Association

• Music - melodious vocal stylings of Thomas Yeates and Friends, and French rhythms of Un Deux Trois

• Barbecue at the Jenner Inn – providing organic food and wine from local Russian River vendors and the

Jenner Inn. Beer and wine served in Jenner Inn Restaurant and Bar. Chair Massages.

• Film Screening - Screening of Shark Water at the Jenner Community Center

The Jenner Inn is located at 10400 Coast Route 1, Jenner, CA 1-800-732-2377 Map

About Eco-Ring
EcoRing’s mission is to forge a cooperative alliance among community organizations and green businesses to promote eco-
tourism as highlighted by our adventures and presentations, as well as partnerships in the Bay Area’s North Counties. Working
with green businesses we promote tourism that protects the environment, improves the economy, and educates both local citi-
zens and tourists about how a healthy environment supports a healthy economy. Our EcoOdyssey tours provide an adventure
of a lifetime, while supporting the local businesses and organic agriculture of Northern California. Eco-Ring/EcoTours goals are
to promote economic growth by developing eco-tourism related programs and marketing activities that attract visitors in off-sea-
son and mid-week periods. We aim to facilitate a more sustainable community through the creation and maintenance of the
green business program.

Jenner, CA, April 21, 2012 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Earth Day Detailed Timeline – Sign up at

9 a.m. Native American Elder - For Blessing of the River Ceremony

9 a.m. Check-in for Mini Rush Kayaks/Canoes Race, with safety talk and race rules review.

Mini Rush Kayak/Canoe Race: $20 registration fee

Watertrek Kayak Rentals available 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kayak Rentals: $15 for race use only

$25 rental includes race use and River Mouth Tour; $20 River Mouth 1-hour tour only

9 a.m. Check-in for Bike Ride. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - 28 miles from Jenner to Occidental via Willow Creek Rd.

Beginner/Intermediate (includes hills.) $20 day of ride. $15 advance online booking. Includes lunch.

9 a.m - 12 p.m. Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods guided wildflower hike of Pomo Trail online registration required

11 a.m. Sonoma Land Trust Hike up Balboa to Jenner Headlands (2-3 hours)

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Mini Rush Kayak/Canoe Race

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Russian Long Boat Rides (Russian Navy longboats were sent to California in 1996 as part of the 300th

anniversary of the Russian Navy. In addition to being part of the Russian Navy, and the Official Historic Ship’s Boats of

the City of Monterey, the longboats were used in major Hollywood films such as Amistad and Master and Commander)

11 a.m. Race Medals and Awards Ceremony

11:30 a.m. Guided River History and Harbor Seal Tour by Kayak

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Barbecue, with beer & wine served at the Jenner Inn Restaurant & Bar.

12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Music: 12 p.m. -1 p.m. - Thomas Yeates and Friends; 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Un Deux Trois

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Electric Car Show

12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Guided Kayak Rides

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Chair massages in the parlor

3 p.m. Russian History talk by John Middleton, Russian Academy of Sciences, and former President of the Fort Ross

Interpretive Association on the bicentennial celebration 1812-2012.

3.30 - 5.30 p.m. Screening of documentary Shark Water at the Jenner Community Center

This will be a 100% sustainable event and the sponsors appreciate attendees keeping the single-serve plastics to a minimum or
taking them when leaving the event.

Promotional Partners & Sponsors
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
Getaway Adventures
Santa Rosa Cycle Club
CA Floaters Society
Bay Area Sea & Kayak (BASK)
Gold Coast Kayakers
Jenner Community Club
Petaluma Paddlers
Sonoma County Bike Adventures
Village Inn and Restaurant

Fee: $15.00

Contact Information
Name: Catherine Barry or Toni Tacoma     Email: or




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