M A P A

“To inspire wonder, discovery, recreation and stewardship of our

natural and cultural treasures in Mendocino County’s State Parks”

 

9th Annual Mendocino Progressive Dinner
May
6
6:00 pm18:00

9th Annual Mendocino Progressive Dinner

The event will be fun and exciting with music from the Acafellas. Appetizers served at the Odd Fellows Hall, a gourmet meal served at the Mendocino Hotel, dessert, silent auction and raffle at the Ford House Museum and Visitor Center. All courses will be served with fine Anderson Valley wines. Advance tickets are required. For more information contact the Ford House (707) 937-5397


First Day Hikes
Jan
1
10:00 am10:00

First Day Hikes

MacKerricher State Park, Fort Bragg, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet park interpreter Fred Andrews at park visitor center. Learn about the annual gray whale migration and look for whales offshore. Binoculars will be available to help visitors study whales and other fascinating wildlife found near MacKerricher’s shores. Walk on the boardwalk to the Laguna Point overlook. The hike is wheelchair accessible. Young children are welcome on this program. More information 707-961-0471.

Russian Gulch State Park, Mendocino, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Meet at the park’s recreation hall. This will be a moderate to strenuous 5.5 mile out and back hike (2.75 miles each way) to the beautiful waterfall at Russian Gulch. You will learn about the park’s natural history from Dave Jensen, birder and naturalist. This hike is suggested for children 10 years and older, and adults. Bring water, snacks, hat and binoculars with you. No dogs allowed on trail for this hike. More information 707- 961-0471.

Mendocino Headlands State Park, Mendocino, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Meet the docent at the Ford House Visitor Center. Walk out to the Mendocino Headlands to look for gray whales. Learn about the annual migration of gray whales. 1 mile easy hike. 3 years old is the minimum age for children on this walk. Rain will cancel this event. Wear layered clothing. Bring binoculars, water and a camera. More information 707-937-5397.

Van Damme State Park, Little River, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Meet State Parks Interpreter, Krisitn Coddington-Gordon, at Hwy 1 and Gordon Lane. The parking lot is about 2 miles north of Little River, California, on Hwy 1. The hike goes downhill through the Spring Ranch property to bluffs overlooking the ocean to look for migrating gray whales. Learn about the annual migration of gray whales between Alaska and Baja. After looking for whales, you will retrace your path uphill to the dirt parking lot. One section of the dirt path is very steep. This hike is suggested for children 10 years and older, and adults. Bring binoculars, water and a snack. Wear layered clothing and bring rain gear. More information 707-961-0471.

Mushroom Reception at The Ford House
Nov
12
5:00 pm17:00

Mushroom Reception at The Ford House

Exhibit of local mushrooms on display through the entire month of November. Alison Gardner and Merry Winslow will be signing copies of The Wild Mushroom Cookbook and featuring tastes of their recipes.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ABALONE COOK-OFF & FESTIVAL
Oct
8
10:30 am10:30

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ABALONE COOK-OFF & FESTIVAL

  • Fort Bragg, CA

Abalone judging tickets are now sold out!

You can still join in on the festival portion where there will be live music, beer from North Coast Brewing Company, food booth with clam chowder, silent auction, craft fair, raffle and wine tasting from Mendocino's finest wineries!

Mendocino Eco Artists Woods and Wine Show
Sep
29
Dec 15

Mendocino Eco Artists Woods and Wine Show

The MEA hase a new show benefiting MAPA that has just been hung at the Scharffenberger Cellars! A percentage of our art sales from this show will only benefit MAPA!

Feb
28
11:00 am11:00

Gray Whale Programs

  • MacKerricher State Park

Look for gray whales at MacKerricher State Park each Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m. through March 27th. Meet at the park visitor center, three miles north of Fort Bragg, west of Hwy 1.

 

Feb
27
11:00 am11:00

Gray Whale Programs

  • MacKerricher State Park

Look for gray whales at MacKerricher State Park each Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m. through March 27th. Meet at the park visitor center, three miles north of Fort Bragg, west of Hwy 1.

 

Feb
21
11:00 am11:00

Gray Whale Programs

  • MacKerricher State Park

Look for gray whales at MacKerricher State Park each Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m. through March 27th. Meet at the park visitor center, three miles north of Fort Bragg, west of Hwy 1.

 

Feb
20
11:00 am11:00

Gray Whale Programs

  • MacKerricher State Park

Look for gray whales at MacKerricher State Park each Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m. through March 27th. Meet at the park visitor center, three miles north of Fort Bragg, west of Hwy 1.

 

Feb
14
11:00 am11:00

Gray Whale Programs

  • MacKerricher State Park

Look for gray whales at MacKerricher State Park each Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m. through March 27th. Meet at the park visitor center, three miles north of Fort Bragg, west of Hwy 1.

Feb
13
11:00 am11:00

Gray Whale Programs

  • MacKerricher State Park

Look for gray whales at MacKerricher State Park each Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m. through March 27th. Meet at the park visitor center, three miles north of Fort Bragg, west of Hwy 1.

 

Feb
7
11:00 am11:00

Gray Whale Programs

  • MacKerricher State Park

Look for gray whales at MacKerricher State Park each Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m. through March 27th. Meet at the park visitor center, three miles north of Fort Bragg, west of Hwy 1.

Feb
6
11:00 am11:00

Gray Whale Programs

  • MacKerricher State Park

Look for gray whales at MacKerricher State Park each Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m. through March 27th. Meet at the park visitor center, three miles north of Fort Bragg, west of Hwy 1.