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ARC’s New Education Center Grand Opening

March 1, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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On March 1st, join American River Conservancy and guests for the grand opening celebration of the new outdoor Education Center at landmark Wakamatsu Farm.  Enjoy words of gratitude, music, poetry readings, light refreshments, and more.  See the new pavilion-style structure, including the Donor Tree installation recognizing large donors for phase 1 completion of the building.  During this event, we will also install the newest plaques for notified recipients on the Donor Wall of Honor.

  • WHO:  Contributors to the building construction and visitors, including Consul General Osumi of the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco.
  • WHEN: Friday, 3/1/24 – Gates open at 1:00, and the event will conclude by 4:30.
  • WHERE: Near the parking area at the new Education Center and the Donor Wall of Honor at Wakamatsu Farm – Your confirmation email will contain the map and parking details.
  • HOW TO PREPARE:  This casual event will occur rain or shine, outdoors, and inside our new open-structure building.  Please check the weather forecast, and wear suitable attire for the elements.  Sturdy footwear is highly recommended, particularly for a walk to Okeisan’s grave, around the lake trail, native plant garden, and other outdoor spaces.  Refreshments will be offered.

AGENDA:  Guests are welcome to join anytime.

  • 1:00 – Gates open for arrival
  • 1:00 to 3:00 – Mingle, take a walk, appreciate the landscape, enjoy food, drinks, music, small group farm tours, visit Okei-san’s grave
  • 3:00 – Words of gratitude, guest remarks, and reveal the new Donor Tree
  • 3:30 – Hear poetry and notified guests affix plaques on the Donor Wall of Honor near the parking area
  • 4:30 – Event concludes

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March 1, 2024
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


American River Conservancy
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Wakamatsu Farm
941 Cold Springs Rd.
Placerville, CA 95667 United States
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