Start the New Year off right by joining us for a walk in the Park on January 1st, 2020, beginning at noon. America's State Parks “First Day Hikes” program offers an opportunity to begin the New Year by getting outside, enjoying nature and welcoming the New Year with friends and family. Members of the Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association (AMIA) will help lead and organize the walk. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Bring water, snacks, and binoculars if you have them. Children of all ages are welcome. Because this area is a protected Natural Preserve, no dogs may be brought on this walk. The hike will be a leisurely 3½-mile loop over the Cache Creek Nature Trail, the Marsh Trail and the Ridge Trail, passing by a vernal pool near the end of the walk. The hike will take between 2 and 2½ hrs. Hikers will experience grasslands, oak woodlands, willow and cottonwood riparian habitats and the tule marsh habitat of the Anderson Marsh Natural Preserve, and may encounter a variety of migrating and resident birds and other wildlife. Steady rain will cancel the walk. Join us for a hike in the Park on the first day of 2020!