Articles & News

“Winter Days in the Park”

2017-11-01T18:24:11+00:00

Friday, December 29 and Saturday, December 30, 2017  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring the whole family to our special Winter Days in the Park. You can join us on December 29 or 30 or both! Fun activities will be held no matter what the weather – rain, snow or shine. Festivities include hot cocoa [...]

“Winter Days in the Park” 2017-11-01T18:24:11+00:00

It’s Membership Season

2017-11-01T18:27:15+00:00

It’s that time again, and we hope you will join CBTA or renew your membership for 2018. As a member of CBTA, you are part of a long tradition of civic-minded people who have worked tirelessly to preserve the legacy of Calaveras Big Trees. As a member of the CBTA community, you will receive the [...]

It’s Membership Season 2017-11-01T18:27:15+00:00

Our Docents are Appreciated

2017-11-01T17:47:20+00:00

A world of thanks to all our docents! On September 21, Calaveras Big Trees State Park staff threw an amazing docent appreciation dinner with a theme inspired by Dr. Seuss and his book "The Lorax." Posted everywhere was this famous quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get [...]

Our Docents are Appreciated 2017-11-01T17:47:20+00:00

Reviving the Three Senses Trail at Calaveras Big Trees State Park

2017-10-10T19:10:46+00:00

Forests are for everyone, and our Three Senses Trail was built back in 1976 as a special place for disabled visitors. This trail encourages all visitors to experience the forest via smell, touch and sound. It became known as the “braille trail,” because this was the best technology at the time for the visually impaired. [...]

Reviving the Three Senses Trail at Calaveras Big Trees State Park 2017-10-10T19:10:46+00:00

Docents Receive Prestigious Poppy Award

2017-09-25T19:47:13+00:00

Two very special people received the Poppy Award for exemplary volunteer service at last night's docent appreciation dinner. Congratulations to you both!! Dexter Hardcastle was honored for his work on a naturalist guide of plants and animals commonly found at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Jim Allday was honored for his leadership of the popular [...]

Docents Receive Prestigious Poppy Award 2017-09-25T19:47:13+00:00

Wallace Visits Big Trees

2017-09-25T19:16:02+00:00

After his first and only visit to America in 1886, renowned scientist and Englishman Alfred Russel Wallace wrote this about Calaveras Big Trees. "Of all the natural wonders I saw in America, nothing impressed me so much as these glorious trees." In 1891, decades before our grove of giant sequoias finally became a state park, [...]

Wallace Visits Big Trees 2017-09-25T19:16:02+00:00

Dogwood Quilt Winner

2017-10-02T16:37:14+00:00

On Labor Day, September 4, Oliver Atajar and Samuel Virden drew the lucky winner of the Calaveras Big Trees beautiful Dogwood Quilt.  The lucky winner was Tom Shepherd of South Fork Utah.  Tom was very appreciative of taking possession of this beautiful work of art. We thank everyone who contributed to this successful fundraising raffle [...]

Dogwood Quilt Winner 2017-10-02T16:37:14+00:00

Promoting Environmental Stewardship through Scholarship

2017-07-31T16:16:18+00:00

Every year Calaveras Big Trees Association awards $1,500 scholarships to five outstanding people who are pursuing education with a focus on the natural environment. We look for students with a strong academic background, commitment to educate the public on environmental stewardship and work experience in their field. CBTA is honored to help these young people [...]

Promoting Environmental Stewardship through Scholarship 2017-07-31T16:16:18+00:00

Congratulations to 25 Newly Certified California Naturalists

2017-07-31T16:11:26+00:00

More than just a pretty landscape, Calaveras Big Trees State Park has long been a place where people can learn about the wonders of our natural environment. It was a perfect fit, therefore, to bring the California Naturalist Program to Big Trees. During the month of June 2017, 25 students completed the California Naturalist Course [...]

Congratulations to 25 Newly Certified California Naturalists 2017-07-31T16:11:26+00:00

Thanks to Our Interns: Ben and Alex

2017-08-21T16:19:00+00:00

You know summer is winding down when we have to say goodbye to our SCA interns that have been here since Memorial Day. We were exceptionally lucky this year to have had Ben Foster and Alex Conrad to help with all our summer programs. Alex came to us from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she [...]

Thanks to Our Interns: Ben and Alex 2017-08-21T16:19:00+00:00