Woodbridge Wilderness Area reopens to the public
Sylvia Mayorga, left, and Suga Moriwaki watch for birds along the Mokelumne River at the Woodbridge Wilderness Area on Saturday, June 18, 2011.
- Visiting the Woodbridge Wilderness Area
The Woodbridge Wilderness Area will be open to the public from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the third Saturday and Sunday of each month
through December. The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors will
decide in December whether to keep the area open.
The Audubon Society will count birds from 8 to 10 a.m. each
Saturday the area is open.
The wilderness area is located at the northern end of Meadowlark
Drive in Woodbridge’s River Meadows subdivision. No fires or
barbecues are allowed due to fire danger. There are no picnic areas
Friends of the Woodbridge Wilderness Area are looking for more
volunteers to be greeters at the entrance, work on trails or donate
shovels, hoes, pruners and rakes. A two-hour commitment is
requested. For more information, call Mary Fuhs at 368-2591 or
email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:00 am
Visitors and volunteers experienced banner days during the
weekend as the Woodbridge Wilderness Area opened to the public for
the first time in nearly two years.
At least 121 people from Woodbridge, Lodi, Acampo, Stockton,
Sacramento, Chico, Riverside, Colorado and France — yes, France —
stopped by to check out the shaded, tree-lined area between homes
in the River Meadows neighborhood of Woodbridge and the Mokelumne
River, said Mary Fuhs, an Acampo resident who led the volunteer
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:00 am.