We're looking for volunteers & participants for our annual Catch A Special Thrill (C.A.S.T) Day which pairs anglers with special needs kids for a fun day of fishing and a barbecue lunch on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Los Vaqueros Marina. Look here for more information...
Outdoor Photographer Steve Goodall was frustrated when he couldn't shoot photos of many animals from the trails at Los Vaqueros. So he changed tactics, rented a boat and then saw plenty of wildlife that he's shared with us. See Some of His Photos...
Two star gazing nights, adventures for scouts, fishing clinics and the Tarantula Run are some of the activities detailed in the new Fall Los Vaqueros Activity guide. Our presentations include "Grossology!", "Arachnophobia" and several hikes are planned. Read More About Activities at Los Vaqueros...
October 1Cub Scouts: Into the Wild 1Limited to 20 Participants Bring your Webelos out for an adventure. Naturalist John Mottashed will lead your scouts on a nature hike to complete six of the nine Into the Wild requirements, including: watch for birds, learn about flyways, watch four wild creatures, identify an insect, learn about aquatic ecosystems, and visit a nature center. Call 925-688-8010 to register your scouts.Read on...
October 7Free Fishing Clinic Learn everything you've wanted to know about lake fishing. From bait and knots to trolling and cleaning, our experienced staff will provide tips to help you reel in the big one. Clinics are tailored to participants' skill levels. Open to all ages, coming with questions.Read on...
October 14Los Vaqueros Tarantula Run The Tarantula Run was first held in 2006, organized to recognize the Contra Costa Water District's 70th anniversary and encourage visitation to the Los Vaqueros watershed. It's held in October, since that's the time when male tarantulas are usually roaming the watershed looking for mates. The run has plenty of excitement including the chance of tarantula sightings along the course! Add in a free Kids Spider Scramble for children 10 and under of half marathon, 10K and 5K runners and you have adve...Read on...