With the current stay-at-home orders, we were lucky to have Saved By Nature approach us to sponsor interactive virtual hikes along Coyote Creek. These educational walks take us through a large part of the creek, including Anderson Dam, Hellyer Park, and Kelley Park. They are a community partnership with Saved By Nature and Virtual Photo Walks with guest docents from BioBlitz.club, neighbors, and other naturalists. Santa Clara County Parks and City of San Jose Parks are co-sponsors, and these events are from generous grant.
Saved By Nature's purpose is to provide environmental education for everyone. To build partnerships that inspire inclusion and equitable access to the outdoors for mental and physical healing.
Virtual Photo Walks' mission is to enable those who are immobilized by disability, illness or age to escape their isolation and re-engage with society virtually.
How to View the Hikes
Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful started hosting these events in April 2020. We hope to continue them beyond May 2020. Sign up using the links below.
Participate in the live hikes requires using a free videoconference tool on the web and have an interactive conversation with the hosts. Completed hikes as videos will be available to view via YouTube.
Schedule and Videos
Below is the schedule and links to the videos.
4/10/20 - Insect Walk at Cottonwood Lake [video coming soon]
4/17/20 - Insect Walk at Coyote Creek Visitor Center [video coming soon]
4/24/20 - Shady Oaks Park Nature Tour [video coming soon]
5/1/20 - Exploring Nature at Almaden Quicksilver County Park [video coming soon]
5/8/20 - Discover What Lives Long and Prospers in Hellyer Park [no video]
5/15/20 - A Creek's Culture and Nature at Kelley Park [video coming soon]
5/22/20 - Where Coyote Creek Meets Ogier Ponds [video coming soon]