Big News! Yertle the Turtle Released at Wagner Ranch Nature Area
On a glorious afternoon, Sunday April 23, 2017 , a crowd of parents and children gathered at the Wagner Ranch Nature Area pond to witness the release of a Western Pond Turtle, Yertle.  Click here to learn more!

We extend our deepest gratitude to the countless volunteers and sponsors who made our Annual Wildlife Festival on April 23, 2017, such a huge success!  We had the largest turnout ever and we raised much-needed funds for the programs at Wagner Ranch Nature Area.  Mark your calendars for our next event, the Annual Olive Festival, on Sunday, October 1, 2017. 

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“My days at Wagner Ranch were some of the most formative years of my childhood.  The smell of the trees, the sound of the water, my hands in the dirt.  My experiences there gave me a sense of time and place that I could not have gained in the classroom.”

-Miriam Storch
Sleepy Hollow Elementary, Class of ’90

Our Mission Statement
The Friends of the Wagner Ranch Nature Area support the conservation of the Nature Area as a natural environment and its preservation as an historical site, with the goal of enhancing environmental education programs for schools and the community.