Thanks to all who made our Annual Wildlife Festival on April 22, 2018 a smashing success!  Over 1500 community members enjoyed pond activities, animal encounters, food, crafts and live music at the historic Wagner Ranch Nature Area.


Saturday, September 29, 2018Toris Jaeger Honorary Dinner
Come celebrate this legendary teacher’s 40 years of service at Wagner Ranch Nature Area.  All are welcome to join us as we dine and raise funds funds for much-needed improvement projects at the Wagner Ranch Nature Area.

Sunday, October 14, 20189th Annual Orinda Olive Festival
Join us for this FREE family event featuring olive and nature-themed arts and crafts, tours of Contra Costa’s oldest producing olive grove, live music, and more!


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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.