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Fly Casters host Casting Tune-up Saturday

Kick off summer and get the kinks out of your casting arm with the Klamath Country Fly Casters’ Annual Casting Tune-Up at Moore Park. The Casting Tune-Up will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8 in Moore Park, near the tennis courts, according to a news release. Get free fly casting instruction from an expert instructor. Equipment is available for those that want to try their hand at fly casting. No experience is necessary.

John Hyde, a recognized fly casting instructor, will lead the event and KCFC club members are encouraged to bring rods, reels, lines and lots of friends and relatives. Please also bring your own lunch and non-alcoholic beverage. The Casting Tune-Up is open to the public and is a great way to try fly casting and enter the sport of fly fishing.

Devils Garden native plant tour Saturday

A field trip to observe native plants in the Devils Garden area east of Klamath Falls will be hosted Saturday by the Klamath Basin Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon, according to a news release.

Participants are asked to meet at 9 a.m. in the parking area of the switchback trailhead of the OC&E State Trail along Bliss Road. The walk will include up to 3 miles of moderate hiking over mostly level ground and last up to three hours. Participants should bring water, sun protection, sturdy walking shoes and a lunch or snack.

For more information, call 541-281-9933.

Klamath Trails Alliance meeting June 14

Klamath Trails Alliance will have its June trail meeting Friday, June 14, according to a news release. The meeting will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the South Portal Building, 205 Riverside Drive.

Participants are encouraged to come for all or part of the meeting. To join KTA’s meetup group for upcoming trail maintenance days, visit meetup.com/Klamath-Trails-Alliance-Meetup.

Interpretive nature walks:

“Klamath Backyard Nature Walks,” are offered at 6 p.m. Wednesdays through June. Discussion will be based on outlines from Oregon State University’s Master Naturalist program. For information, call Ron Crete at 218-841-7101.

June 12: Juniper woodlands, Eulalona Trail, meet at trailhead above Riverside School, easy.

June 19: Klamath geology, Moore Park backcountry, meet at trailhead above Riverside School, moderate to difficult, with steep trail and uneven ground.

Klamath Lake Land Trust hikes:

The Klamath Lake Land Trust is offering the following excursions. To register, and for more information, visit klamathlakelandtrust.org, call 541-884-1053 or email info@klamathlakelandtrust.org.

Shoalwater Bay: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Hike one of the newest trails created by the Klamath Trail Alliance, along Shoalwater Bay, on Upper Klamath Lake.

Williamson River Delta: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Join the Klamath Lake Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy on a kayak trip to the Williamson River Delta. See the results of restoration following levee removal 10 years ago.

Sycan Homestead & Coyote Bucket: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Klamath Lake Land Trust’s newest property along the Sycan River includes 2 miles of riverfront, two historic homesteads, springs, and unusual rock canyons.

Ranger Springs: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. See Ranger Springs gush from the ground, surrounded by wildflowers. Total distance is 6 miles with elevation gain and loss.

Caledonia Woodlands: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Take a gentle walk through a mature white oak woodland, with views of Upper Klamath Lake. Learn about local history of the site, hang up birdhouses and enjoy a picnic lunch.