Above: You're bearly there! Photo of Frost Valley YMCA's welcome bear from the YMCA's Facebook page.
This weekend, the Frost Valley YMCA is leading a free hike through its Model Forest. The Model Forest is one of Frost Valley's four watershed research and demonstrations sites created to "blend of best management practices, ecosystem research and interpretive education." Participants will learn about the effect of foresting practices on the land, air and water. For information on how to register for the hike, visit the listing in our calendar. -- Andrea Girolamo