Walk with Local Waters


Event Details


A 2-Day Overnight Walk from the Headwaters of Lagunitas Creek to Tomales Bay

On this 2-day pilgrimage, our intention is to walk along local waters, first in silence with a question or prayer, walking with open and curious hearts. We will share reflections, insights and stories of our relationships with water and consider these questions: What watershed do you live in? What communities do you belong to and how do you care for them? What can we learn about how people respected and protected local waters in the past, and what can we offer today?
A pilgrimage is simply a mindful walking journey with an intention, question or prayer that supports life. Being on pilgrimage is to be curious, open-hearted and sometimes slow, to listen deeply while walking a path of life. People from cultures around the world have walked with intention for ages. There is power in its simplicity and pacing. A walk like this can be a potent path into the unknown with space to deeply connect with ourselves, the waters and the land in service to something greater, and has the potential to answer those questions we hold most sacred in our lives. We have asked for permission from indigenous locals, public parks and private landowners to walk this path, and all have blessed our impulse to walk with our local waters.
About the Walk

On the first day, we'll begin at Lagunitas Creek and walk 8-9 miles to Samuel P. Taylor State Park where we'll spend the night. (You may choose to carry your belongings and we'll also have car/transport support available to shuttle gear).  On the second day, we'll walk from Samuel P. Taylor Park to the Giacomini Wetlands in Point Reyes Station (11 miles). As we walk from the Platform Bridge to Point Reyes Station, we will be crossing three private ranch lands, not typically accessible to the public, along the railroad right of way. The walk ends with a closing circle at the edge of Tomales Bay. 

Limited to 20 participants to honor the permission from 9 agencies to walk this public/private landscape and offer an intimate connective experience. If you're called to walk with us, please commit soon. Registrants will be asked to write a simple statement of intention to support preparations and deepen the experience for all.  Limited number of scholarships available. Email us with any questions.

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Our Guides

Scott Davidson is a nature guide who cultivates an ecology of belonging through a unique weaving of wildlife tracking, habitat tending and questing in community. He has been deepening connections with people in nature for 17 years. As a gifted council and quest guide, he collaborates with the School of Lost Borders, Wilderness Reflections, Wilderness Guides Council, Tracker Academy in South Africa and schools locally. As a wildlife ecologist and tracker, Scott is a leader with the Art of Mentoring and 8 Shields Institute, co-founder of the Tracking & Nature Connection Series and others that bring deep connection and healing for people of all ages in potent service to life. He is certified as Track and Sign Level III with CyberTracker Conservation, and as a Wilderness First Responder. Scott lives in the wild coastal hills of Marin County, bringing a wise and playful presence and a strong commitment to his work for future generations.

Kate Bunney was born and raised in the UK. Surrounded by water on all sides, she learned to swim and sail as soon as she could. From an early age she witnessed many disparities in our human world and began searching for the places where change was happening, for the better. For 15 years, Kate lived in one of the most progressive communities in the world and focused on educational programs and consultancy for communities in conflict areas, fundraising, global networking, organizing and public relations. One of her main roles was organizing and walking Pilgrimage, through Israel and Palestine, Colombia and Europe, as a way of empowering social action and re-discovering our potential as agents of change. In 2012 Kate founded Walking Water – a pilgrimage with the waters – as a way to inspire us to be in community, be in relation with the waters and the places we live, and ultimately to experience the huge potential we all have to create change. Kate has a degree with honors in Psychology and a Masters in Women’s Studies with focus on epistemology. She is a member of the Beyond Boundaries team, a Council carrier, and community consultant. In 2016, she joined the Weaving Earth team as a public relations officer and pilgrimage teacher.

Sarah Nutting was reared and raised by the South Carolina Salt Marshes, immersed in a love of water since the very beginning. She currently lives in Northern California and has made home with many communities all over the West Coast by touring with music duo MaMuse. This inspirational folk duo of Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker has made an appearance on “A Prairie Home Companion,” folk festival stages, theaters, homes, and found its way into the hearts of many. The story goes that when “MaMuse” was created, there was a strong knowingness that the music would be informed by and in service to water—four albums and seven years later, the boat still sails along. Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in Music Performance. Other areas of formal study have included: outdoor education, community singing, yoga and “Death Midwifery.” She enjoys wandering the wilds, cooking, ecstatic dancing, reading, exploring community living, homesteading, and sharing playful company with friends young and old.

Sky Road Webb is a descendant of the Tamal’ko, the Tomales Bay Miwok. He works as a training and technical assistance consultant for Tribes and Indian Education programs throughout California, and serves on the board of several non-profits that support Native American issues in the North Bay Area.

 

Cancellations: No refunds for cancellations made 30 days or less before the event date. Prior to 30 days, there is a $15 processing fee per ticket for cancellations.

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