Public invited to Campfire Night at John Muir Historic Site

Camp_Fire_2014By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN
Martinez Tribune

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Residents, visitors and youngsters will get a chance to spend some time under the stars, roasting marshmallows and singing songs during a free campfire night Saturday at the John Muir National Historic Site.

This has been an annual event at the national park for several years, Nate Tusa, park guide and volunteer coordinator, said.

The campfire night is a family activity that is especially kid-friendly, he said. “They have fun singing along,” Tusa said.

The free program also gives those attending a chance to learn more about John Muir, one of the nation’s most important naturalists who became known as the “father of national parks” and the founder of the Sierra Club.

Those attending may bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs and marshmallows for roasting.

“We have two fire pits for roasting marshmallows,” Tusa said.

No reservations are required and admission is free. Rangers will guide visitors from the parking lot to the fire pits.

Campfire Night will start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and last about 90 minutes. The John Muir National Historic site is located at 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez.

Those interested may call (925) 228-8860 or visit the site’s website, www.nps.gov/jomu.

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