This was one of the more peaceful meetings I attended in June! It’s an update of what WILL happen and what is planned for the future.
The can’t happen yet aspect of the update is a sad case of funding that WAS available, but because the process took so long to approve, the money went away. On the bright side – if you really don't want something to happen – stall it long enough and it will go away. On the dark side…if you really want something to happen, you'd better be part of making sure it DOES happen, or it will go away and could take a VERY long time before it comes back – if ever. Just a thought.
With dozens of parks and hundreds of miles of trails, the North Bay is a treasure trove for the hiking enthusiast. But often getting started might seem daunting to the person who is just beginning to hike and unsure what trails suit their level of experience.
I have never been a Science Fiction fan. Nevertheless, I have seen several of the Star Wars films because they are beyond just a depiction of events that happened a long, long time ago is galaxy far away, they represent a cultural phenomenon.
Draft Document Analyzes Impacts of Proposed Master Plan
The report evaluates potential impacts of implementing the master plan and recommends ways to reduce or avoid those impacts. The master plan provides a blueprint for the future of the 3,400-acre park southeast of Petaluma. It consists of conceptual plans for trails and recreational activities, management of natural and cultural resources, and other recommendations for the park’s future use and operations.
Proposed recreational uses include hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, picnicking, birding, back-country camping, and environmental education. Proposed physical improvements include the construction of a visitor center, restrooms and parking areas.
Now is the time to plan to do something fun and rewarding in 2017; fortunately, Learning Laguna docent training is coming right up! The Laguna Foundation’s wetland education program for 2nd-4th graders has been going strong for 17 years and it takes the hearts and hands of many volunteers to reach out to more than 1400 students each year.
Thirty volunteers from four local Rotary clubs spent Saturday, September 24th, bringing some welcome maintenance to the facilities at Laguna de Santa Rosa. (The clubs are Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa West, and Santa Rosa Sunrise.)
To the owner of the mountain bike collecting dust in the garage; speed and competitiveness are not needed to pursue this combo. Any dirt/gravel road or single track trail is all that’s needed, and some animal tracking knowledge or classes under your belt, gives a new sense of appreciation for being out and about.