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2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

In 1990, through the foresight of community leaders and thoughtful citizens, Sonoma County voters approved the creation of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and a quarter-cent sales tax that provides funding for land conservation, including planning, acquisition, and stewardship of the region’s working, natural, and scenic open space lands.

2017-06-26Jun 26, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control, tick-borne diseases are on the rise. From May through July, people will get more tick bites and tick-borne diseases than any other time of year in the United States.

2017-06-26Jun 26, 2017

Each year, more Americans enjoy a low-cost, hassle-free, eye-opening “staycation” benefiting from all the beauty, adventure, history and fun available right where they live. Recently, just in time for adults’ and kids’ 2017 staycations (and for the theme of this column), our Chamber of Commerce invited us all, residents and visitors alike, to“eXperience Cloverdale”.

2017-06-01Jun 1, 2017

There's plenty of live music that is FREE - or CHEAP, and family-friendly - all summer in just about every town in Sonoma County. If we don't have it listed - please let us low so we can include all the concerts for everyone!

2017-05-30May 30, 2017

This is a continuation of the community park planning process that began in the summer of 2015. The Master Plan will provide a long-range vision to guide development of this 19.2-acre park located in southeast Santa Rosa at Kawana Terrace and Meda Avenue.

2017-05-27May 27, 2017

On Tuesday, June 20th at 9:15pm Summer returns to the northern hemisphere. For a couple of weeks before this and a couple of weeks after, the sun will rise and set at their furthest northern points on the horizon. As a result, the sun’s path across the sky will be the highest – or most furthest north - for the entire year.

2017-05-24May 24, 2017

The following is one of my favorite rides in the county. It can be cut into sections for anything from a short, 9-mile outing to a 41-plus-mile solo ride through pines, oak trees, vineyard-studded river bottoms.


2017-05-24May 24, 2017

Sunday, June 4, is the 11th annual Day on The River. This event, held in Petaluma’s downtown turning basin, has become a start-of-summer mainstay in Petaluma, drawing hundreds of participants and dozens of volunteers.

2017-05-24May 24, 2017

Dogs LOVE to play and all those balls and people to throw them in dog parks provide heaven on earth for an energetic dog. Mr. Bean takes dog lovers on a tour of his favorite Sonoma County Dog Parks!

2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

The Common Raven is the largest songbird in the world.  It ranges all over Europe, Asia and North America. Throughout human history the raven has been a prominent character in the folklore of nearly every culture.

2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

As the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love runs its course, and Sonoma County hails the half-century mark of its Regional Parks Department, there is another local institution celebrating its 50th this year, the Sonoma County Trails Council (SCTC).

2017-08-31Aug 31, 2017

Summer is gone, and winter is coming. At the equinox, days and nights are approximately equal in length, but nightfall will start coming sooner. Join Stewards and Wine Country Star Party as we celebrate this astronomical event and seasonal changes with a night of stargazing!

2017-08-30Aug 30, 2017

Check out these wonderful events in Sonoma County's beautiful parks.

2017-08-22Aug 22, 2017

Please join us for a discussion about the Bay Trail Sears Point Connector. TheSonoma County Regional Parks Department is preparing a feasibility study and preliminary engineering analysis for an approximately one-mile connection between the existingEliot Trail and the Tolay/Tubbs Island Trail at Sears Point in southeast Sonoma County. August 30, 2017 from 6:30  8:30 PM

2017-07-30Jul 30, 2017

When I started cycling in 1982, I was a broke Air Force veteran in Tucson, Arizona using a bicycle as transportation because I could not afford a car. In those days, all I needed was a pair of cutoffs – it was the ’80s after all – and a backwards baseball cap or a bandana to take bike rides far into the shimmering desert. Or so I thought.


2017-06-30Jun 30, 2017

Saturn is the prominent planet this month! The quintessential ringed gas giant has been slowly making it’s return to our night skies since late May and is poised for perfect viewing on clear, still nights. The one issue with this distant world is that it’sreally distant. So, from Earth, it appears as if it’s simply just another “star” in the night sky. - except for one small difference… it doesn’t twinkle.

2017-06-28Jun 28, 2017

Sonoma County Regional Parks is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. The Parks has been a vital part of land conservation and habitat restoration in Sonoma County, not to mention providing excellent recreation opportunities for people as well.

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