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2019-10-16Oct 16, 2019

Sonoma County Regional Parks is hosting a third community workshop to gather input on a potential Russian River bicycle and pedestrian trail between Forestville and Jenner. The meeting will be heldOct. 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Monte Rio Recreation and Park District office, 20488 Highway 116. Spanish interpretation and refreshments will be provided.

2019-10-03Oct 3, 2019

This is the case right now as Sonoma County government embarks on an update of the Local Coastal Plan (LCP). Most people have heard something about the Coastal Commission, that state government body which regulates land use and development of the coast while also protecting the coastal environment and guarding the public right to access the coast.  The Coastal Commission was established by a grass roots political movement in the 1970’s when in 1972 California voters passed Proposition 20, the Coastal Initiative. 

2019-09-22Sep 22, 2019

5th District Supervisor Lynda Hopkins called a meeting to gather neighbors negatively impacted by visitors to Russian River parks each summer. She invited Regional Parks director Bert Whitaker and his staff, Public Works director Johannes Hoevertsz, and our local CHP officers who patrol the Russian River corridor in weekends when the impact is greatest. Residents gathered at the Hollydale Club to listen to what is being done, and add their own ideas about what can and should be done to mitigate impacts.

2019-08-03Aug 3, 2019

These days, climbers often learn basic skills at an indoor climbing gym or through the mentorship process as experienced climbers train their friends at the crag. Most of the tens of thousands of climbers in North America today will never even own a rock hammer, and that’s a good thing. 

2019-06-15Jun 15, 2019

In the three years that Funky Fridays has supported theSonoma County Regional Parks Foundation, the concert series has contributed more than $150,000 to benefit parks. Following are highlights of these donations.

2019-06-02Jun 2, 2019

This article is the first in a series tracing the route of the old North Pacific Coast Railroad north to the Russian River and beyond. This railroad was a key link that helped shape the development of the North Bay. Today, its route represents not only a travel back through time, but a unique way to experience Marin and Sonoma Counties.  EcoRing, a green travel organization in the North Bay, advocates stitching together existing pathway segments and extending the route on publically owned portions of the original route to the Russian River.  For more information visit www.ecoring.org.

2019-05-28May 28, 2019

It’s Fire Season! Are you ready? Are your neighbors ready? Walk the neighborhood. See high grasses? Are there thistles as high as your eye? Are there overhanging limbs near electrical wires? First, take care of your property. See potential problems in the neighborhood? If so, contact the property owner. If that fails to get results, call SVFRA – Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority (707) 996-2102. Cal Fire has provided a grant of just over $1 million to six local organizations to participate in vegetation management and controlled burns. Collectively they are known as the “Sonoma Wildlands Collaborative.” The six organizations are the Audubon Canyon Ranch (Bouverie Preserve), California State Parks (Jack London, Annadel, Sugarloaf), County Regional Parks , Sonoma County Ag + Open Space District, Sonoma Land Trust, and the Sonoma Mountain Ranch Preservation Foundation. 

 

2019-05-23May 23, 2019

The Graton Green Group and Sonoma County Ag + Open Space are pleased to announce the grand opening of Graton Green (Green) – a half-acre property located just off Graton Road (between Bowen and Edison Streets) in the heart of the community. As the only public park in Graton, the Green is conveniently located along the West County Trail and includes seating areas, walkways, and a creek. The Green is also adjacent to Green Valley Village – ten new single-family lots that open onto the park. The grand opening event will be Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 4:00pm 

2019-05-22May 22, 2019

New Rules Aimed at Reducing Impacts on River Parks, Neighborhoods

To help reduce visitor impacts on Russian River parks and neighborhoods, Sonoma County Regional Parks is regulating alcohol possession and commercial bus access at Steelhead and Sunset beaches from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. 

 

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