May 2013 Edition
Welcome to this month's edition of Sonoma County Regional Parks'
Newsletter! Each month get the latest information about our parks, including
programs, activities, volunteer opportunities, and more!
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The Celebration Continues!
Parks Celebration is in full swing, and we invite you to
join us for dozens of free or low-cost adventures in Sonoma County's regional
parks, state parks and public open spaces. This month you can join our rangers
and naturalists for an Adventure in Outdoor Cooking, a Spring Lake Bird walk, a
Wilderness Survival Class, Mysteries of the Laguna de Santa Rosa hike, nature
walks, family outings and more. Thank you to our sponsors
for helping bring this celebration to you!
Choose your adventure
Give Mom the Gift of Parks
Share Sonoma County's natural beauty with Mom by giving her the gift of
Parks! A parks membership is the easiest, most affordable way to regularly
enjoy the parks for a whole year. Celebrate her membership by joining her on
Day Hike at Tolay Lake Regional Park or the Mother's
Day Bird Walk at Spring Lake Regional Park.
May 12th is fast
approaching, so purchase your Mother's Day gift now!
Castles & Kites Festival
and Kites is our annual celebration of sandcastle building and
kite flying at Doran
Beach in Bodega Bay on Saturday, May 4th. Beginners and experts join the fun, creating simple
and elaborate castles. For kite flying, you can bring your own kite or watch
stunt kite demonstrations.
Join us for this spring tradition!
Water Bark Dog Swim Returns - New Location!
Give your well-behaved dog an opportunity to go for a swim and enjoy off-leash play at “Pond A” in Foothill Regional Park in Windsor. Cost for this June 8th event is $5 per dog and proceeds benefit the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation. The Water Bark will return to Spring Lake this fall. For event details >
To the first 500 dogs, local sponsor VIP Petcare is giving away a coupon good for a $10 microchip (regularly $39). Dogs also will enjoy a free treat courtesy of Western Farm Center.
Make a splash at the Water Bark Dog Swim!
Share Your Park Photos
The Regional Parks Foundation is sponsoring a parks photography contest from now until June 30th. All photos must be taken in the Regional Parks, and subjects can include wildlife, dogs and horses, family fun, and outdoor recreation. In addition, there’s a special category for photographers 17 and younger. Entries can be uploaded to the Foundation’s Flickr page. For instructions and prize details
Thank you to our Parks
Celebration sponsors including Green Valley Consulting
Engineers, the Sonoma County
Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Mary's Pizza Shack,
Montgomery Taylor CPA, California State Parks Foundation, Spaulding,
McCullough and Tansil, Applied Building Science and Moss Adams.