Stories of the Land

July 20, 2019 from 9:00 11:00 AM

Helen Putnam Regional Park

411 Chileno Valley Road

Petaluma, CA 94952
38.21271861, -122.6644228

Who lived here before us? What influences have past practices had on our current landscapes? Culture is alive, thriving, and ever changing. Join us for the series that examines the people and personalities of Sonoma County, their stories, and how their lives are tied to our most loved parks.

Examining the Past & Present: People, Place & Parks

Saturday, September 28 • 9-11AM
Doran Regional Park - Jetty Day Use Area

Investigate the park’s cultural history during a scavenger hunt revealing what the landscape looked like prior to Spanish/Mexican settlements, learn about the Coast Miwok, take a journey back in time to Vallejo’s ranches and begin to unearth our roots. Families and folks of all ages welcome. Parking $7 or  free for Regional Parks members. For more information on this free event, contact Irma Cuevas by email at  irma.cuevas@sonoma-county.org or by phone at  (707) 565-7888.

Saturday, December 14 • 9-11AM
Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail - Highway 12 entrance

Did you know the Laguna de Santa Rosa was an area where nomadic gatherings occurred? Who inhabited this amazing watershed and how do we continue to benefit from the biodiversity and ecological services of wetlands? Investigate the Laguna de Santa Rosa’s cultural history with a fun scavenger hunt revealing what the landscape looked like prior to the gold rush of 1849. Families and folks of all ages welcome. Parking $7 or  free for Regional Parks members. For more information on this free event, contact Irma Cuevas by email at  irma.cuevas@sonoma-county.org or by phone at  (707) 565-7888.

Visit Helen Putnam Regional Park

Helen Putnam Regional Park southern views from ridgeline

A compact wilderness park just southwest of Petaluma. Its 6 miles of trails cross grassy hillsides and wind through heritage oaks. Magnificent views.