Sonoma County Regional Parks and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit will begin burning brush piles at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park in southeast Windsor on Sunday, Feb. 10. The pile burn is the first of several to be conducted in the park this month and possibly into the spring, to create a fire break along a wooded boundary the park shares with the Mayacama homeowners. The park will remain open during the burning operations.
Sonoma County Regional Parks is hosting a talk by mountain lion researcher Quinton Martins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Windsor Regional Library. The session will provide information on the movement, diet and behavior of mountain lions tracked by the “Living with Lions” project, a community conservation project Martins leads for Audubon Canyon Ranch.
In honor of Veterans Day, military members and veterans willreceive free parking at all Sonoma County Regional Parks for the upcomingholiday weekend. Passes are available in advance atSonomaCounty Regional Parks’ main office and SonomaCounty Veterans Service Office and from Nov. 3 through the holiday weekend at the staffed entrances to SpringLake, Doran and Ragle Ranch parks.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 9, 2018 approved the Tolay Lake Regional Park master plan, an action that allows the county’s largest park to open daily.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Aug. 7, 2018 to place on the November ballot a one-eighth-cent sales tax for regionaland local park improvements.
Sonoma County Regional Parks has recruited some assistancefor fire prevention and invasive species removal: sheep. A flock of sheep willspend the next five weeks grazing along the Lagunade Santa Rosa Trail near Sebastopol, removing dry vegetation and non-nativeplant species.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, July 10, to introduce an ordinance that will place on the Nov. 6 ballot a one-eighth-cent sales tax measure for regional and local park improvements. If approved by voters, the sales tax would support the county and cities with their long-term needs to maintain parks, protect natural resources, reduce wildfire risks, provide health and recreation programs, and open new parks and trails.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has approved a master plan for future public use and management of a 247-acre addition to the northwest edge of Hood Mountain.
Sonoma CountyRegional Parks on Tuesday, 6/5, reopened the Joe Rodota Trail between Dutton andRoseland avenues after completing a multi-day cleanup of an illegal homelessencampment. The trail was closed May 30 to allow the county of Sonoma and cityof Santa Rosa to reestablish a safe and clean trail for pedestrians andcyclists. During the closure, approximately 100 illegal campers were notifiedof the need to move, with the last occupants leaving June 1.
The public is invited to celebrate the opening and dedication of Andy’s Unity Park at 3399 Moorland Avenue in southwest Santa Rosa from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2. The afternoon will include a rich program of community speakers, music, food, children’s activities, dancers, drummers, art projects, yoga, skateboard demonstrations, and booths hosted by local organizations.