TheCalifornia Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE),Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit, is planning a prescribed burn for Sonoma Valley Regional Park along Highway 12 in Glen Ellen on Monday, June 17,2019. Fire crews will burn approximately 34 acres between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30p.m. Smoke will be visible in the air and fire crews and flames will be visiblealong the highway frontage while the burn is managed.
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.
Sonoma County Regional Parks is offering military members and veterans free parking at all county parks over Memorial Day weekend. Veterans, active duty military personnel and their families are eligible for a special pass that waives Regional Parks’ $7 day-use parking fee from Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27.
Sonoma County Regional Parks is hosting two community workshops to gather input on a potential Russian River bicycle and pedestrian trail between Forestville and Jenner. The meetings are scheduled for May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. and May 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Guerneville Elementary School, 14630 Armstrong Woods Road.
The public is invited to celebrate the dedication of Tolay Lake Regional Park from10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019. The free event will featurespeakers, guided hikes, cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, foodand music, and is hosted by Sonoma County Regional Parks, Federated Indians ofGraton Rancheria, Sonoma Land Trust, Sonoma County Ag + Open Space and SonomaCounty Regional Parks Foundation.
Sonoma County Regional Parks invites the public to a Feb. 23informational meeting for two trails planned on the North Coast. Park plannerswill provide updates on a 1.1-miletrail proposed for the Kashia CoastalReserve north of Salt Point State Park and a .9-miletrail proposed for Stewarts Point Ranch.
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.