A Watersheds Walk in Sebastopol, March 27, 2010

Did you know that two perennial creeks flow through Sebastopol? Get to know the topography and history of Sebastopol's watersheds on this new 5.5 mile walk that explores the sometimes hidden paths of Calder and Zimpher creeks as they travel to the Laguna de Santa Rosa. The walk begins at the Sebastopol Plaza (Petaluma Ave. and McKinley St.) at 9am. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and bring water, sunscreen and a snack. Heavy rain cancels. After the walk some of the group may wish to have lunch at a Sebastopol restaurant.  Leader for this walk is Geoffrey Skinner (blog author).

This walk is part of a series of walks around the City of Sebastopol -- and one of many walks throughout Sonoma County now listed on the iWalk Sonoma website. iWalk Sonoma is a project of Healthy Sonoma 2020.

For more information, please contact Geoffrey Skinner


A Look Back...and a Look Ahead

Happy New Year to all! 2009 was a productive and eventful year -- in rough order:

  • Trail Stewardship Training at Shiloh Regional Park, led by Rob Helms, Tim Mayer and Geoffrey Skinner
  • Trail stewardship projects at Annadel and Sugarloaf State Parks
  • Partnership with Regional Parks for trail construction at Hood Mountain
  • Trail design and construction at Little Black Mountain for Sonoma Land Trust
  • Temporary trail construction at Glen Oaks Ranch for Sonoma Land Trust
  • National Trails Day at Salt Point State Park--campground and trail stewardship projects
  • Council bylaws revised and adopted by Board of Directors
  • Winter and springtime dog hikes
  • Hard working crews led by Tim Mayer built a terrific pair of causeways on Spring Creek Trail at Annadel (see story below)
  • Successful reconsideration request for multi-use designation on Stump Beach Trail at Salt Point SP
  • Rob Helms steps down as Executive Director
  • A great tool party gets all tools in shape for the 2010 season

As we look to the coming year, we are still working to firm up our calendar, but look for:

  • Stump Beach Trail and other projects at Salt Point for National Trails Day in June
  • Trail stewardship on the Creekside Trail at Shiloh Regional Park
  • Stewardship workshops
  • Ongoing stewardship at Annadel

...and many more opportunities to get outside and give back to the parks. Please check back on our trails blog for current opportunities and news.