Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Thu
Trail Clearing & Construction Day @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help us keep our trails clear of brush and free of mud and rocks and assiste with construction and maintenance projects such as painting and building repair.  Meet at the White Barn at 9:00.   Tools provided, no experience needed.  And lunch included!
Volunteers like you make the difference at Sugarloaf.
To RSVP and if you have questions email john@sonomaecologycenter.org

Feb
25
Sat
Brunch On Bald Mountain @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Feb 25 @ 9:15 am – 2:00 pm
Brunch On Bald Mountain @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Calling all hikers and non-hikers, too! Sonoma Valley’s signature mountaintop is a must-do for avid hikers, but now non-hikers can enjoy the view in good company as well while supporting our beloved park.

Join us on Saturday, February 25, 2017 as Bill & Dave Hikes and Sonoma Ecology Center present our Annual Brunch on Bald Mountain benefit to support Team Sugarloaf. Enjoy the strenuous hike, led by Bill & Dave Hikes, to the top of Bald Mountain along the trails. Not up for the climb? Then take the easy road as Team Sugarloaf partners will chauffeur you to the top. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy this peak experience, as vehicles are not normally permitted to the top of Bald Mountain.

Whether you choose to hike or ride, upon arrival at the top you will be treated to a hearty picnic brunch and incredible 360-degree views. Enjoy the morning air, incredible views, a tasty meal and, more importantly. a fun andeasy way to support this Sonoma County treasure.

TICKETS:
$35 per adult
$10 per child, age 10-17
Optional Ride: $60 per person (include brunch)

For more information and to purchase tickets go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2726330.

Feb
28
Tue
California Climate and Agriculture Summit @ UC Davis Conference Center
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Sonoma Ecology Center’s biochar researchers will join this important UC Davis summit — the 5th annual — giving a presentation from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on “The Potential of Biochar as a Climate Tool.”

David Morell, SEC’s operations director, will discuss California’s environmental challenges — climate change, water scarcity, and forest fire threats — and offer a novel solution: biochar. Participants will get an overview of the current science on the potential of biochar production to address these challenges, and hear about an on-farm example of biochar use at a commercial egg production operation in Petaluma. Speakers include David Morell of SEC’s Sonoma Biochar Initiative; Sanjai Parikh of UC Davis’ Department of Land, Air and Water; and Mike Weber of Weber Family Farms. The moderator will be Garrett Liles of Chico State University.

The conference is presented by California Climate & Agriculture Network, or CalCAN. Conference Day tickets for farmers and ranchers are still available for $50, but going fast, according to organizers. “Partial Day” tickets for workshops only are still available for $75.

For general info on the event, go to http://calclimateag.org/calcan-summit-2017/. For details on the Feb. 28 program go to http://calclimateag.org/calcan-summit-conference-day-program/.

 

Mar
9
Thu
Trail Clearing & Construction Day @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help us keep our trails clear of brush and free of mud and rocks and assiste with construction and maintenance projects such as painting and building repair.  Meet at the White Barn at 9:00.   Tools provided, no experience needed.  And lunch included!
Volunteers like you make the difference at Sugarloaf.
To RSVP and if you have questions email john@sonomaecologycenter.org

Mar
11
Sat
Sugarloaf Volunteer Training @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Do you have extra time in your schedule and want to volunteer with local parks in Sonoma County? Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is looking for you. Volunteers are the life force of this lovely park. Join us for a volunteer training to become part of our team.

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