In Recognition of Earth Day: Send Us Your Nature Photos!

Sonoma Ecology Center was born on Earth Day. It was April 22, 1990, and organizers of the local Earth Day celebration were still basking in the afterglow of the music, revelry, speeches and parades held that day in Sonoma Plaza. So much interest in environmental...

THE NEWTS ARE COMING! THE NEWTS ARE COMING!

NeWTs? What are those? In this case, we’re not talking about the cute little amphibians. “NeWTs” stands for Neighborhood Water Teams, a program we’re spearheading in Sonoma Valley that will help residents save money on water, improve water quality and...

Fostering calm, and First Aid skills, in the backcountry

Bobbie Foster’s first and most important message is: stay calm. Foster, a first aid instructor specializing in teaching people how to handle a wilderness emergency, begins every class with that message, as she did Monday morning at the start of a 16-hour...