See Our ‘Healing with the Land’ Slideshow

Many have asked to see a copy of the slideshow presented by Sonoma Ecology Center staff during our “Healing with the Land” community forum held last Monday, Nov. 27 at Burlingame Hall. HERE IT IS, in pdf format. The forum was a great success, with several...

Don’t Cut Those Trees!

Sonoma Ecology Center has an urgent message for local residents cleaning up fire-scorched properties: Please don’t cut down those trees and shrubs. They may look dead after last month’s wildfires killed their leaves and blackened their bark. But most are not dead –...

SEC Maps Help Residents Get Their Bearings

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s a map worth? For many Sonoma Valley residents, maps displaying the regions burned in October’s wildfires have been invaluable. Three such maps produced recently by Alex Young, our geographic information systems (GIS)...

Post-Fire Tips for Sonoma Valley Residents

UPDATE: For more complete tips and information, please see our new Sonoma Valley Fire Recovery page.   Wildfires swept through more than a quarter of Sonoma Valley in October 2017. Many returning residents want to expedite the healing of their land but aren’t...

A Message on the Fires

Dear Sonoma Valley Friends and Neighbors: It’s been a frustrating, heartbreaking, terrifying week – possibly the worst few days for Sonoma Valley in living memory. And yet, we’ve never been so full of respect and hope for this place and its amazing people. Since the...

What’s Your Vision for Sonoma Garden Park?

Help determine the future of Sonoma Garden Park! Take part in the Master Plan Update: * Read the Plan * Leave Comments * Attend our Dec. 9 Community Workshop * Sonoma Garden Park was once the home of beloved local schoolteacher Pauline Bond, who granted it to the City...