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...

How green was my Valley (in 2016)?

We’re very proud of this op-ed piece which ran last week in the Sonoma Index-Tribune. Sonoma Valley’s environmental accomplishments of 2016 weren’t small, and they demonstrate how patience and dedication can pay off. They also provide a positive...

New methods for tracking old waterways

The Press Democrat has a story on how our own Alex Young, GIS manager at Sonoma Ecology Center, is working with historical ecologist Arthur Dawson and others in an effort to map Sonoma Valley’s waterways before they were altered by settlers: Sleuthing for Sonoma...

50 Fund Playmaker: Susan Angell

The Superbowl 50 Host Committee has awarded us a wonderful grant to serve our educational programs in Sonoma Garden Park. This grant honors 50 “playmakers” in the bay area. Our playmaker is Master Gardener Susan Angell, a tireless contributor to Sonoma...