Next Post-Fire Peril: Erosion

October’s wildfires burned almost 30 percent of Sonoma Valley. While occasional fire is largely beneficial to land in its natural state, these huge uncontrolled fires threatened Sonoma Valley’s watershed with toxic ash and debris – an issue we’ve been tackling – as...

Community, Volunteers Make Protecting Watershed Possible

Late last year, as locals were picking up the pieces following historic wildfires, we at Sonoma Ecology Center put our heads together to figure out how best to leverage our strengths – which include community outreach, mobilizing volunteers, and an unparalleled...

MLK Day of Service Leads to a Better Sonoma Valley

Each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Sonoma Ecology Center organizes volunteer efforts in Sonoma Valley as part of the nationwide MLK Day of Service, held in honor of that great American who told us that “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve.” Part...

Nathanson Volunteers Honor King’s Legacy

Service was a big part of Martin Luther King’s message, which is why many celebrate his legacy by volunteering on MLK Day. Last Jan. 16 was no exception, as Sonoma Ecology Center’s Restoration crew organized a large group of volunteers at Nathanson Creek Preserve,...

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...