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A Reflection on Sugarloaf’s History as State Park Turns 50

The true history of the land of steep hillsides, lush meadows and fertile valleys known today as Sugarloaf Ridge State Park begins at least 7,000 years ago, when Wappo Indians occupied the region and used Sugarloaf as their summertime home and hunting ground. The...

Every Rainstorm Is a Missed Opportunity

Heavy rains have Sonoma Valley’s streams going strong right now, and much of that water rushes right past our communities on its way to the Bay. In fact, according to stream gauges, Wednesday’s powerful storms sent 1.6 billion gallons of water rushing by in just...

SEC in 2019: A Look Ahead

The new year is off to a glorious start in Sonoma Valley as storm after storm cycles through. And while the rain falls outside, we’re busy making plans for 2019, looking for new and better ways to achieve and sustain ecological health in this beautiful place we call...