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Volunteering in the New Year

As 2020 begins, we invite you to look to the wonderful community around you for ways to connect and give back. Sonoma Ecology Center does meaningful work throughout Sonoma Valley, providing volunteer opportunities galore. Come join us for any of the following and reap...

Ode to a Sugarloaf Oak

Some trees are so mighty and long-lived they almost seem immortal. But even they eventually meet their end. So it was with the Grandmother Oak of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Located within the McCormick Addition, this gigantic valley oak fell in high winds during the...

A New Leaf: Real Security in a Fire-Prone Place

It’s been more than a month since winter rains began, turning our brown hills green and bringing yet another harrowing fire season to a close. Now, while we’re enjoying the rain and green grass, we can think more calmly about fire—or rather, about how to better live...

Educational Camps for Kids Set for Coming Year

Great news for local parents: our educators already have lined up several camps for this spring and summer! Enrollments are available now for these popular outdoor adventures: a one-week Spring Break Camp at Sugarloaf, four Wizard School Camps at Sonoma Garden Park,...

Restoration Intern

Since 1990, we have worked with landowners, volunteers, and other nonprofit and government agencies on projects that restore, protect, and preserve the Sonoma Valley Watershed.  We have developed a deep understanding of the Valley, its ecology, and its residents’...