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Biologist Wendy Hayes’ Cure for Coronavirus Blues

The order came out that in addition to sheltering in place, we in Sonoma County are in the midst of a parks closure. During times like these we need nature, fresh air, and space. So, what to do? Here’s what to do: Explore places that you might overlook in the everyday...

Where to Go for Fresh Local Produce

With our normal shopping routines upended, many Sonoma Valley residents are wondering where are the best places to go right now for fresh, locally sourced produce. Below are a few suggestions. For more on finding locally grown produce and other food during the...

What to Do Now that Sonoma Valley Parks Are Closed

As of Tuesday, March 24, all Sonoma County parks are closed by order of public health officials. That means the parks we maintain—Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Sonoma Garden Park, Montini Open Space Preserve and Sonoma Overlook Trail—are off limits for the time being....

Join Sonoma Valley Volunteers to Keep Community Moving

Sonoma Valley has been blessed with its own small army of volunteers, who keep many of our basic services going. However, most of these volunteers are 60 years old or older, which means they are currently sheltering in place for their own safety. Meanwhile, the...

A Message from Our Executive Director

For the third time in as many years, our community is facing a crisis that will test its capacity to steer through massive, frightening change. Unlike prior years during the fires, when people all over the world could support us, almost everyone is facing their own...