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Sonoma Valley Parks Open to Non-Driving Visitors

By order of the Sonoma County Health Officer, local parks and open spaces are now operating under an amended closure termed “soft closure”—meaning they are accessible during normal park hours by foot or bicycle only. The new rules apply to most non-coastal parks and...

With Earth Day Behind Us, a Look Back—and Forward

Thirty years ago, Sonoma came together to put on a party. Earth Day 1990 was big, with 200 million people celebrating worldwide, and Sonoma wasn’t going to be left out. A coalition of businesses, educators, parents, students, religious leaders, farmers, artists and...

Share Your Vision on SDC’s Future

Sonoma Developmental Center’s future is in the community’s hands. To take full advantage of that, all local residents are strongly encouraged to join a Virtual Community Kick-Off for the SDC Specific Plan from now to Saturday, May 2. Closure of the 860-acre...

An Earth Day Shout-Out from Nature Via Bernie Krause

We have many things to celebrate this Earth Day, and the list includes the ongoing celebrity of our good friend, Glen Ellen resident and Sonoma Ecology Center Board member, Bernie Krause. As a pioneer of soundscape ecology—and before that a highly successful musician...