Healing ‘Color of Emotion’ Art Performance Comes to Sonoma Valley

As part of our series of events commemorating the fires of October 2017, Sonoma Ecology Center invited international artists Anna Senno and Olga de la Iglesia to bring their unique and therapeutic art performance, “The Color of Emotion,” to Sonoma Valley – and two...

SEC’s John Roney Honored by State for Heroism

We’re very proud to announce that John Roney, park manager at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and a Sonoma Ecology Center employee, was honored with a California State Senate resolution at the Capitol on May 7 by state senators Mike McGuire and Bill Dodd for his heroic...

Changes in the Biochar Landscape

As word about biochar grows – thanks in large part to the efforts of our own Sonoma Biochar Initiative – coordination grows among biochar’s many advocates, who note how this super-charcoal can help California save water while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Last...

With Water Comes Watershed Education

The rains give us our best opportunities for teaching Sonoma Valley kids about watersheds. Which is why Sonoma Ecology Center’s Watershed Education Programs are in full swing right now. Our in-house educators, Holland Gistelli and Tony Passantino, are busy as ever...

A Post-Election Message from our Executive Director, Richard Dale

It looks as if the outcome of this bitter election season will be a president, congress and judiciary with new plans for America, plans that might include some hard times ahead for the natural world and the rules and institutions we’ve built to help care for it....

Closing the Circle: an Op-Ed Piece by David Morell

David Morell, operations manager of Sonoma Ecology Center’s Sonoma Biochar Initiative, has done more than most to spread the word on the water-, energy- and carbon-saving benefits of biochar. In the following Earth Day op-ed, Dr. Morell explains why biochar...