Staff Highlight: Ross Adams, Restoration Project Manager

Meet Ross Adams: Restoration Project Manager Ross Adams has helped support and lead our restoration crew through a wide variety of projects over the past year with Sonoma Ecology Center. Whether it’s pulling broom or wielding a chain saw we’re grateful to...

Staff Highlight: Alma Shaw, Senderos Naturales Project Coordinator

Alma Shaw is Sugarloaf Ridge State Park’s Bilingual Events Coordinator and the Program Lead for the Spanish-speaking hiking and workshop program Senderos Naturales. In her tenure here with us Alma has significantly grown our program to reach widely throughout Sonoma,...

The Project to Uncover SDC’s Biodiversity

When taking a walk through the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) campus, one is struck immediately with its striking buildings and the plane trees that arch over this charismatic and much-discussed property. However, there’s much more than first meets the eye in this...

Harnessing the Bounty of the Wet Season

How can we harness the bounty of the wet season all year long?  In the middle of California’s rainy season, it’s easy to think that water is abundant. Just a month ago, storms were passing through regularly, creeks were rushing, grassy hills were vibrant green, and...

Staff Highlight: Cali Pearce

Introducing Cali Pearce: AmeriCorps Member for Volunteer Infrastructure Services Cali Pearce joined our team as our first ever Americorp volunteer to help Sonoma Ecology Center bring it’s volunteer management system into the digital age and shape our volunteer...

The Life Cycle of Chinook in Sonoma Creek

The Chinook salmon that have been making their run up the Sonoma Creek watershed are reaching the end of their life cycle. In the video below you can catch a glimpse of changes their bodies undergo as they enter a rapid senescence – a process observed in salmon...