Former Enviroleader Joins SEC’s Board of Directors

Former Enviroleader Joins SEC’s Board of Directors

A three-time Enviroleader alumna of Sonoma Ecology Center, Ava Castro recently joined Sonoma Ecology Center’s Board of Directors. We sat down with Ava to hear her perspective on the role of regenerative thinking in environmental work, and what she hopes to bring to SEC as a new member of our Board of Directors.

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SEC Expanded the Montini Trail Network through partnership with the City of Sonoma and American Conservation Experience | SEC expande la red de senderos en Montini a través de una colaboración con la Ciudad de Sonoma y American Conservation Experience

SEC Expanded the Montini Trail Network through partnership with the City of Sonoma and American Conservation Experience | SEC expande la red de senderos en Montini a través de una colaboración con la Ciudad de Sonoma y American Conservation Experience

[Español abajo]Sonoma Ecology Center has been stewarding Montini Open Space Preserve, a hilly 98-acre property at Sonoma’s northern edge, for over 10 years as a part of our mission to steward Sonoma Valley's natural heritage. We recently expanded the network of the...

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The Sheep Return to Montini

The Sheep Return to Montini

Together with the City of Sonoma, we are partnering with Perennial Grazing to bring grazers to Montini Open Space Preserve from June 2-12, 2023. By grazing at the Preserve, the sheep will perform much-needed fire fuel reduction work.  The method, developed in South...

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Meet Jack Hines: Our GIS Specialist

Meet Jack Hines: Our GIS Specialist

We sat down with Jack Hines, our GIS Specialist and Soundscape Specialist, to learn more about his work at Sonoma Ecology Center and his path to getting here. Tell us about your path to Sonoma Ecology Center. What has led you to become our GIS Specialist and...

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Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Community Works to Transform Sugarloaf into a More Accessible Space | La comunidad en el Parque Estatal Sugarloaf Ridge trabaja para transformar a Sugarloaf en un espacio más accesible

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Community Works to Transform Sugarloaf into a More Accessible Space | La comunidad en el Parque Estatal Sugarloaf Ridge trabaja para transformar a Sugarloaf en un espacio más accesible

The community at Sugarloaf, which comprises of staff, volunteers, and visitors understands that there is more to be done to make Sugarloaf a place that truly serves the diverse needs of those who frequent our park. Ongoing efforts to make Sugarloaf more accessible have been a collaborative endeavor between Sugarloaf staff and the community we serve. Using a grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation, Sugarloaf staff are working with Judy and Bonnie to assess the conditions of the park and create a plan on how we can make the park more accessible for hikers with limited mobility.

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