Spring is all about renewal, a theme near and dear to the hearts of Sonoma Valley residents these days as they recover from last October’s wildfires. Maybe that’s why they’ve been so appreciative of our fire recovery work of recent months, and why our Fire Recovery Walks are always so well attended.

The wonders of spring – the green meadows and hillsides, colorful blooms, pleasant rain showers, and of course the wildflowers – serve to enhance that feeling of rebirth and recovery, right when we needed it most. So what better way to usher in spring’s bounty than with an Earth Week celebration – a series of events, activities, partnerships and calls to action designed to bring our Valley together around the appreciation and enjoyment of Earth’s gifts.

As our Earth Week 2018 listings demonstrate, Sonoma Valley is brimming with people eager to gather for a wildflower walk, or help their community achieve sustainability, or seek political solutions for a cleaner and healthier environment. How will you celebrate this special time of year?

Earth Day itself (which we consider to be Sonoma Ecology Center’s birthday) comes on Sunday, April 22, and we’ll be joining our friends at the Earth Care Festival at First Congregational Church of Sonoma to enjoy some music, food, speakers and activities for kids. We hope to see you there!