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Sonoma Ecology Center Named Nonprofit of the Year

Sonoma Ecology Center Named Nonprofit of the Year

Sonoma Ecology Center is thrilled to be named Nonprofit of the Year by state Sen. Bill Dodd in acknowledgment of our 30-year history of environmental stewardship in Sonoma Valley and, most recently, for our leadership role in post-fire recovery and the closure of SDC....

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Doug McConnell Turns Camera on Valley’s Post-Fire Landscape

Doug McConnell Turns Camera on Valley’s Post-Fire Landscape

We love Doug McConnell, and not just because he once visited us at Sonoma Garden Park. For decades McConnell has been the Bay Area’s tour guide, showing generations of viewers all the people and places – especially natural places – that make the Bay Area great. His...

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SEC’s John Roney Honored by State for Heroism

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...

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Valley Forum: Toward a Sustainable Future

Valley Forum: Toward a Sustainable Future

The warmth of spring is finally reaching out across Sonoma, bringing with it impossibly green fields and bursts of color as wildflowers show up in quantities we haven’t seen in years. It’s a stark counterpoint to the bleak landscapes of last winter after the fires, a...

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Life After Fire

From the Bohemian. Every weekend since December, the Sonoma Ecology Center has been leading hikes into local wildlands to see how they are faring after the Tubbs and Nuns fires whipped through Sonoma Valley. READ MORE

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How green was my Valley (in 2016)?

How green was my Valley (in 2016)?

We're very proud of this op-ed piece which ran last week in the Sonoma Index-Tribune. Sonoma Valley's environmental accomplishments of 2016 weren't small, and they demonstrate how patience and dedication can pay off. They also provide a positive example for those of...

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Highway 12 tree project branches out

From the Sonoma Index-Tribune. Local teens are being transformed into modern-day Johnny Appleseeds as the Sonoma Ecology Center prepares to send out arboreal ambassadors to pave the way for new shade trees along the woefully tree-deficient Highway 12 corridor. The...

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New methods for tracking old waterways

The Press Democrat has a story on how our own Alex Young, GIS manager at Sonoma Ecology Center, is working with historical ecologist Arthur Dawson and others in an effort to map Sonoma Valley's waterways before they were altered by settlers: Sleuthing for Sonoma...

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