Showing posts from August, 2009

Experience Shollenberger and Help the Community

The Carousel Fund Run/Walk will be a great way to show off the 171 acres of Petaluma's newly restored wetlands including the new Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility and Shollenberger Park. It is a small charge of $10.00 per person or $25.00 per family for the event. 100% of the entry fees go directly to the Carousel Fund . DATE September 27, 2009, 8:30am start LOCATION AND PARKING Race starts and finishes at the Ellis Creek entrance at 3890 Cypress Drive. Parking is limited, so please arrive early to allow time to find a spot. START TIMES Registration & Check-in: 7:30—8:15am Both races start at 8:30am Awards ceremony will begin after 10K race concludes BENEFICIARY 100% of race entry fees go directly to the Carousel Fund . The Carousel Fund is an all volunteer organization dedicated to assisting Petaluma families with children who suffer from catastrophic illnesses. DIVISIONS AND AWARDS •10K Awards: Medals to top three males and females. Ribbons for age groups M & F : 0-12

Sights & Sounds From An Asphalt Plant

Mowing Experience at Shollenberger

As more and more people learn about the invaluable restoration of the varied marsh habitats at Shollenberger Park, we are finding that even the City of Petaluma's Water Department maintenance staff has much to learn. Over the past 25 years, maintenance crews around the globe are re-learning how to provide for fire, weed, safety, road and flood management without damaging the existing important wildlife habitat along creeks, marshes, forests and waterfronts. So, this learning starts at home. Recent mowing of trail berms by Water Dept. staff has now become a "teachable moment" as acknowledged by the City. We are encouraged by the City's response and look forward to management practices for next year and years to come that meet the multiple objectives needed in such an important and complex project. Photo by Gerald Moore

Help Stop This From Happening

If we don't stop the Dutra Group from building this plant, this will be everyone's "welcome" to Petaluma and Sonoma County. “As previously mentioned, the entire area surrounding the project site west of Highway 101 is designated with a Scenic Resource zoning overlay. Application of the Visual Assessment Guidelines indicates that development of the project site would result in visual dominance of the area, which in combination with the high sensitivity assessment, would result in a significant impact to visual resources.” ~ Dutra Environmental Impact Report (Vol. 1, V.A. Aesthetics pg. 25) Please explore the links to the right for ways to help stop this plant from happening.

Help Save This Remarkable Park