Showing posts from May, 2010

A Day At The Park - By Norris (Bob) Dyer

The following is featured in the May issue of the Petaluma Post : Rue Furch served on the Sonoma County Planning Commission for 16 years and was named Environmentalist of the Year by the Sonoma County Conservation Council in 2005. When the National Geographic Society sought an expert to identify places of interest for nature-lovers, she was an obvious choice to identify sites in our county. Rue knew about Shollenberger Park and last fall searched for someone to do a web page for the Society’s, then under construction. She finally found me, through David Keller, and the website and the page I fashioned went on line in January, thanks to Rue. I expanded the area to include the adjoining Alman Marsh and recently-opened Ellis Creek area. As I have written before, there are 46 million birders in this country, who create 32 billion dollars in retail sales yearly. I believe the website will attract visitors to our “Petaluma Wetlands." While here, they will not only

Petaluma River Cleanup this Saturday!

Saturday, May 8th (Plan on showing up around 8:30am to sign up and get refreshments) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Petaluma Marina, 781 Baywood Dr. Join the Petaluma River Cleanup for the 16th Annual Community Spring Cleaning of our Treasured River Wear gloves & boots: stuff that can get muddy, for land and water based clean-up efforts Bring your family & friends, watercraft welcome Help increase community pride. Experience the beauty of the river and learn about wildlife, recreation, and waste disposal. Enjoy an opportunity to conserve the beauty and vitality of our watershed. Become a solution to pollution! For more information: Call Bob at: 707-763-5086 Email -