Sonoma Resource Conservation District

Ag Heritage Outings

For general information on our Agricultural Heritage Series public outings please visit our Education Page. There is no cost for these events. These outings are made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District's work with a quarter cent sales tax. We look forward to seeing you out on the land!

 


MAY 6, 2017

History of Ranching along the San Francisco Bay

 

When: Saturday, May 6

Time: 10 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Private property - address given to registrants only
Level: Moderate

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Join us to walk alongside the largest in-tact tidal salt marsh: the Petaluma Marsh. You’ll hear about the ranching legacy in the baylands and how local partners are working together to understand the river’s historical hydrology in order to identify and prioritize multi-benefit wetland restoration opportunities in the watershed.

 

Meet local rancher Craig Jacobsen, representatives from the Sonoma Resource Conservation District and other local partners as we:

  • preview a new short video “The Marsh: Baylands in Transition”
  • present some of the initial findings in the developing Petaluma River Historical Hydrology Study
  • see legacy of hay production and ranching near the bay
  • take in the stunning viewsheds of this dynamic watershed

The tour will highlight this protected 368 acre ranch as we walk out to a portion of the levee paralleling the Petaluma River. You won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity!

There is no cost for this event. This outing is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the Agricultural and Open Space District's work with a quarter cent sales tax. Part of the Agricultural Heritage Series presented by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District & the Sonoma Resource Conservation District.


 

JUNE 4, 2017

Trek Tolay: Celebrating Landscapes and Land Stewards

 

When: Sunday, June 4

Time: 9 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Tolay Lake Regional Park
Level: Strenuous

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Walk 5-miles across gently sloping terrain at the newly expanded Tolay Lake Regional Park to experience a landscape steeped in cultural history, ecological diversity, and breathtaking views spanning across the San Pablo Bay. Hear from Regional Parks and Sonoma Resource Conservation District staff about the mosaic of partnerships that work together to protect and conserve Sonoma County’s most treasured landscapes. Please wear appropriate attire for the weather and bring water and a snack. Parking is $7 or free with a Regional Parks membership. For more information, call (707) 483-0940. Registration is required, with details coming soon.

 

There is no cost for this event. This outing is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the Agricultural and Open Space District's work with a quarter cent sales tax. Part of the Agricultural Heritage Series presented by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District & the Sonoma Resource Conservation District.

 


 

JUNE 24, 2017
Open Field Farm Walk and Picnic

 

Time: 10am—1pm
Where: Open Field Farm, 2245 Springhill Road, Petaluma 94952
Level: Moderate

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Strawberries are back in season! There is nothing like a fresh picked ruby strawberry to invoke the arrival of summer. Join us to meet innovative and inspiring landowners Seth and Sarah James of Open Field Farm. Take a walking tour of the property where they raise grass fed beef, grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs all with organic and biodynamic practices. Experience Open Field Farm’s passion for sustainable agriculture, community and the natural environment. Strawberry sampling afterwards from fruit fresh from the field. BYO picnic lunch to enjoy at the barn!

This is an Agricultural Heritage Series outing hosted by the Sonoma Resource Conservation District. There is no cost for this event. This outing is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the Agricultural and Open Space District's work with a quarter cent sales tax and in partnership with Open Field Farm.