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Sonoma parks turn to South Africa, elsewhere for funding ideas

September 17, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

What does South Africa and Sonoma County have in common? Both suffer from debilitating shortages of public funds for parks. ...

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Jack London State Historic Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

This historic park lures hikers with its spring wildflowers and autumn color displays. Visitors to the former estate of writer ...

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First to the finish line: Jack London State Park

May 02, 2012 by Joan Hamilton

For the past 35 years, Valley of the Moon Natural History Association has been helping greet and educate visitors at the Jack London State Historic Park in Sonoma County.As of May 1, however, it’s taken charge of the whole park: 1,400 acres, 10,000 artifacts, and more than a dozen historic buildings.

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A Little Help from Our Friends

January 01, 2012 by Joan Hamilton

In spring 2011, the bad news about California's state parks hit: 70 parks were slated for closure by July 2012, including 18 in the Bay Area. Since then, volunteers, nonprofits, and public agencies have mobilized to contain the damage. At Henry Coe State Park, donations will keep the park running with existing staff. In Sonoma, closure loomed for five parks and groups have joined forces to create new models of park operation.

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Saving Sonoma Mountain

October 22, 2009 by Nicola DeRobertis-Theye

At 2,463 feet, Sonoma Mountain is not even close to our region's tallest peak. But its broad slopes hold a remarkable diversity of iconic Bay Area landscapes, from redwood groves to oak woodlands to ranchlands and vineyards. And at the summit, the views sweep from ocean to valley. With new acquisitions and trails in the works, public access to those views keeps getting better and better.

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Recalling the Wild

October 01, 2006 by Gregory Hayes

Walk a few miles in Jack London's boots to see the landscape he declared more beautiful than any he'd seen in all his travels.

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