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Southern Sonoma County Resource Conservation District

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Southern Sonoma County RCD is one of California's 103 resource conservation districts, whose principal mission is to improve resource management while supporting sustainable agriculture and our urban communities. SSCRCD covers Sonoma Creek Watershed from Kenwood to the Bay, Petaluma River Watershed and the upper half of Stemple Creek Watershed in Sonoma County.

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Petaluma Wetlands Alliance

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Petaluma Wetlands Alliance, a committee of Madrone Audubon, is dedicated to the creation, restoration and stewardship of publicly accessible wetlands and wildlife habitats. The group supports Shollenberger Park, Alman Marsh, the new wastewater treatment property nearby, and future wetland sites in the watershed.

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Friends of the Petaluma River

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Friends of the Petaluma River seeks to promote appreciation of the Petaluma River and to protect the vitality of its natural resources.

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Remembering David Yearsley, Champion of the Petaluma River

January 01, 2012 by Aleta George

Bay Nature mourns the untimely passing of David Yearsley, the founder and executive director of the Friends of the Petaluma River, in September 2011.

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Getting Closer to the Water in Petaluma

January 01, 2010 by Aleta George

River advocate David Yearsley continues his quest to connect people of all ages to the Petaluma River, now with a Petaluma River Heritage Center that focuses on boating, boatbuilding, and wetland restoration.

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Dredging up an Avian Oasis

July 01, 2004 by Bill O’Brien

What do you get when you scoop up 250,000 cubic yards of muck from the Petaluma River? Prime shorebird habitat, of course. Unlikely as it may seem, Shollenberger Park is a place where birders have spotted 150 bird species, from nesting avocets and stilts to harriers and egrets. And a new addition to the park will make it one of the largest publicly accessible stretches of wetlands in the Bay Area.

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