Latest from Shollenberger Park

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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Moms for Clean Air

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A grassroots group in Petaluma fighting a proposed asphalt plant across the Petaluma River from Shollenberger Marsh.

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Shollenberger Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Stroll, bike, or jog the main path or watch for birds along the Petaluma River. Formerly an unappreciated dredged spoils ...

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Images of activism

January 27, 2012 by Paul Epstein

Petaluma photographer Scott Hess never shied from a debate about conservation. He's hiked, admittedly illicitly, around Lafferty Ranch to reveal the property's hidden beauty, and once snapped pinups of "ecobabes" for a calendar on climate change. In this Q&A, Hess explains how his activism and photography intersect, and the pitfalls of doing what you love most.

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Asphalt Plant Controversy in Petaluma Wetland

September 30, 2010 by Wesley Clark

Shollenberger Marsh in Petaluma might be an old dredge spoils pond, but it’s become a haven for dozens of bird ...

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Asphalt Plant Proposed Near Shollenberger Park

April 20, 2009 by Daniel McGlynn

Field Notes slide show from Shollenberger Park in Petaluma, CA. The park, which is both a former industrial site and ...

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Environmental Building Boom

April 01, 2006 by Aleta George

The North Bay is having a bit of an environmental building boom. PRBO Conservation Science, the noted research organization based ...

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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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