by Nicole Na
A week from now, I’ll be squeezed into a car with my partner, our dog and all of our belongings, traveling up 788 miles of the West Coast. It’s with a simultaneously heavy and thrilled heart that I leave Sonoma Land Trust for a fresh start in sparkling, forested Seattle. Today marks the end of my penultimate week in Santa Rosa.
by Ingrid Spetz
The children gathered round in their white blouses, green ruffled skirts and flower-laden hair. A hush fell over the crowd as these sweet-faced girls put on their smiles and gathered the edges of their skirts. The music started — and so began a dizzying array of twirling skirts and stepping feet.
No, this wasn’t a Cinco de Mayo celebration; it was one of the activities featured during this year’s Dia del Niño celebration at Maxwell Farms Regional Park in Sonoma Valley. The dancers were the folkloric dance troupe from El Verano School. Their performance was one of the highlights of the day, when everyone came together and rejoiced in celebrating the children.
by Kyle Pinjuv
“Every man has to learn the points of compass again as often as he awakes, whether from sleep or any abstraction. Not till we are lost, in other words, not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves ..."
— Henry David Thoreau
Corby Hines, Sonoma Land Trust’s outings guide, had given me one instruction before beginning the 15.2-mile ascent to the summit of Pole Mountain …
Sonoma Land Trust is a local nonprofit based in Santa Rosa, CA, that conserves scenic, natural, agricultural and open lands in Sonoma County for the benefit of the community and future generations. This blog focuses on SLT's stewardship team, whose members do hands-on work to directly protect, restore, and safeguard the land for generations to come.