Grab your binoculars and join LandPaths in partnership with the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District for an all-access outing at Shollenberger and the Petaluma Marsh, geared towards all folks on foot and in wheels (balance bikes, strollers, walkers and wheelchairs). This outing is geared towards folks interested in taking a leisurely pace with many stops to enjoy the wildlife as we roll/walk around the wetlands.Docents from the Petaluma Wetalands alliance (PWA) will guide us in finding and identifying the various birds that congretate to this "birding hotspot." Binoculars will be available to borrow. We’ll tell the stories of the Petaluma Marsh throughout the past decades, as we see firsthand the importance of this biologically diverse ecosystem. This is a family friendly and ADA accessible outing.
The Petaluma Wetlands Alliance:
A special thank you to the Petaluma Wetlands Alliance for their continuous conservation efforts at Shollenberger Park, Alman Marsh, and the Ellis Creek Wetlands. Please visit their website to learn more about their mission and to find out how to get involved.
Location, Directions & Time:
Date and Time: September 15th, 9am-12pm
Location and Directions: We will meet at the parking lot for Shollenberger Park. 1400 Cader Lane, Petaluma: To reach Shollenberger Park from Hwy 101, go east on Lakeville Hwy. (Hwy.116 East) one mile to South McDowell Extension. Turn right (south) and proceed about ¼ mile to the far side of the U. S. Postal Service Buildings. Turn right there at a tiny lane marked with a simple street sign, "City Park." This turn-off is at the foot of Cader Lane. Fifty yards down the primitive lane is a paved parking lot. The lane continues as a trail leading up onto the loop trail on the main dike.
- This outing is geared specifically towards slow rollers of all types
- Family members, caregivers and children are welcome.
- There is an ADA accessible restroom in the parking lot where we will begin & end
- If email is not your preferred form of contact, please register via telephone: 7070-544-7284 ext 100
To register, please click here.
The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District protects land in Sonoma County and LandPaths connects you with that land. This program is made possible through a partnership between the District and non-profit partner LandPaths. It is sponsored by the voters of Sonoma County who funded the District's work with a quarter-cent sales tax, and is coordinated & guided by LandPaths.