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Engage with Community, Get Outside

 

Events

Come join Conservation Works as we celebrate our successes together, connect with nature, and take direct action for conservation and resource protection in the beautiful place we call home.  We'll make it easy for you to get outside and take direct action to help local wildlife, save water, address climate change and so much more!  

 

Come Plant Flowers and Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies with Us!  

 

2022 Hike for Habitat Website Event page

Saturday May 14, 2022 9:00 - 12:00  |  Planting for Monarchs Together at Jeff Bodwin Community Garden

Location: Meet at the Jeff Bodwin Community Garden in Andy’s Unity Park, Northwest corner.
3399 Mooreland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA

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Saturday May 21, 2022 9:00 - 12:00  |  Planting for  Monarch Together at Bayer Farm 

Location: Meet at Bayer Farm in the heart of Roseland 
1550 West Avenue, Santa Rosa

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Join Conservation Works in support of pollinators and Monarchs! Plant Flowers, Plant Milkweed!

This month there will be an exciting opportunity to support monarchs and pollinators with our own two hands -- two new pollinator gardens will be added to community gardens right here in Santa Rosa! Our gardens will support pollinators in general, and Monarch butterflies in particular, with nectar plants and milkweed. Come get your hands dirty!

All events will align with the current regional health guidelines. Please bring a mask and be prepared to wear it when indoors (in the bathrooms), and when 6 feet of courtesy distance cannot be maintained from others. If you do not feel well, please do not attend.

For all questions about this event, please contact Oona Heacock, Executive Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at  (707)978-4149


2022 Hike For Habitat Fundraising Event 

 

2022 Hike for Habitat Website Event page

Saturday May 7th, 2022 9:00 - 12:00  |  Guided Hike to View Wildflowers and Learn about Habitats 

Location: Kortum Trail & Pomo Canyon Red Hill Trails, Highway 1 and Shell Beach Road, Jenner

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The Kortum trail was named after Bill and Lucy Kortum (co-founders of Coastwalk), two great environmental heroes of Sonoma County who were responsible for stopping the nuclear power plant at Bodega Head and lead the grassroots environmental movement that resulted in passage of the Coastal Act that balances development with preservation of coastal resources and public access. The Shell Beach to Blind Beach section of the Kortum trail is a 4 ½ mile out/back trail which offers gorgeous views of the Sonoma Coast and its wildlife.  There are many coastal prairie flowers blooming and raptors soaring over the bluffs. This is also grey whale migration season so it is likely to see spouts of grey whales returning north to their feeding grounds. The trail leads you to Sunset Boulders where you can see evidence of Mammoth rubbings, which once roamed this coastal terrace.  Pomo Canyon Red Hill Trail is southeast of Goat Rock and the Russian River mouth, on Pomo land and the site of a former ranch, lies 1,062-foot-tall Red Hill. On the hike up from Shell Beach, watch for sea pink, a native coastal wildflower that produces ball-shaped clusters of bright-pink blooms on long stalks every May and June.  

The Kortum trail is moderate and mostly flat with stairs that lead down from the Shell Beach parking lot and is rated as easy .  Pomo Canyon Red Hill Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jenner, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate difficulty.  

This is our Third Annual Hike for Habitat will be both in person as well as online for people like YOU to support our work in habitat restoration and other resource protection!  Anyone is welcome to join us for the walk, or meet then strike off at a faster pace–or even run/jog–and everyone can proceed at their own pace. Being outdoors celebrating together is the key!

Our Goal this year is $20,000, so please visit our Donately fundraising page and help us meet our goal!  https://pages.donately.com/conservationworks/campaign/conservation-works-hike-for-habitat

 


2022 Native Grasses Workshops at Paradise Ridge Winery, Sonoma County 

 

EVENT PASSED Saturday February 5, 2022 9:00 - 12:00 | Site Preparation Day and Workshop Previewshutterstock 1073321558 1

Location:  Paradise Ridge Tasting Room 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa. Click Here for DIRECTIONS

Want to learn more about native grasses and try your hand at planting? Join Conservation Works as we prepare and plant the slope below the Paradise Ridge Tasting Room.  Come learn while you lend a hand to remove invasive plant species and do site preparation before the Native Grasses Planting Day on February 19th. 

Bring: Weather-appropriate, layered clothing, hat and shoes. Water bottle.

Provided: Tools, gloves, snacks and coffee!

Please Note: All in-person events follow current Sonoma County health orders and guidelines for group activities to keep everyone safe during COVID-19. Masks and social distancing will be required. We will be limiting this event to 12 participants.  lease note that you will be working on uneven and/or sloped ground. Weather: Barring extreme weather conditions, the events will proceed rain or shine.

Please contact Katharine Gabor (707)978-4149 or katharineThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

 

man planting grassEVENT PASSED Saturday February 19th: 9:00-12:00 | Native Grasses Planting and Workshop

Location:  Paradise Ridge Tasting Room 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa. Click Here for DIRECTIONS

Come learn how to plant grass plugs and seeds, grasslands ecosystems, fire ecology, and the relationship of native grasses and climate change.

When: Saturday, February 19, 9 am to noon.

Bring: Weather-appropriate, layered clothing, hat and shoes. Water bottle.

Provided: Tools, gloves, snacks and coffee!

Please Note: All in-person events follow current Sonoma County health orders and guidelines for group activities to keep everyone safe during COVID-19. Masks and social distancing will be required. We will be limiting this event to 12 participants.  lease note that you will be working on uneven and/or sloped ground. Weather: Barring extreme weather conditions, the events will proceed rain or shine.

Please contact Katharine Gabor (707)978-4149 or katharineThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

These workshops are made possible by the generous support of the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation and the Strong Foundation for Environmental Values and other community donors.  Thank you!

 


EVENT PASSED Roseland Creek Clean-Up with Envirichment, Sonoma County 

November 14, 2021 1- 3:00

 

Let's TAKE ACTION to keep our creeks clean! Fall is an excellent time to pick up litter! Why you ask? Well, that litter you see in local creeks flow into larger bodies of water; rivers, lagunas, esteros, sloughs, bays, and ultimately the Pacific Ocean. Trash and pollutants that enter our creeks, in addition to being unsightly, negatively impact water quality, wildlife, and even flood protection measures. 


 

EVENT PASSED 2021 Online Auction

OCT 16 - OCT 26

JOIN FROM ANYWHERE IN THE USA BECAUSE WE HAVE GONE VIRTUAL!

Due to COVID19, we have once again pivoted away from our lovely live auction and barbecue to an online auction utilizing BiddingOwl. Our auction begins on October 16th, ending on October 26, 2021, but you can preview the exciting Lots today by clicking here



Introducing Native Grasses- Ecology, Fire, and Climate Resilience in the Willits Watershed - Lend a hand for a better Climate Future!

 

Saturday, August 28, 2021 9:00- 1:00

Come join Conservation Works workshop on August 28, 2021 for an Introduction to Native Grasses in the Willits Watershed.

  • Learn about grasslands ecosystems, fire ecology, and the relationship of native grasses and climate change
  • Walk with a conservationist to view native grasses and see a post-fire habitat in recovery
  • Make “seed bombs” aiding native grasses propagation