Ecological Corridors Event

Hi Watersheders:

Not sure if you all saw this notice.  It sounds like a great educational
event I hope some folks from our group can go.

– Jean

Ecological Corridors of Sonoma County   May 11, 2007  2:00-5:00 pm

Hi all,
This will be a great event for a great book that daylights the scientific
rigor of how valuable corridors are for plants, animals and with riparian
corridors read – water & watershed health!
For the many folks involved in the various processes of land protection and
land use planning (i.e., GP 2020 update), specifically as it relates to this
whole riparian set back issue, this will be a perfect event to come get
inspired! And get informed with the science on why we should continue to
fight the “property rights” aka “property wrongs” movement in the county
that has so egregiously used fear and lies to strong-arm our public decision
makers into capitulating on expanding the protection of our collective
public trust resources that so elegantly interweave us all together!

In creating corridors conducive to community connectivity I trust,

Attached and below is information is on our May 11 corridor event.
Please post in appropriate places or use it to help us notify folks.
Thanks, Adina Merenlender

Sonoma Ecology Center, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open
Space District, and UC Cooperative Extension presents:

Ecological Corridors of Sonoma County

May 11, 2007
2:00-5:00 pm
Sonoma Development Center, Sonoma Valley

Join us to learn how establishing corridors that allow animals and plants to
move between natural areas may be essential for conserving biodiversity in
parts of Sonoma County. Caitlin Cornwall of the Sonoma Ecology Center, Tom
Robinson with the SCAPOSD, and others will present on-the-ground examples of
corridor projects in Sonoma County.

This event also features experts on the scientific concepts and evidence
regarding the use of corridors for biodiversity protection; including Jodi
Hilty, William Lidicker, and Adina Merenlender, authors of ³Corridor
Ecology: The Science and Practice of Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity
Conservation² ­ a recently published book that reviews conservation science
and provides practical experience for maintaining, enhancing, and creating
connectivity between natural areas.

Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

FROM THE SOUTH to southern Sonoma Valley:
Take the Hwy 37 exit off Hwy 101. Go north to Hwy 121 at Sears Point. Turn
north (left) onto Hwy 121. Proceed approximately 5 miles to the Hwy 116
junction. Go straight through the intersection onto 116.

FROM THE EAST to southern Sonoma Valley:
Take the Hwy 12 exit off Interstate 80, following signs for Napa/Sonoma.
Follow Hwy 12 through the hills, past the Napa turnoff, through more hills,
past the Broadway turnoff for the city of Sonoma, to a stop sign. Turn north
on Hwy 116.

FROM SOUTHERN SONOMA VALLEY to Sonoma Developmental Center:
Proceed about 2 miles on Hwy 116. Just before the traffic light at Arnold
Drive, veer right onto Arnold Dr. toward Glen Ellen. (116 turns to the left
toward Petaluma). Proceed approximately 6 miles through several traffic
lights to Sonoma Developmental Center, which looks like a college campus. At
the Center¹s second stop sign (main intersection), turn left onto Harney.

FROM THE NORTH to Sonoma Developmental Center:
From Hwy 12, 3 miles south of Kenwood, turn right onto Arnold Dr., following
signs for Glen Ellen. Proceed on Arnold Drive through Glen Ellen,
approximately 2 miles to Sonoma Developmental Center, which looks like a
college campus. At the main Sonoma Developmental Center intersection (the
first stop sign inside the campus) turn right onto Harney.

When the road dead-ends after one block, turn left onto Sonoma. Take the
first right onto Wilson. MacDougall is the first building on the left, at
the southwest corner of Wilson and Sonoma. Park on the street, obeying
signs, or in the lot just past the building. The meeting is in the first
room on the left as you enter the door facing Wilson.
Contact (707) 322-1400 if you get lost.