Archive for the ‘Environment’ category

Explore Poppy Creek

May 21, 2007

Explore Poppy Creek as it winds its way through the JC neighborhood and into our own North JC neighborhood via Long’s parking lot.  Thanks to the fine folks from LandPaths and Alistair Bleifuss, Creek Steward for the City of Santa Rosa, this great tour will allow us to learn more about what we can do for the two urban creeks (the other one is Paulin Creek) that flow through our neighborhood.  This 2-3 mile urban walk & talk will finish with a picnic dinner and possible project in Steele Lane Park, (hopefully soon to be renamed Poppy Creek Park).  “Poppy Creek Park” is located behind Steele Lane School at the end of Schurman Dr. off of Rowe Dr.

Meet at the park on Thursday, June 7, 5:30 p.m., The City will provide Rosie the Trolley to shuttle us to the start of our walk near the rural cemetery.  If you would like to join us, drop a line at or call 707.524.9318 and you will be provided details on where to meet, what to bring, etc. We should be done by 8:00 p.m.


Paulin Creek Preserve Walk

May 2, 2007

As you may recall, Paulin Creek flows between out neighborhood and the County Center. Now get an inside look at this beautiful piece of urban open space east of us near Sutter Hospital, protected with help from the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District. We’ll explore the preserve, including its riparian and creek habitats, highlighting its easy trails & botanical diversity.
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2007
Time: mid day
Reservations: Email or call Landpaths Event Line 524-9318.

Planting Poppy Creek

March 11, 2007

Poppy Creek workday

Thanks to Landpaths IOOBY (In Our Own Back Yard) program along with the City of Santa Rosa for coordinating a workday on Poppy Creek in Steele Lane park on March 7. Twenty sixth graders from Hidden Valley School teamed up with twenty third graders from neighboring Steele Lane Elementary to plant native plants along the north bank of the creek. The morning activity forged some bonds between the children and their local environment, and also brought out some neighbors to help with the project. Thanks to all who participated!