Barlow's berry pickers at the old swimming hole on Atascadero Creek at Miller's Dairy, Mill Station Road (courtesy Western Sonoma County Historical Society)

Barlow’s berry pickers at the old swimming hole on Atascadero Creek at Miller’s Dairy, Mill Station Road (courtesy Western Sonoma County Historical Society)

7 Miles, Brisk Pace

I’ll be leading the next-to-last walk for 2014 with this brisk, 7-mile trek in the Laguna de Santa Rosa. I’ve created a new walk featuring the cultural history of the area that will include occasional stops along the trails. Meet at the downtown plaza at 9:00 a.m.

Wear sunscreen, a hat and walking shoes. Bring water and a snack.

Heavy rain cancels.

Leader: Geoffrey Skinner.

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Government campgrounds near the Laguna and Santa Rosa Avenue, circa 1940 (courtesy Western Sonoma County Historical Society)

Government campgrounds near the Laguna and Santa Rosa Avenue, circa 1940 (courtesy Western Sonoma County Historical Society)


Joe Rodota trail sign in Sebastopol

Joe Rodota trail sign in Sebastopol

I commute on the Rodota Trail between Sebastopol and Santa Rosa every day. Until the Great Recession hit Sonoma County Regional Parks’ budget, crews kept the trash under control, but over the past several years, some parts of the trail have unfortunately gotten trashier and trashier. Now that the County’s tax receipts are rising again, Parks staff are once again able to keep the Joe Rodota and West County trails between Santa Rosa and Forestville in better shape.  Particularly along the stretch between the Prince Memorial Greenway and South Wright Road, crews have removed transient camps, hauled away tons of trash, cut weeds, etc. They’ve also repaired the trail surface in a number of places. Finally, Regional parks will install new directional signs  in Sebastopol to help trail users navigate the West County Trail connection. Thank you, Regional Parks!

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  • Laguna to Atascadero Watershed, Saturday, October 25, 2014 October 20, 2014
    7 Miles, Brisk Pace Meet at the downtown plaza at 9:00 a.m. for this brisk, 7-mile trek in the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Geoffrey Skinner has created this new walk featuring the cultural history of the area that will include occasional stops along the trails. Wear sunscreen, a hat and walking shoes. Bring water and [...]
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