Did you know that two perennial creeks flow through Sebastopol? If you missed last year’s Watersheds Walk, take a hike on Saturday, Feb. 26 and get to know the topography and history of Sebastopol’s watersheds on this 5.5 mile walk that explores the sometimes hidden paths of Calder and Zimpher creeks as they travel to the Laguna de Santa Rosa. We’ll wander through several parks, visit an artesian well, and take a look at how Sebastopol’s storm sewer system relates to our creeks.

Confluence of Calder Creek and the Laguna de Santa Rosa

The walk begins at the Sebastopol Plaza (Petaluma Ave. and McKinley St.) at 9am. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and bring water, sunscreen and a snack. Heavy rain cancels. After the walk some of the group may wish to have lunch at a Sebastopol restaurant.  Leaders for this walk are Geoffrey Skinner (blog author) and biologist Joan Schwan.

This walk is part of a series of walks around the City of Sebastopol — and one of many walks throughout Sonoma County now listed on the iWalk Sonoma website. iWalk Sonoma is a project of Healthy Sonoma 2020.

For more information, please contact Geoffrey Skinner

Check out a few photos of Zimpher Creek on Flickr.