Meet at Shollenberger Park, just inside the gate near Kiosk #1.

Regular Workdays for Habitat Restoration are the 2nd Sunday and last Saturday of every month. In addition, we also arrange special planting/weeding days for specific groups, such as boy scouts, schoolchildren, local businesses, and the community. Our goals are to replace the most invasive species, like thistles and pepperweed, with native plants to improve the habitats for wildlife.We usually meet at Kiosk #1, just inside the gate of Shollenberger Park. In the winter months, we plant and/or weed 9:00 to Noon; in the summer months, we water and/or weed 8:00 to 11:00 AM. Rain cancels. These restoration days are open to all, and we encourage you to join us. For more information or to add your name to our list of restoration volunteers, contact Mary Edith at or 707-763-3577.

April 11, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Shollenberger Park
 2015 Spring Feather Fest for Kids by Al Hesla
The 2015 Spring Feather Fest for Kids, an annual event, will be held at Petaluma’s Shollenberger Park on April 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is designed for kids ages six to twelve and their parents as a follow-up activity to the annual Petaluma Christmas Bird Count for Kids. We will be forming small teams to be led by PWA docents and focusing on the birds’ nesting behaviors that should be easily observed this time of year. Following the walk, the teams will gather at the
picnic tables at Shollenberger to have a tailgate lunch to be provided at $3.00 per person (kids and adults). We will wrap up the morning discussing the teams’ observations of the nesting behaviors of the various bird species recorded. If you know of any families that might be interested in this fun annual tradition, have them contact me by phone at 765-9411 or by email at


Second Saturday of each Month, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Docent-led walk at Alman Marsh.  Meet at the kiosk on the southern edge of the Petaluma Marina/Sheraton Hotel.  Rain cancels.  Contact Gerald Moore, 707-763-3577.

Third Saturday of each Month, 10:00 AM Docent-led children/family nature walks at Shollenberger Park in English and Spanish.  One to two hours, dependent on age of children.  Meet at the first kiosk.  Rain cancels.  For the walk in English, contact Mary Edith Moore, 707-763-3577.  For the walk in Spanish, contact Connie Peabody, 707-338-2237.

Fourth Saturday of each Month, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Docent-led bird/nature walk at the Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility ponds.  Meet in the parking lot on the left, immediately inside the entrance gates at the end of Cypress Drive.  Rain cancels.  Contact Gerald Moore, 707-763-3577.


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