One Step Closer to Creating a Linked Chain of Parks

We want to share the good news reported in the March 30, 2019, Press Democrat. Sonoma Land Trust, (SLT) in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks and Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, has acquired a 54-acre addition to Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve, extending the park closer to neighborhoods in South Santa Rosa. In addition to providing people with an easy access to Taylor Mountain, it will also protect important wildlife habitat near Cooper Creek, a tributary of Matanzas Creek.

According to Regional Parks Director Bert Whitaker, future park plans call for 17 miles of trails in Taylor Mountain Regional Park including a mile-long connector to the Cooper Creek addition. In the article Whitaker says that he is “particularly excited” about the long-term prospects of how the addition might fit in with the Greenway Project. “In my mind, that’s one of the really big things about this, is it really fulfills that goal we have of connections between open spaces throughout the county, with good regional trails.” Read the full article here and be sure to watch Sonoma Land Trust’s wonderful short video, which is embedded in the article.