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Exploring California's Marine Protected Areas: Russian River State Marine Recreational Management Area, and Russian River State Marine Conservation Area

You sometimes see the phrase “All drains lead to the ocean” painted on the pavement near drainage grates in city streets, but this saying also holds true for watersheds across California. 672 more words


October Rains Push Russian River Flow Way Above Average, Helping Salmon

GUERNEVILLE, Sonoma County (KCBS) — Much of the Bay Area received above average rainfall during the month of October.

Reservoir levels are up in several counties, especially northern Sonoma County where the steady rainfall there is helping native fish populations. 153 more words


Coasting in Sonoma County...

The previous post showed some of the redwoods from Armstrong Grove, maybe 10 or 15 miles inlands from the Pacific ocean, upstream along the lovely and wine-producing Russian River. 114 more words


Mist and mirrors at dawn

As beautiful as the mornings are around here, we have to admit: it’s rare for us to get up at the crack of dawn (when we don’t have to), and rarer still for us to be in Guerneville, the neighboring town (four miles upriver from Monte Rio) as the sun is just coming up. 194 more words

Northern California

Crux, an Emerging Sonoma Star

One of my favorite magazines, Sunset, recently announced that October is Sonoma County Wine Month. I love Sonoma and personally could celebrate it every month. 1,012 more words


A harvest and folk festival by the sea

One of us grew up in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and as is so often the case, it’s the places closer to home that you don’t really think about—until it comes time to show around out-of-town friends or family, or maybe a day trip reveals a different side that was just never on the radar before. 698 more words

Northern California