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Greenway PCA Approved! At the August 2020 meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments, approval was granted for the Southeast Greenway to become a designated “Priority Conservation Area”, known as a PCA. These are special locations around the Bay Area deserving of long-term protection within one of the following …

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Santa Rosa Greenway Acquisition Moves Ahead

Santa Rosa Greenway Acquisition Moves Ahead Greenway Acquisition Moves Ahead Good news! On July 7th, the Santa Rosa City Council approved a five-year extension of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Southeast Greenway Community Partners. This MOU was first signed on July 7, 2015, establishing an agreement …

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Locals say coast and river were abused during pandemic

As positive cases of coronavirus creep up in Sonoma County, tourists swamp coast and river: so many complaints will county respond? Reports from locals talk about traffic cones being thrown down cliffs, concrete blockades moved for parking,  neighborhoods filled with cars….anything to get to the beach or river. Will we get shut down again?  Locals …

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COVID-19 Reveals a Crisis of Public Spaces – EcoWatch

“This lack of city parks puts further pressure on nearby rural areas. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (near San Francisco) and the Blue Ridge Parkway (near Washington, D.C.) had 15 million visitors apiece last year — more than triple the number at Yellowstone or Yosemite.” COVID-19 Reveals a Crisis of Public Spaces – EcoWatch …

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New order eases restrictions on Regional Parks closures

Parking in neighborhoods to get to parks is going to be a big problem. “Because of the optimistic trends we’re seeing, Sonoma County’s health officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, has issued a modified health order to allow residents to walk or bike to parks from their homes beginning Wednesday, April 29. “ New order eases restrictions …

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