One of the most at risk greenbelts in Sonoma County is the wildlife corridor that runs through the Sonoma Developmental Center in Glen Ellen. Greenbelt Alliance highlighted this precious state owned property in our report on the most threatened open space areas in the Bay Area, At Risk 2017.
Greenbelt Alliance and our supporters joined several hundred people who turned out to speak up for the protection of the lands where the Sonoma Developmental Center now stands. The heart of the discussion focused on how to shape the future of the historic campus after it closes at the end of the year.
Our goal is to achieve secure, full, permanent protection for 750 acres of the wildlife corridor after the historic center closes at the end of 2018. As a key step in the process, we have already successfully designated critical lands on the flanks of Sonoma Mountain as a community separator.
If you love Sonoma Valley and care about the future of its amazing greenbelt, please share your thoughts with North Bay Regional Director Teri Shore via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will keep you in the loop.
You can also learn more from Transform SDC and the Glen Ellen Forum.
Photo: Sonoma Developmental Center