Completing the Circle of Greenbelts in Sonoma County

On Wednesday, March 2, Sonoma County’s first public workshop on renewing and strengthening community separators was abuzz with conservationists, business owners, elected officials, city planners, teachers, water experts, old-timers, and new residents. Three more public workshops are planned before a first draft proposal is presented to the Sonoma County Planning Commission on May 5.

The public workshops are first big steps toward finally completing the circle of greenbelts around Sonoma County’s cities, towns, and communities! We need your support to ensure the County follows through on renewing and strengthening community separators. Below are ways you can help.


Attend a Meeting

Greenbelt Alliance will keep you in the loop with ongoing campaign meetings, including a post-workshop debrief soon. Three more public workshops are planned before a first draft proposal is presented to the Sonoma County Planning Commission in May.

Kenwood Workshop
Date: Wednesday, March 30
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Place: Kenwood Fire Department, 9045 Highway 12, Kenwood, CA 95452

Cloverdale Workshop
Wednesday, April 6
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Place: Veterans Memorial Building, 205 West 1st Street, Cloverdale, CA 95425

Petaluma Workshop
Wednesday, April 13
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Place: Petaluma Community Center, 320 North McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma, CA 94954

Click here for full workshop details



We need people throughout Sonoma County to come together in support of community separators. If you answer yes to any of the questions below, contact me at or 707-575-3661 to get involved.

  • Are you interested in becoming a community champion for greenbelts in Petaluma, Sebastopol, Windsor, Healdsburg, Petaluma, or Cloverdale?
  • Do you know your City Council?
  • Do you know people in Rotary, Kiwanis, or other civic groups who care about greenbelts?
  • Do you belong to a church congregation who cares about greenbelts?
  • Do know business people who care about greenbelts and how they support our economy?
  • Can you help me plan walks and bike rides to your community separator?


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3 Comments on “Completing the Circle of Greenbelts in Sonoma County

  1. I hope you are urging appropriate planning in Sonoma county’s towns as part of protecting greenbelts. Otherwise, environmental, let alone equity and other sustainability priorities will not be met
    Betty Pagett, Petaluma

    • Hi Betty,

      Yes of course! Have you checked out our policies on smart growth, Urban Growth Boundaries, affordable housing and all the work we do to support the right development in the right places?


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