Protecting Urban Wildlands in Petaluma

Collaborating with neighbors, landowners and community leaders, Dr. Schindler is seeking to permanently protect 30 acres of natural grassland and woodland habitat in Petaluma from potential development.

All Aboard The Smart Train

The long-awaited Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is now running full speed ahead with daily and weekend service from downtown San Rafael to the Sonoma County Airport.

Community Separators Put to the Test

After Sonoma County voters passed Measure K to protect community separators for the next 20 years, a resort is being proposed in the community separator.

Crafting a Vision for Sonoma County

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to work with partners to launch an update of the General Plan, the blueprint for Sonoma County’s future. Read more.

Teri Shore: Environmentalist of the Year

Sonoma County Conservation Council board member, Wendy Krupnick, presented the Ernestine Smith Environmentalist of the Year Award to Teri Shore, North Bay Regional Director for Greenbelt Alliance.

North Coast Forest Conservation Conference: Teri’s Journey

Greenbelt Alliance was a co-sponsor of the North Coast Forest Conservation Conference where we joined with foresters, tribes, advocates, and landowners to learn and partner on ways we can protect the forested lands that are critical to the Bay Area’s greenbelt.

Windsor to Vote on Urban Growth Boundary

Recent polling found that 75% of Windsor’s residents want to renew their urban growth boundary before it expires at the end of 2017. Read more.

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: DeTurk Winery Village in Historic Santa Rosa

Greenbelt Alliance is endorsing the proposed DeTurk Winery Village mixed-used project located near the Railroad Square Historic District and future SMART train station in downtown Santa Rosa. If approved and built, it will provide 185 homes—15 of which will be for low-income residents. The project will incorporate the historic red-brick DeTurk Winery building, which withstood the 1906 earthquake. It will include approximately 20,000 square feet of existing commercial space within the rehabilitated… Read More

Sonoma County Sees Gains in Open Space Protection, but Threats Remain, Report Finds

By J.D. Morris Over the past five years, Sonoma County has nearly cut in half the amount of open space that could be paved over by future development, according to a new report from a national environmental group. A combination of voter-approved growth boundaries, greenbelts separating cities and taxpayer-funded land conservation means Sonoma County fares much better than other Bay Area counties in protecting its open space, the San Francisco-based Greenbelt Alliance… Read More

Bay Area Voted for a Sustainable and Inclusive Future

In sharp contrast to the national election results, Bay Area election results showed millions of voters marked their ballots “yes” for a more sustainable and inclusive future.