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Exploring the Historic Headwaters of the Laguna de Santa Rosa

Walk with Jenny Blaker, Michael Knappman, Keenan Foster, and Kate Symonds Sunday, October 1, 2017, 10:00am-2:00pm Meeting in Cotati (directions and details sent upon registration) $25. Pre-registration required. This walk is most suitable for adults (slow with lots of stops). … Continue reading

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Owl Rescue!

by Lindee Reese My dog Lucy and I were walking from our property on Eucalyptus Avenue to the Lydia Community Gardens Park at the end of Willow Avenue. As we walked near John Fomasi’s farm on Willow, Lucy, sniffing along … Continue reading

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March 5: Discover the Historic Headwaters of the Laguna de Santa Rosa

Walk with Jenny Blaker, Michael Knappman, Kate Symonds, and Judith Newton Saturday, March 5, 10:00am-2:00pm Meeting in Cotati (directions and details sent upon registration) $25. Pre-registration required (see below). http://www.lagunafoundation.org/laguna_walks_classes.shtml Explore the upper reach of the Laguna de Santa Rosa … Continue reading

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Celebration of Fomasi birthday

by Gay Deady June, 2014 Farmer John Fomasi has property that borders Lydia Commons Park in Rohnert Park. From the Lydia Commons community garden a short trail leads to the road to the Fomasi house on the outskirts of Cotati. … Continue reading

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John, Katie Fomasi represent old, rural Cotati

by Jud Snyder, The Community Voice April 18, 2014 Slip-sliding along from unnamed pastures, farms and chicken houses to streets and upscale homes now in quiet collision with their predecessors, that chunk of maybe Cotati or maybe unincorporated county, lying … Continue reading

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The surprising headwaters of the Laguna de Santa Rosa

by Michael Knappman, The Community Voice October 5, 2012 Last Saturday, the Laguna Foundation and Cotati Creek Critters sponsored a public walk through Cotati and Rohnert Park to the historic headwaters of the Laguna de Santa Rosa. The Laguna is … Continue reading

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The changing landscape of the Laguna in Cotati since 1953

by Jenny Blaker, The Community Voice September 1, 2011 When I came to Cotati in 1996, I was curious about the large ditch behind our house, and soon learned it was actually near the beginning of the Laguna: the largest … Continue reading

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The making of the Laguna de Santa Rosa

by Jane Nielson, The Community Voice May 5, 2011 Like all landscapes, the Laguna de Santa Rosa is the sum of many natural events. Long ago, deep-seated forces of sub-duction laid the foundation of coastal California. Tectonic forces shoved the … Continue reading

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The headwaters of the Laguna in 1823

by Arthur Dawson, The Community Voice March 10, 2011 On his quest to found a mission north of San Rafael, Father Jose Altimira wrote in his journal: “We followed the arroyo (creek) which, according to the Indians and our men … Continue reading

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A sense of place

by Lindee Reese December 3, 2009 Our neighbor, Rohnert Park, is considering a development on the old Agilent site, a sprawling 200 acre former business campus that was set down amidst the hay fields 25 years ago originally as Hewlett-Packard. … Continue reading

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