Three themed hikes in Maxwell
Maxwell Farms Regional Park is an 85-acre open space and urban park located at 100 Verano Ave. in Sonoma that residents will be invited to explore in a variety of different ways. The Maxwell Farms Regional Park Stewardship is hosting three free themed evening hikes on Friday, Aug. 5.
“Most residents are aware of the Park’s amenities, such as soccer fields and tennis courts,” said John Ryan, parks volunteer coordinator. “In addition, there are 50-acres of open space and riparian corridor along Sonoma Creek which most visitors have not explored. As a member of the stewardship group, Parks is happy to participate in this community event.”
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a “bring your own meal” picnic at the tables near the parking lot. At 7 p.m. the guided hikes begins, with a choice of three options:
• “Native and Invasive Plants” led by Sonoma County Regional Parks staff, which will explore the flora and fauna of the park.
• “Scavenger Hunt” led by Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley staff that offers kids and family an adventure.
• “Geocaching Adventures” utilizing GPS units led by Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley staff for exploration and education.
Hikes are appropriate for all ages with an approximate duration of 1.5 hours. Attendees should bring a flashlight or headlamp and wear sturdy shoes.
There is no need to reserve a spot, just show up the night of the event.
Hikes are subject to change without notice.
For questions, contact John Ryan at 565-3356 or email@example.com.
The Maxwell Farms Regional Park Stewardship Group is a collaborative effort between the Sonoma Ecology Center, Sonoma County Regional Parks, Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma Valley, and Sonoma Old School Skate and Surf. The Sonoma Ecology Center is funded in part through a grant awarded by the California Department of Conservation and Proposition 50.
The mission of the Sonoma Ecology Center is to work with the community to enhance and preserve the ecological health of Sonoma Valley. For more information about the SEC, call 996-0712 or visit www.sonomaecologycenter.org.