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Watershed Perspectives: The Unseen Biodiversity of Alpha Farm Guided Walk

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3000 Llano Rd

3000 Llano Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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Discover a rarely-visited wildlife area along the banks of the Laguna de Santa Rosa during a guided walk with Denise Cadman

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Did you know that Alpha Farm, a City of Santa Rosa working farm, also has a 100-acre natural area along the main channel of the Laguna? A restoration effort to increase Laguna riparian biodiversity, Alpha Farm hosts wildlife and wonders not often seen by the public. And, there’s no better guide than longtime steward and expert naturalist Denise Cadman to tell the stories and nature notes of this landscape during California Biodiversity Week. Bring your coffee or tea and enjoy a morning outdoors together learning and experiencing nature.

Denise Cadman has been an environmental steward of the Laguna for more than 25 years. She grew up in the wilds of Rincon Valley and earned her BA, secondary teaching credential, and Master of Arts degree in biology from Sonoma State University. She works as an Environmental Specialist for the City of Santa Rosa focused on creek stewardship, environmental education and resource management. Additionally, she teaches at Santa Rosa Junior College as an adjunct faculty member in the Life Science Department. Denise has been integral to teaching and inspiring a love of the Laguna through the Laguna Foundation's docent training program since its inception in 1998. Denise attributes her career in natural resource management to a love of birds.

PLEASE NOTE: All in-person outings follow current Sonoma County health orders and guidelines for group activities to keep everyone safe during COVID-19. Please let us know in advance if you can no longer attend so we can offer a spot to someone on the waitlist. Heavy smoke, excessive heat or heavy rain cancels.

There is no charge for this event, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax.


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3000 Llano Rd

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Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation works to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and to inspire public appreciation for this Sonoma County Wetland of International Importance.

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