When: Thursday, April 23: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.orSaturday, May 16: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Montgomery High School Parking Lot (near the tennis courts)
The spring weather should be perfect for a walk along the edge of the Southeast Greenway! Emerald green grass portends the opportunities that abound on this City enclosed property. Come learn about the progress being made to call it our own. With three creeks, old trees, wide swaths of open space and beautiful vistas, this is the best time of year to “Imagine A Greenway to Spring Lake.” You will see things you’ve never noticed before! The walk will give you an understanding of the property’s full size, shape and restoration potential. You’ll see how it fits into a regional plan for connectivity.
Invite a Friend!If you’ve been on a previous walk please suggest it to a friend or neighbor. We would love to share the project with folks who haven’t heard about it.
Important DetailsMeet up with walk leaders at Montgomery High. We’ll stop by Yulupa Cohousing for a rest stop, continue up the hill to view the Greenway’s connection to Spring Lake Park and then return to the High School. The walk is about 3.5 miles round trip on city streets and sidewalks. Terrain is mostly flat but includes one fairly steep hill.
Please remember to bring hats, water, sunglasses, sunscreen and any other items you might enjoy on an urban walk.
Please register by calling Thea Hensel @ 707-953-1207
or email her at: email@example.com
Southeast Santa Rosa Meets Southwest!
Touring two diverse neighborhoods was the imaginative idea of Sonoma County Health Department and LandPaths to introduce A Portrait of Sonoma County, an in-depth look at how the residents of Sonoma County are faring in three fundamental areas: life expectancy, education, and income – all measures of the Human Development Index. [Read more]
The Southeast Greenway Campaign scored a big win this summer when the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a Mutual Letter of Intent, authorizing the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department and the Sonoma County Water Agency to partner with the City of Santa Rosa, LandPaths, and the Southeast Greenway Campaign in an effort to secure the property for the Greenway from Caltrans. The Mutual Letter of Intent outlines the roles and responsibilities of each partner to pursue transferring, planning, developing and managing the unused right-of-way if offered by Caltrans. The Letter of Intent applies to the 52-acre property that connects Spring Lake Park with Farmers Lane.
Senior Planner Erin Morris from the City of Santa Rosa will be conducting an analysis of the current conditions affecting Greenway property, followed by a study of the constraints and opportunities that the property presents. This study will provide key information needed for the process of determining the value of the property.
With the community partnership now in place, we are ready to begin working with Caltrans on a plan for securing the property. Stay tuned!
The Southeast Greenway Campaign received confirmation that we have been awarded the National Park Service's "Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance" grant for the coming year. Congratulations to our Fundraising Team for submitting this grant application and for providing in-depth background on our project. RTCA staff contacted all of our community partners - the Sonoma Land Trust, the City of Santa Rosa, Regional Parks, SCWA and LandPaths to talk about the project. They must have given us high marks because these grants are competitive. This is a technical assistance grant that offers 400 hours of consulting help in the areas of partnership development, public outreach, planning, meeting facilitation, organizational development and capacity building! We look forward to working with the RCTA consultant in the year ahead!
Learn more about what the National Park Service does
Support the Southeast Greenway
Our all-volunteer campaign needs your help to meet the exciting challenges ahead. Show your support for the Southeast Greenway with a tax-deductible contribution! This year we are raising funds for pre-acquisition costs such as appraisals, title searches and more. Contributions of any amount are truly appreciated as we work to acquire this land for the community.Donate now!
In June 2011, the American Institute of Architects sent a Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) of national consultants to Santa Rosa to help create a vision for the Greenway. After meeting with over 300 residents as well as state and local officials, the SDAT consultants have weighed in.
Click here for the slideshow featuring highlights of the AIA's Final Report and the Campaign's Next Steps.
Their final report, Imagine . . . A Greenway to Spring Lake and Beyond, offers a new and provocative vision for the old Highway 12 right-of-way. You can download the report or view it online now.