* THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO POOR AIR QUALITY *
Protected in 2002, the Keen property is one of Sonoma Valley’s more unique and picturesque conservation easements. It protects ancient lava flows that form walls and rooms, that in turn frame elegant displays of native plants and offer stunning portal views to the surrounding Mayacamas Mountains. Though the creeks are still dry, the fall colors are flowing throughout the property that contains the headwaters of Agua Caliente Creek. The October 2017 fires also heavily effected this property. We invite you to come see the land rebound, assessing burned trees and learning how to interpret fire-affected landscapes.
This outing is for experienced hikers only, with difficult to moderate hiking over uneven, steep terrain with no trail. We may pass through brushy areas, with possible exposure to ticks or poison oak. (Hikers will meet at the Sonoma Police Department building at 175 1st Street West, Sonoma.) Bring appropriate clothing including long pants and sturdy footwear, a hat or sunscreen, and plenty of water. There is no charge for this outing, as it is made possible by Sonoma County Ag + Open Space and the voters of Sonoma County who fund the districts work with a quarter cent sales tax.
REGISTER TODAY! Reservations are required online no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Limited spots are available for this rare opportunity to hike one of the gems of Sonoma Valley. This outing will fill fast!
Questions? Please contact Tony Passantino at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 996-0712, ext. 108.