Nature can be formidable and challenging, as last fall's wildfires reminded us. But is nature also a resource for health and healing? Intuitively, most of us know it is. Our latest blog post explores the science that shows why time outdoors is good for us, especially when recovering from trauma. And if you'd like to deepen your connection to nature, check out our new Nature Heals series of yoga, poetry, art, and mindfulness activities in the parks.
March and April are prime months for the northbound migration of gray whales, so grab your binoculars, pack a picnic, and head to the Sonoma Coast. Here's a list of parks, trails and other options for catching the show ... or at least enjoying the day trying.
We'll be rooting for all the runners in next month's Annadel 5k because organizers are graciously donating registration fees to our trail building campaign at Taylor Mountain Regional Park & Preserve. The run kicks off right after the Annadel Half Marathon and follows an easier route from Spring Lake into Annadel and back. Are you up for a friendly footrace?