The Petaluma River has a long and interesting history, and some new Friends who want to make that history better known.
David Yearsley is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Friends of the Petaluma River, which has the following mission and goals:
Mission: To promote stewardship of the Petaluma River. We work throughout its watershed; providing access opportunities, educational materials, and conservation programs. We also provide a voice for the River's inhabitants and resources in public affairs.
Goals: Access, Education, and Conservation
- To establish a permanent presence in the watershed; becoming the first non-government organization to work fulltime for the betterment of the Petaluma River and its inhabitants
- To pursue outreach and educational activities that will foster enthusiasm and commitment in the watershed for long term sustainable stewardship.
- To monitor conditions and engage in activities that will reduce or prevent pollution and lessen other harmful impacts on the River and its wetlands.
- To create a River Heritage Center as a community resource. A place to archive information, host events, administer programs, and coordinate river related activities
For people who want to get a close-up look at the Petaluma River, Dolphin Charters will again offer their 3 hr. River tours on April 5th, 6th, 11th & 12th aboard the Delphinus (seen at left). To learn more about them, visit Dolphin Charters’ website.