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Pg 12 • August 2020 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC. WHAT’S UP • SONOMA COUNTY POPPY MURAL CREATES JOY


Sonoma A SPECIAL HONOR AND OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THANKS County, CA.


~ The Sonoma County Regional Parks Founda- tion has created the “Bill & Dave Legacy Fund” in honor of Bill Myers and Dave Chalk, long-time leaders of the popular Bill & Dave’s Hikes. After organizing out-


ings for two decades, the intrepid hikers retired ear- lier this year. The new fund, which accepts do- nations from the public in honor of the hike leaders, will focus on park expan- sion and trail construction and maintenance at Hood Mountain and the Sugar- Hood Complex, comprised of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and Hood Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve. “Hood Mountain was always one of our favorite hiking desti- nations,” noted Chalk, half of the well-known hiking duo. “We are honored to have a fund named for us


that will provide an ongo- ing source of support for this beloved park.” “Bill and Dave’s hikes touched the lives of thousands of hikers over the past two decades,” added Myers. “I can think of no tribute we would like better than to have people support this land that brought us so much joy.” We invite you to join your fellow hikers and friends of Bill and Dave, and make a gift to the Bill & Dave Leg- acy Fund. Myers and Chalk will be involved in prioritizing the park projects to be ad- vanced through the fund. A small portion of the


funds also will support the continuation of the hiking series, which will now be led by Sonoma County Re- gional Parks. Gunsight Rock, Hood Mountain Steve Ehret, Planning Di- vision Manager at Sonoma County Regional Parks,


explains the importance of the fund: “Hood Moun- tain is an iconic park in the Regional Parks system. It represents one of the


few true wilderness experi- ences in Sonoma County. When joined with Sugar- loaf Ridge State Park, it creates exceptional op- portunities for diverse, nature-based trail outings, including multi-day hikes. “The Bill & Dave Legacy Fund will help this magnif- icent park reach its full po- tential,” Ehret concluded. Initial projects that the fund may support include new trails, trail upgrades, camping facilities, and ac- cess improvements to the Lawson and Santa Rosa Creek Headwaters Addi- tions to Hood Mountain Park & Preserve.


MAKE A GIFT TO THE LEGACY FUND!


Sonoma County, CA. ~ Take a joy ride to the Petaluma Hill Road and Snyder Lane intersec- tion in Rohnert Park to view the two new Poppy Murals. Funded by Joyce Rodgers, this project was uniquely de- signed as cutouts cre- ated by teens offsite dur- ing shelter in place. The happy hoots and honk- ing of passing motorists


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are an indication; it is a beautiful and welcome addition to the land- scape.


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Pg 12 • August 2020 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC.


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