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Petaluma water ways - projects - ALMAN SHOLLENBERGER REACH

Petaluma Marina sholly

Photo courtesy of Maggie Hohle. Runners courtesy of Chris Mason.

As you leave the urban core and enter the Petaluma Marsh a sense of contemplative peace settles over you.  Birds and other marsh wildlife abound on this stretch of the river, and Petaluma Water Ways affords multiple ways into the marsh for walkers, cyclists, and small watercraft.  Improvements along this reach will restore native vegetation, increase water access, provide safety and sanitation facilities, and admit human visitors to the remote and secretive life of the marsh.  The main areas of focus are: The Alman Marsh Overlook, Adobe Creek Interpretive Area, and Haystack Landing Overlook. 

For details see
Chapter 3.8, Petaluma River Access and Enhancement Plan
Section 3.2.4, Petaluma River Access and Enhancement Plan (bank stabilization and vegetation)


31. ITALIAN GARDEN SLOUGH
  Waterway for small watercraft and nature experience.  Clean and revegetate existing channel for habitat renewal.  Potential small craft landing.
32. ALMAN MARSH OVERLOOK
  Add seating and interpretive area.  A racecourse 1000m marker facing up and downstream is well positioned here.
33. ADOBE CREEK INTERPRETIVE AREA
  Salmon restoration efforts to include strategic boulder placement, revegetation, and informal boat landing.
34. SHOLLENBERGER OVERLOOK
  Add small craft landing (if floating dock incorporated, align to not obstruct with river traffic), restroom, and interpretive kiosk.  Possible site for water-oriented wayfinding sign.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information


Administrative Offices
320 N McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.778.4380
Fax: 707.656.4057
Email: parksnrec@ci.petaluma.ca.us
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday



General Information:

General Division Inquiries 707.778.4380
Adults over 55 707.778.4399
Aquatics 707.778.4410
Community Gardens 707.778.4380
Facility & Park Reservations 707.778.4380
Marina 707.778.4489
Parks Maintenance 707.778.4303
Program Registration 707.778.4380



Recreation Supervisor:
Drew Halter
707.778.4488
dhalter@ci.petaluma.ca.us

Recreation Coordinators:
Kara Vorhees (Preschool, Camps)
707.778.4336
kvorhees@ci.petaluma.ca.us

Sandra Kraus (Senior Center)
707.778.4349
skraus@ci.petaluma.ca.us

Jeremy Parker (Adult Sports, Field Scheduling)
707.778.4519
jparker@ci.petaluma.ca.us


Secretaries:
Laurie Gebhart
707.778.4412
lgebhart@ci.petaluma.ca.us

Allison Cresci
707.778.4386
acresci@ci.petaluma.ca.us