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Petaluma water ways - projects - ALMAN SHOLLENBERGER REACH

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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:
Parks and Rec Front Office: 707.778.4380
Senior Center: 707.778.4399
Field Scheduling: 707.778.4519
Aquatics: 707.778.4410
Marina: 707.778.4489



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

 

Makayla Gouveia
707.778.4412
mgouveia@ci.petaluma.ca.us

 

Recreation Coordinators:
Sandra Kraus (Senior Center, Special Events)
707.778.4349
skraus@ci.petaluma.ca.us

 

Jeremy Parker (Sports, Aquatics, Fields)
707.778.4519
jparker@ci.petaluma.ca.us

 

Amy Rich (Youth Programs, Camps, Contract Classes)
707.778.4336
arich@ci.petaluma.ca.us

 

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