Montini Preserve Hike with Sonoma Ecology Center and Mentoring Alliance!

  • Wed, Apr 14, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Montini Open Space Preserve

    175 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476, Sonoma, CA

Ticket Price Free This event is now over

Spring at the Montini Open Space Preserve is unlike any other time of the year. The oak woodlands are budding their leaves and local flora and fauna are waking for their long winter's nap. The naked eye might overlook the many details of how all the Montini plants and animals are stretching their legs out for a beautiful spring day!

Join our educator Julia Megna for a two-hour walk to learn about the natural processes that take place during the change of seasons. The Preserve forms part of the hillside backdrop of Sonoma's plaza and also forms an important part of the historic backdrop of Sonoma Valley itself. The Preserve's open grasslands, oak woodlands, and ribbons of basalt from Sonoma's volcanic past are capped with stunning views that overlook San Francisco Bay.  

The Montini Open Space Preserve was protected by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District in December 2005 for recreation and preservation of its natural and rich historic significance has been a working ranch since the time of General Vallejo. The property, which encompasses 152 acres, is in and adjacent to the City of Sonoma. With oak woodland, large rock outcroppings, and open grassland, the property offers beautiful views of San Francisco and San Pablo Bays.

Due to occasionally steep trails and uneven footing, the hike is rated intermediate; however, frequent pauses will allow hikers to catch their breath. There is no charge for the outing, as it is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who funded the Ag + Open Space District's work with a quarter-cent sales tax.

Date & Time

Wed, Apr 14, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue Details

Montini Open Space Preserve

175 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476, Sonoma, California, 95476, United States

Montini  Open Space Preserve
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Sonoma Ecology Center works to address challenges related to water supply and quality, open space, rural character, biodiversity, energy, climate change, and a better quality of life for all residents.

Since 1990, we’ve worked to increase appreciation and stewardship of Sonoma Valley’s natural heritage and create measurable benefits in areas of land, water, climate change, and biodiversity.


We envision a future where people, land, water, and wildlife thrive.


Our mission is to work with our community to identify and lead actions that achieve and sustain ecological health in Sonoma Valley.