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News: 11/15/2017

Parts of Trione-Annadel open, some other parks remain closed



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On Nov. 5, State Park officials re-opened unburned portions of Trione-Annadel State Park to the public. The re-opened area encompasses the western portion of the park, including Lake Ilsanjo, west to Spring Lake and Channel Drive. The trail around Lake Ilsanjo is completely accessible as is Channel Drive trail and the Channel Drive Trail.

The burned eastern side of the park, including Schultz, Rhyolite, Two Quarry, South Burma, Marsh, Ridge, Pig Flat, and Lawndale trails remains closed. Rangers have signed those areas and trails. A map highlighting the closed areas is available at the Visitor Center and posted throughout the park or online at www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=480.

For those interested in helping with trail clean up in the open parts of the state park, the Sonoma County Trails Council, Trione-Annadel volunteers, Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Alliance, and the Annadel Mountain Biking Group are hosting a post-fire trail maintenance day on Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at the Channel Drive parking lot near Warren Richardson Trail. Contact trailscouncil@sonic.net if you plan to attend.

Jack London State Park opened Nov. 1, with its parking fee waived through the end of the year. North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park is also open.

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park remains closed to the public, as does Hood Mountain Regional Park. Regional Park staff are still evaluating fire impacts and monitoring trees and erosional areas.

Efforts to keep toxic runoff from polluting streams and creeks are underway right now in a race to beat winter rains.

Sugarloaf manager John Roney is looking for immediate help.

“We will need volunteers for Sugarloaf,” Roney requested, “and the help of the Sonoma Ecology Center to assist homeowners to place sandbags and wattles around their homes to stop toxic ash from getting into streams. Have them email volunteer@sonomaecologycenter.org.”

Sonoma Valley Regional Park will not open this month, but may open by the end of December, barring any major storms or other surprises, according to Regional Parks Director Bert Whitaker. “Our goal is to reopen the paved trail, parking area and dog park once we assess trees along that main path,” he said. “We will then need to assess the park’s other trails, so we don’t yet know when they might reopen. It’s a challenging time for us because, in addition to focusing our resources on the burned parks, we’re also trying to prepare the other parks for winter storms and rain.”



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