FRIENDS’ BUILD A DOCK CAMPAIGN
Help us build a safe, ADA-compliant float system at Steamer Landing Park to ensure access to the Petaluma River for all. With a $300,000 price tag to design, permit and build a new dock, this is a major project for Friends. With the support of the local community, grants and fundraising events we will meet this challenge!
A new dock will provide safer access during our free Boating at the Barn program every Sunday from 10am to 1pm, giving equal access to everyone in our community; allow more students in our Watershed Classroom program, serving over 1200 students annually with innovative environmental education, to test, monitor and experience the Watershed firsthand; create public access for human-powered crafts in the heart of downtown Petaluma; and restore marsh and riparian habitat at Steamer Landing Park.
WANT TO HELP?
Come to our campaign kick-off event, Distemperance! Toasting 10 Years of Friends of the Petaluma River with tastings from local craft beverage makers. Tickets are $40.00 and include one drink, two tastes, a commemorative glass, appetizers and live music by Bootleg Honey.
Buy a Board and have a ‘board’ of the dock commemorated in your, or another’s honor. ‘Boards’ are $100 for a commemoration.
Donate to the Build A Dock campaign. Donate whatever you can afford to help us build a public float system at Steamer Landing Park.
HOW FAR ARE WE TO OUR GOAL?
Thanks to a $100,000 matching grant from the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District, we are 1/3 of the way to our $300,000 goal. Currently staff is reviewing and preparing applications for regional grants that will help us meet our $100,000 match. Through local fundraising events and appeals we hope our community will help complete the funding needed for the Build A Dock project and help promote access to and conservation of the Petaluma Watershed.
If you have any questions or would like to help support the Build A Dock Project at Steamer Landing Park, please contact Stephanie Bastianon at (707) 763-7756 or [email protected]