Category Archives: Bodega Bay

33rd Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day! – Sept 16th

California Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday September 16th, 2017. It is one of the country’s largest volunteer events of the year and many of the clean-up efforts will be occurring right here on the Sonoma Coast. Last year in Sonoma County alone, hundreds of volunteers came out to support our coast’s clean-up and over 4,000…
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Sonoma Coast Surfrider Beach Clean-up – Sept 4th Labor Day

Please spend some time on the following dates to help us remove marine debris and garbage from the beach…every piece removed is saving coastal and ocean wildlife. All events occur between 11-2 at North Salmon Creek Beach (directions and information) Look for the Surfrider canopy in the North Salmon Creek Parking lot. Salmon Creek beach…
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23rd Annual Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival

August 26th & 27th, 2017 Watts Ranch: 16855 Bodega Highway Bodega, CA 94922 Held on a rugged, rural ranch, a few miles inland from the spectacular Sonoma Coast, the Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival is both sophisticated and down-home. It has garnered the reputation for being one of the premier art, wine/beer and food…
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Chowder Day Blind Tasting Winners

1st Place - Spud Point Crab Company spudpointcrab.com 1860 Westshore Road Bodega Bay, California 94923, U.S.A. 2nd Place - Fisherman's Cove fishermanscovebodegabay.com 1850 Bay Flat Rd Bodega Bay, Ca 94923​ 3rd Place - Rocker Oysterfeller's rockeroysterfellers.com 14415 Coast Hwy 1 Valley Ford, CA 94972    
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Go birding along the coast with Yolo Audubon

Yolo Audubon is offering two September field trips; both are free and open to birders of all levels. On Saturday, Sept. 17, Chris Dunford will lead another trip to Bodega Bay for those who missed his August trip. Participants will look for the unexpected, like the northern waterthrush they saw in August, but according to…
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New county trail links coastal communities

A new trail has been dedicated at Bodega Bay. Called the Coastal Prairie Trail, it is part of the Bodega Bay Trail system and is a segment of the California Coastal Trail. The Coastal Prairie Trail begins at the Bodega Bay Community Center on the west side of Highway 1 just past Bay Hill Road.…
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Tractors, Trains & Shipwrecks – Yesteryear Recollections of Sonoma County

By (the late) Donald R. Richardson For a variety of reasons, it took several decades to bring this collection of vintage tales to fruition as their author, Donald R. Richardson, passed away in 1983; but his daughter, Donna Richardson Robbins, was determined soTractors, Trains & Shipwrecks – Yesteryear Recollections of Sonoma County (DRR Press, 132…
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2016 Fireworks Over Bodega Bay

Fireworks show produced by Pyro Spectaculars will start at dark (9:30PM) on Saturday, July 2.  The display can be seen from all around Bodega Bay.  Handicap parking at Westside Park. If you can see the protected waters of the Bodega Bay harbor, you should be able to see the show. It's viewable from Westside Road,…
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Civil War Days Returns to Duncan Mills

One of the largest Civil War reenactments west of the Mississippi and the largest in Northern California is returning to Freezeout Canyon in the charming town of Duncans Mills, California, on the Russian River. On Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17, CIVIL WAR DAYS, a two-day living history reenactment open to the public, gives…
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Bodega Bay Daytrip: Visit Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve

Once a year forest bloom happening now.  Visit http://www.californiasparks.com for more about California's parks Vivid pink petals of wild rhododendrons color the forest in the Kruse State Reserve for a few short weeks around Mother’s Day, and the natural event is now in full swing on the Reserve’s 300 acres, 30 miles north of Bodega…
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Commercial Crab Fishing Boat Overloading

Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous industries in the world. According to U. S. Bureau of Labor statistics, in 2014, commercial fishing was the second most dangerous occupation in the country with over 80 fatalities per 100,000 workers.* Crab fishing is without-a-doubt the most dangerous sub-category of the commercial fishing industry, and the…
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13th Annual Chowder Day Saturday, January 30, 2016

Tickets are $10 and go on sale at 10AM on the day of the event and ticket sales end at 3:00PM.  Buy one $10 ticket and sample chowder from all the competitors. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold and chowder will be served until 3:00PM or until all the chowder is sold. The ticket price…
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UPDATE: Mason’s Marina Community Feedback Impacts Plans

Follow up on 11/16/15 Community Meeting Re-Mason's Marina Improvements We want to thank all of you who participated in our November 16, 2015 Community Meeting relative to ideas for future improvements at Mason’s Marina. Below is a copy of the feedback from the meeting and from those who completed the feedback sheets. In response to…
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