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In his announcement to staff and volunteers earlier this year, John highlighted collaboration with the community as the key to ACR’s success. A board directed executive search for is underway. Nils Warnock, Ph.D., currently director of conservation science, has been appointed as the interim executive director, beginning on April 1st until a new ED is hired.
 
On the Modini Preserve in the northern Mayacamas Mountains, new post-fire populations of invasive plants have exploded in several areas of burned knobcone pine understory.
 
Launched in late summer, the contest resulted in more than two dozen essays submitted in child, youth and adult categories from writers as far flung as La Canada, Michigan and Copenhagen. Writers were asked to explore the connection between environmental conservation, science and nature, food and drink, and the cultures surrounding them. Many wrote about COVID-19, their gardens, and the wildfires. Read the winning essays >
 
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of our nature education program, we’re collecting stories from you—teachers, docents, parents, and former student participants. Please take a moment to share your experiences, memories, photos, and take-aways in our brief 10-minute survey.
 
Discover how Sonoma County's Good Fire Alliance is developing and implementing controlled burns on private properties to increase the pace and scale of wildfire prevention efforts.
 
Wow! Way to double down for the cause, ACR community! Through June and July, we received almost 200 gifts to support ACR's Martin Griffin Preserve and over 100 birthday wishes to forward to Marty! Thank you, Marty fans! We made him the sweetest scrapbook with your sentiments. Read the messages...
 

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