Shollenberger Park is a 165-acre wetland park situated in Petaluma, California. Along with the 80-acre Alman Marsh, and also 260-acre Ellis Creek which became available to the general public in July 2009, a total amount of 505 acres come to the general public. The whole is described as the “Petaluma Wetlands”.
Titled after Richard Shollenberger, a park principal, the park belongs to the last marshes of its kind in the nation. It is a bird viewing heaven, drawing in 231 varieties of birds, according to the last study, consisting of intimidated types. The Audubon Society has actually placed Shollenberger Park as a vital birding site, as well as the San Francisco Chronicle rates it as a leading location for nature fans. The park is residence to uncommon animal and also plant types, such as the jeopardized salt marsh harvest mouse.
The park brings in 150,000 site visitors yearly and also works as an exterior class for kids in addition to a wild animals study area. The Petaluma Wetlands Alliance, a 501(c) ecological as well as academic not-for-profit, does environment restoration, provides bird as well as wild animals scenic tours, as well as offers a 3rd quality curriculum regular with The golden state Educational educational program. Factor Blue Preservation Scientific research, a charitable wild animals preservation and also study company, lies beside the park.
The location was previously referred to as Cader Lane Ponds.