Public Tours

    Outreach tours

    Upcoming public tours

    The Sonoma County Water Agency is pleased to host public tours of the Russian River water supply system, flood protection facilities, and our sanitation districts. If there are available upcoming tours dates, there will be a link to a form to sign up for a tour. You will be notified with additional details and directions once you have registered.

     

     

     

     

    New - Family Bird & Fish Walk

    The Sonoma County Water Agency invites the community to celebrate Father’s Day with the family by joining Water Agency naturalist Juan-Carlos Solis for a stroll along the Russian River. Late spring is a time when newly hatched birds and fish are found along the river - the living proof of successful parenting efforts earlier in the season. We’ll explore the riparian ecosystem along the river and look for songbirds, such as black-headed grosbeaks and Wilson’s warblers, and fish, such as Sacramento suckers, and threespine sticklebacks. The final destination for the program will be the newly opened Fish Ladder and Viewing Gallery where we’ll look underwater for more species of fish, including 3 species of threatened and endangered salmon: Chinook, steelhead trout, and coho. This program will be led in both English and Spanish.

     

    Reservations required: Space is limited. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

    When: Saturday June 10, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please arrive several minutes early.

    What: Family walk for children 8 and older accompanied by an adult. Program will be led in both English and Spanish. Walk has no significant elevation gain and will take place mostly on maintained trails for less than 2 miles (round trip). There’ll be some exploration along river banks where group may walk on pebbles, mud, and where it may be slippery and wet.

    Where: Meet at the Westside Water Education Facility (9703 Wohler Rd., Healdsburg, CA).

    What to bring: Water, snacks, comfortable shoes, a hat, and dress in layers. This event will happen rain or shine.

     

    Sign up for the Water Agency's Family Bird & Fish Walk

     

     

    Russian River Water Supply System Tour

    The Sonoma County Water Agency invites the public to attend a free half day tour of the Russian River water supply system. Tour participants will visit facilities that divert, pump and treat the water delivered by the Water Agency to more than 600,000 residents in portions of Sonoma and Marin counties.  These facilities will include the rubber dam, the newly constructed fish ladder, infiltration ponds and water collector 6 – one of the largest water collector of its type in the world.

    Tour dates to be announced.

    Sign up for the Water Agency's ENews to receive notifications of upcoming tours.

     

    Wastewater Treatment and Recycled Water Production Facilities Tour

    Participants will get an in-depth look at how their wastewater is cleaned and how this water is used once it is clean during this free tour.  Tours are one hour in duration.  Children must be 12 years of age or older to participate.

    Tour dates to be announced.

    Sign up for the Water Agency's ENews to receive notifications of upcoming tours.

     

    Flood Protection Facility Tour

    The Sonoma County Water Agency invites our community to participate in a free half day tour of our regional flood protection facilities located throughout Sonoma County.  Attendees will learn about the operations and many benefits of flood protection facilities, such as Spring Lake and Matanzas Creek reservoirs.  Get your behind-the-scenes look at how flood protection efforts have shaped Sonoma County by signing up for a tour today.  Seats are reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

    Tour dates to be announced.

    Sign up for the Water Agency's ENews to receive notifications of upcoming tours.

     

     

      

     

    For more information

    For more information on the above tours, please contact Sophie Hallam-Eames at (707) 524-6430 or Sophie.HallamEames@scwa.ca.gov .