About Friends of the Petaluma River

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Friends of the Petaluma River's Mission

To promote stewardship of the Petaluma River by working throughout its watershed supporting educational and recreational activities, creating and providing celebrations of the cultural and natural history of the River, promoting a community voice for the River and enhancing public access.


  • Pursue outreach and educational activities that will nurture enthusiasm and commitment in the watershed for long term sustainable stewardship.

  • Monitor conditions and engage in activities that will reduce or prevent pollution and lessen other harmful impacts on the River and its wetlands.

  • Foster a River Heritage Center as a community resource. A place to archive information, host events, administer programs, and coordinate river related activities.

  • Promote access to the Petaluma River and Marsh for all community members to experience the beauty of this resource for themselves