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Estero Americano Fog

South of Bodega Bay, the Estero Americano separates Sonoma County from Marin County running several miles inland from the Pacific Ocean to Stemple Creek near Fallon.  Rolling grassy hills and rock outcroppings border the Estero, which is part of a national marine sanctuary.  This agricultural area is also a favorite of birder and nature lovers.  In 1997, the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, in cooperation with the Sonoma Land Trust and the California Coastal Conservancy protected the 87 acre Hepper property along this scenic waterway.  On the Marin side, the Marin agricultural Land Trust has protected several agricultural properties.

The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District was formed in 1990 by a vote of the people of Sonoma County to help halt the growing loss of farmland and natural scenic landscapes in the County.  By the end of 1998 the District had protected over 11 properties totaling 28,000 acres.  For more information contact the District at (707) 524-7360