Bodega Land Trust is extremely pleased to announce Mark Jacobsen's donation of Title to the important Tannery Creek Reserve (TCR) property to BLT. For almost 12 years, BLT has held a Conservation Easement on TCR, a beautiful 187.2 acre property that includes Tannery Creek canyon and its surrounding redwoods, owned by Mark Jacobsen. Mark is retiring sometime in the next several years and decided to protect TCR for the long term by donating the title to it to BLT, which was accomplished just before the New Year! Thanks to Mark for preserving this special property and for his support over the many years! BLT looks forward to working with the Tannery Creek Reserve Neighborhood Association, which together with Mark, has forged an impressive stewardship approach for the land. More on this exciting event in a future eNotes, but for now, suffice it to say that the Tannery Creek Reserve is truly protected for posterity.

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Quit Drawing and Dinner at the Casino!
Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 08:00am - 05:00pm
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For 40 years, Bodega quilters have been making gorgeous quilts, one every year, to raffle off to support worthy local causes. For many of those years the Bodega Fire Department has been the recipient of the Bodega Quilt Raffle proceeds.

This year, Bodega Land Trust has been honored in memory of the passing of two of their cherished leaders in the last two years, Sandy Sharp (2019) and Don Sherer (2020). Proceeds will go to BLTand the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department.

Because of this the 40th Bodega Quilt is very special and very beautiful. You see below the poster made up of the individual pieces before being assembled into the quilt.

Go to the eNotes section of this Website and read the stories about the quilt and its individual pieces.

You can support BLT by purchasing tickets when you see the Quilt on display at local Markets at the pricing noted on the flyer below.  You can also purchase tickets through our Donate button!  If you do this, we would appreciate your donation of $20 or more and for every $20 donation, you will receive 24 chances to win this beautiful Bodega Quilt.

The winning ticket will be drawn on November 30, 2021, at 6pm on the patio at the Casino in Bodega. Stay and have dinner at the “Holly & Tali Show” at the Casino.

To buy raffle tickets by Donating to BLT, just use the Donate Now!featureon theBLT Website homepageWhen you enter an amount and select Donate, you can choose to pay with PayPal or with a Debit/Credit Card, and we will take it from there. Make sure to enter a comment with your payment that it is for Quilt Raffle tickets.

When the raffle drawing is done, and if you win, we will contact you using your Donation contact information.

Bodega Land Trust greatly appreciates your generous donations!


If you do shopping via then here is another way of donating without actually donating. I know it's confusing but here's how this works. Amazon has a program named Amazon Smile. All you need to do is just simply login using, choose the organization you wish to support (in this case... Bodega Land Trust!) and shop!

Amazon will donate a small amount to us everytime you shop without adding anything to your bill. For more information on how to sign up, check the video above.



To ring the new year, Bodega Land Trust received from Sonoma Land Trust a convservation easement over a beautiful quarter-mile stretch of Coleman Valley Creek west of Occidental. The creek which runs across a property donated to Sonoma Land Trust in 2017 is a major tributary of Salmon Creek, It is a priority for our land and water protection work in the watershed.

The new easement is named after Alden Gilchrist, who loved the underlying property and whose partner generously donated the land to the Sonoma Land Trust. We are grateful for our partnership with Sonoma Land Trust, which increases our opportunities to protect the Salmon Creek watershed.

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When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.

~Aldo Leopold 1886-1948


Bodega Land Trust was established in 1992 by a small group of ranchers who, like Aldo Leopold, saw the realization of community in a shared love of the land. As new technologies increasingly influence the pace and patterns of our daily lives, Bodega Land Trust helps anchor us to a physical place – engaging us with the land and its natural and agricultural systems. From its origins in the town of Bodega, the Trust has focused its efforts on protecting the local area roughly defined by the Sonoma Coast from Jenner to the Estero Americano and the watersheds of Salmon Creek and Dutch Bill Creek, a tributary of the Russian River.

Our mission is to support and preserve the health and diversity of the various communities to which we belong.


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