Residents push for no camping on North Sonoma Mountain

9 November 2020

During the 2017 wildfires, Rebecca and Jim Casciani hauled buckets of water from Matanzas Creek and their hot tub to put out spot fires that threatened their home and neighbors’ houses along Sonoma Mountain Road.

Three years later, the couple remains on high alert. They keep fire hoses and a ladder to the roof in place, even in November, ready to run hoses across the house in case another fire breaks out.

“It was really scary,” Rebecca said. “We almost lost everything.”

That’s why she was alarmed to discover Sonoma County Regional Parks is considering adding barbecues, camping and overnight bunkhouses to North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park, which borders the couple’s property on the other side of Sonoma Mountain Road.

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