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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Steel Away

Feb 03, 2019 12:00AM

In the 1960s, the waters of the Russian River were chock-full of Steelhead fish. But since that time, their numbers have decreased seven-fold, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. The annual Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival features exhibits that place a spotlight on the once-abundant fish’s predicament. But it’s not only educational activities that the annual free event offers. There’s also a plethora of fun stuff, too, especially for kids: hands-on art demos, a chance for ages 5–15 to fish for trout, a presentation of live birds of prey, live music from the Blue Rock Band, and, of course, food and local wine. Experience the festival on February 9, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., at the Milt Brandt Visitors Center at Lake Sonoma in Geyserville. See lakesonoma.org for more information.