The Petaluma Wetlands Field Guide identifies and describes 200 common species of plants and animals observable from the Petaluma Wetlands public trails with beautiful photos of each species and notes the roles of these organisms in the greater ecosystem. It describes the Petaluma Wetlands location, size, and ecology; the geology, climate, and brief history of the area; the park and public trail system; and the vital role of sedimentation in the wetlands.
John Shribbs received a PhD in Horticulture from North Carolina State University his MS from the University of California, Riverside and a BS in Biology from the University of California, Irvine. John taught high school at Casa Grande High School in Petaluma where he established a native plant nursery and a restoration plan for local creeks and watersheds. In addition, he and his students completed a build-out of a one-acre Outdoor Learning Environment on campus. John is a member of the Petaluma Wetland Alliance Board of Directors, the Petaluma City Tree Advisory Committee, and the Petaluma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency Advisory Committee.
Marian Parker earned her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Minnesota, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco, and a master’s degree in marine ecology from Sonoma State University. At Sonoma State, Marion’s graduate work included teaching undergraduate biology and overseeing a research team of 11 undergraduates. In addition, Marion has practiced law in San Francisco and Marin County for over 20 years as a partner in the law firm of Eliot & Parker.Marion is an active member of the Sierra Club and the American Bar Association.