The City of Sonoma will complete trail work at the Montini Open Space Preserve, including a 0.5-mile segment of new trail, decommissioning of an existing trail alignment, and improvements to an existing trail crossing of a seasonal drainage/seasonal wetland. The trail realignment portion of the project will connect two pre-existing Preserve trails: The Valley of the Moon Trail and the Holstein Hill Trail. The current trail alignment is a social trail in violation of a conservation easement that passes through an open space buffer between the Preserve and a neighboring property owner. That alignment will be decommissioned, and the new alignment will create a connection that will be well within the existing border of the Preserve and outside the conservation easement buffer. The crossing improvement will involve grading and adding cobblestone to the existing trail where it crosses the seasonal drainage/seasonal wetland. During the wet season, water pool across the trail, obstructing access and forcing visitors to muddy the pooled water and disturb the area as they pass through. The improvements will give hikers a dry, compact surface upon which to cross, increasing year-round access and protecting the drainage/wetland from further disturbance. The upgraded crossing will allow emergency vehicle access to the upper portion of the Preserve and to private properties surrounding the Preserve.