Come Shop With Us!

The Lake Sonoma Gift Shop at the Milt Brandt Visitors Center has a wide selection of items, ranging from stuffed animals to one-of-a-kind artwork -- and just about everything else in-between!

There are fun and educational toys for kids of all ages (including adult "kids"), books, coffee mugs, water bottles, maps, cards, T-shirts, caps, sweatshirts and many other items. Our colorful steelhead trout wind socks are all the rage, and there is a fine selection of home decor as well!

Our featured artist is Kenyon Lewis, who captures the natural forces that shape our landscape in his fine glass and clay works.  You can read more about him and his work at

We also feature lovely jewelry by Gail Bowers, owner of Beads by Bowers.  Earle Cummings, a local wood turner, also has provided us with a selection of his beautiful wood bowls, crafted from downed trees at Lake Sonoma.  Each bowl has a unique story!

The Lake Sonoma Gift Shop is open daily and all purchases benefit the Friends of Lake Sonoma and its many programs.  Come visit and pick up a unique gift -- for yourself or for someone special!




Board of Directors

Skip Brand, chairman

Rick Herbert, vice chairman

Joe Brandt,  treasurer

 Vacant, secretary


Directors: Dora Azevedo, Nikki Baxes, Carl Bowers, Jayson Collard, Marci Cook, Dan Horn, Brent Swinth,  Marshall Turbeville, Jim Wilmes and Burrell Wyle.


Directors Emeritus:  Gordon Amrein, Harry Bosworth, Linda Clapp, Paul Finn, Dave Harmeson, Donna Meier, Tony Pettis, Phil Pinto, Arnold Santucci, Ken Screechfield, Richard Thomas, Kasey Wade

Tax Status

The Friends of Lake Sonoma is recognized as a non-profit cooperative association under section 501 (c) 3 of the United State Internal Revenue Service tax code.  Our tax identification number is 94-2260679.  We operate on a fiscal year from January 1 to December 31.  Monetary and in-kind donations to the Friends of Lake Sonoma are considered to be tax deductible, unless limited by law.


The Friends of Lake Sonoma relies on strong partnerships with key govenmental agencies and businesses, including:

United States Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District

Sonoma Water

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Sonoma County Tourism

Back Country Horsemen of California -- North Bay Chapter

Sonoma County Bowmen

United Flyers of Sonoma County

Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley




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