Improving our quality of life and protecting the natural beauty of Sonoma County for all generations.
Through education and grassroots organizing, Conservation Action engages with the public on environmental issues and policies that affect Sonoma County, influencing the way our area will be shaped for years to come.
Fighting the Good Fight
For more than 25 years, those of us who love the place we live, work, and play have been mobilizing and giving voice to our environmentally concerned residents by:
We exist to mobilize and give voice to all of our environmentally concerned residents, encouraging action that will be seen and felt in our communities for years to come. You can help keep our organization one of the most politically effective groups in the area by donating or volunteering today. Please view our successes, volunteer opportunities, and Political Action Committee pages to learn more about how you can become an environmental steward for Sonoma County!
We Are Hiring
Sonoma County Conservation Action has started the process of looking for a new Executive Director. Please click here for more information about the position and instructions on how to apply.
In the News
Pro-development Coastal Commission appointees maneuver to terminate Dr. Charles Lester, undermining the power behind what has become a model for other states working to preserve natural beauty. There will be a public hearing in Morro Bay on February 10th.
Please sign this MoveOn petition to express concern about the damage this could have on protecting our California coastline and preserving public access.
Please share this information with your friends and family using social media, to help build public awareness. And remember to include the hashtag #SaveOurCoast
How You Can Attend the Hearing in Person
- By Bus: The West Marin Environmental Action Committee is organizing buses and overnight accommodations to depart for Morro Bay the Tuesday before the Wednesday 10th hearing. Sign up on their website to secure a spot while there is still room.
- Carpool: ActCoastal will re-imburse up to $75 in gas expenses-per car- for people who carpool down to the hearing. They are also providing a limited number of shared accommodations for people who depart the day before. Sign up on their website while there is still room.
For more information about the hearing, and how you can get there, please go to the main page of the ActCoastal Campaign website.
We are excited to bring Sean Bothwell, Policy Director at the California Coastkeeper, to the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa on January 28th at 11:30 am. He will be discussing ag issues and stormwater pollution affecting CA and Sonoma County.
We will also discuss the newest developments around the Coastal Commission Director, Charles Lester, who is at risk of firing from pro-development majority on February 10th.
Tickets and additional information can be found here: http://conservationaction.brownpapertickets.com/
On the eve of the big U.N. Summit in Paris, the Climate Movement is taking to the streets. We need to stand up for the earth and make our voices heard. We are sending buses from Sonoma County to Oakland for the Climate March on November 21. Be a part of this global grassroots action and reserve your bus seat today.
Are you familiar with the Trans-Pacific Partnership? It’s a trade agreement between multiple countries that seeks to lower trade barriers and protect the interests of multinational corporations, often at the expense of consumers, the environment, and local workers.
In 2013, Sonoma County denied State Parks’ coastal permit application requesting the installation of pay stations that would charge a fee to park at several Bodega Bay and other Sonoma Coast beaches. Many of these publicly-accessible and free beaches are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, and nearly everyone surveyed voices strong disapproval for “iron rangers,” or automated machines to collect payment, many of which take only cash. The message was clear then, as it is now: Sonoma County wants to keep our beaches free.
Here at Conservation Action, we’ve been long-dedicated to fighting for the preservation of open space and community separators. Protecting Sonoma County land isn’t only about preserving its natural beauty for future generations – it’s also about maintaining the charm of our cities, protecting our rural heritage, and standing strong for the interests of our citizens.