Environmental Grassroots Gala

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We invite you to join us Saturday, June 23rd from 5:00 to 9:00 pm for a fantastic dinner catered by A La Heart at the Friedman Center in Santa Rosa. Come celebrate and share stories with Sonoma County’s environmental leaders and passionate community members. A La Heart will be serving a delicious three-course meal focused on locally… Read more »

Our Water after the Fires: Urgent Protection and Long-Term Remedies

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by Chris Grabill, SCCA Board Member 12/1/17 More than 100,000 acres burned in the October wildfires, including hundreds of homes along Sonoma County’s streams and creeks. This scale of disaster has a sizable and devastating effect on our water sources. As winter rains pick up, they add the serious danger of hazardous materials entering our… Read more »

Leading Community-Powered Disaster Relief

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By Neal Fishman, SCCA Board President 12/2/17 In a matter of a week, over 15,000 family, friends and neighbors lost their homes to the largest wildfires in California history. And now, six weeks later, the second wave of impacts are hitting. While fire survivors navigate a complex bureaucracy that regulates rebuilding, renters are displaced daily… Read more »

Sonoma County’s Fire History – What can we learn?

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By Jane Nielson, SCCA Board Member, 12/2/17 “We live in an ecosystem which has evolved to burn,” notes Michael Gillogly, Pepperwood Preserve ranch manager, as he considers that much of the preserve’s 900 acres of grasslands were burned. The October Tubbs wildfire is not a new phenomenon, it overlaps the 1964 Hanly fire, the 1996… Read more »

Toxic Exposure in Public Spaces

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By Megan Kaun, Nichole Warwick, Lendri Purcell 12/1/17 California will restrict farmers’ use of certain pesticides near schools ac- cording to a new rule announced this November. Taking effect Jan. 1, farmers will no longer be allowed to spray certain pesticides within a quarter mile of public K-12 schools and li- censed daycares from 6… Read more »

Holiday Party! December 18th, 5:30p

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As we grapple with the trauma from the recent wildfires, it’s important we create space for our community to come together. This is why we are particularly grateful to be able to invite you to our Holiday Party on Monday, December 18th at 5:30pm.Come enjoy a delicious potluck provided by our Board Members, warm company among… Read more »

OES Hazardous Waste and Debris Removal Fact Sheet

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  10/25/17 OES Hazardous Waste and Debris Removal Fact Sheet Questions have circulated about how to most quickly and effectively proceed with toxic waste clean up as rains approach. This work is essential as Adobe Creek and Mark West watershed, among others, are at risk of toxic runoff. The California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES)… Read more »

Mobilizing Disaster Relief: SonomaCounty.Recovers.org

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  By Kerry Fugett, 10/16/17 The devastation that hit Sonoma County residents, students, small business owners, workers and our environment during the recent wild fires has been enormous. With well over 7,000 structures destroyed, our community has had to come together like never before. As a leader in grassroots mobilization, Sonoma County Conservation Action stepped… Read more »

NO on SB 649 Wireless Telecommunications Bill

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UPDATE: 10/15/17 – Vetoed by Governor Brown. Veto Message: To the Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 649 without my signature.  This bill establishes a uniform permitting process for small cell wireless equipment and fixes the rates local governments may charge for placement of that equipment on city or county… Read more »

Experiencing the Wild Sonoma Coast Along the Kortum Trail

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We are excited to have our beautiful Sonoma Coastline highlighted in the recent KCET and Link TV’s “Summer of the Environment,” video series, a state-wide project intended to ignite compassion and action for helping to save and heal our planet. https://www.kcet.org/shows/california-coastal-trail/experiencing-the-wild-sonoma-coast-along-the-kortum-trail This short video offers a beautiful overview of the history of Bill Kortum, co-founder… Read more »