Toxic Free Future Tools Training

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Join a statewide community – through local campaign efforts – working for a safe, toxic free future!

Gain the tools needed to eliminate toxic pesticides from our schools and parks.

Thursday, April 12th, from 5:30 to 7:00pm
Environmental Center, 55A Ridgway, Santa Rosa

 

Free! Kids are welcome!

Hablamos español también

 

Why do we need a toxic free future?

Sonoma County leads the way in providing community members a healthy quality of life, thriving watersheds and world class recreation. However, we still rely on toxic pesticides, such as glyphosate-based RoundupTM — a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer — for weed management in our public spaces, recreation areas & school grounds.

All synthetic weed killing products are harmful to human health and the environment.

To learn more about this campaign, safe alternatives to synthetic pesticides and more, click here.

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For more information, contact: kerry@conservationaction.org.

Environmental Grassroots Gala, Saturday, June 23rd

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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 grown, healthy ingredients.

Sponsorship Levels:

  • Platinum $2,500 (10 tickets/1 tables)

  • Gold $1,000 (8 tickets/1 table) 

  • Silver $500 (4 tickets)

  • Bronze $300 (2 tickets)

General Admission Ticket Levels:

Advance General Admission $70 (before June 10th) | General Admission $90 (after June 10th)

Email erica@conservationaction.org to get your early sponsorship or student options! 

A Huge Thank You to our Early Sponsors!

 

Platinum Sponsors:

Warren and Janis Watkins

Jackson Family Wines

Recology Sonoma and Marin

World Centric

 

Gold Sponsors:

Assemblymember Jim Wood

Larry Laba and Barbara Bourne

Pacific Expeditors

North Bay Labor Council

Friedman’s Home Improvement

 

Silver Sponsors:

Jane Nielson

Preserve Rural Sonoma County

Padi Selwyn and Rueben Weinzveg

Veronica Jacobi and David Gougler

Guy Conner

 

Bronze Sponsors:

Chip and Margie Atkin

L Willard and Nancy Richards

Bonnie Berkeley and Bill Smith

Mayor Jake Mackenzie and Barbara Mackenzie

Matthew and LaRee Maguire

Nell Kneibler

Industrial Carting & Global Materials Recovery Services

Ed Sheffield, Santa Rosa City School Board

Marc and Jeanie Kahn

 

Watershed Revival Event, February 17th

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Join us in a community gathering for fire survivors, watershed enthusiasts, and local residents

Larkfield Community Garden at Maddox Ranch Park

Saturday, Feb 17th from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Receive hands on demonstrations of how to:

Protect our watershed

Hear from local leaders about recovery efforts 

Enjoy live music and snacks!

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RSVP and SHARE on Facebook

For more information contact:

programdirector@communitysoil.org

A proud partnership between these local community groups. Thank you to our generous sponsor Sonoma Clean Power!


 

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 SCCA Members and love from our community.

All you have to do is show up! 

Address: 540 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa. Across from the Odd Fellows Hall

Time: 5:30 p – 8:00 p

 

Another World is Possible Presents: Community Leaders Engagement Breakfast, April 5th

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This past January at The North Bay Community Engagement Fair, we gathered as a community with over 100 local groups and invited thousands of volunteers to directly engage with community! We were overwhelmed, humbled, and inspired by the response of our community and are answering the calling to continue this movement moment…

 

Please join us on April 5th, for an Engagement Breakfast of Community Leaders at the Sustainable Enterprise Conference at the Student Center of Sonoma State University! This breakfast is a cross-sectional gathering of leaders who are working towards a healthy, equitable, and resilient community to help secure civil liberties, protect the disenfranchised, empower a more equitable economy, and foster ecological regeneration!

Space is limited! Please register in advance by clicking here.

Join us to connect with like-minded organizations, explore shared values with a diverse spectrum of local groups, and share your vision for Sonoma County as we build a foundation for collective impact.This breakfast aims to cultivate synergy, collaboration, and a holistic (and effective) ecosystem of change-makers, leaders, and coalitions of every kind. This gathering will help foster cross-collaboration, cultivate shared visioning and project discussion, and create an opportunity for your organization to share how we as a community can support your success!

Agenda

7AM – Arrive, registration and breakfast

8AM – Another World is Possible Convening

9:15 AM – Adjourn to breakouts

This breakfast takes place before the annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference in the same location at the Student Center at Sonoma State University. This pass is not a pass to the Sustainable Enterprise Conference (SEC) – purchase deeply discounted passes here. You are welcome to stay and enjoy the SEC programming without a conference pass, but please don’t participate in the SEC lunch without registering for the conference.

Another World Is Possible

A coalition of diverse organizations and individuals working together to integrate and cross-pollinate the many efforts in the North Bay to ensure a healthy, equitable and just community!

  • SCCA, Sonoma County Conservation Action
  • CAFÉ, Conservation Action Fund for Education
  • ARC | Alliance for Regenerative Communities
  • The Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics
  • Farmer’s Guild
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Santa Rosa
  • NBOP, North Bay Organizing Project
  • Sierra Club
  • Daily Acts

Petaluma Community Engagement Fair, May 7th

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Petaluma Community Engagement Fair: Where Do You Want To Make A Difference?

Sunday, May 7, 2017 — Noon to 4 p.m.

Lucchesi Community Center 3

20 North Mc Dowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA.(map)

The Petaluma Community Engagement Fair is a grassroots, non-partisan effort to encourage and support residents’ engagement in the life of our community based on the values of respect, appreciation, and understanding of diversity and toward the goals of a sustainable environment, inclusive economy and the provision of assistance to those in need. This event is co-sponsored by Petaluma Community Relations Council, Sonoma County Conservation Action and CAFE, and will bring together Petaluma and other organizations and community groups with volunteers and activists who wish to further these values.

For further information: Contact Marjorie Helm – 707-321-3192 – MarjorieHelm10@gmail.com 

ATTENDANCE AT THIS EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE!

Please register in advance by clicking here.

9th Annual Russian River Float with SCCA and Riverkeeper, July 26th

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Join Conservation Action for a float down the Russian River with Don McEnhill, the Russian Riverkeeper & Riverkeeper Executive Director!

Learn about current water and river issues, and how we can do our part to help protect this incredibly valuable resource.

Paddle down the beautiful Middle Reach of the Russian River. This remote 6.5 mile journey will take us through an intimate and rarely accessed part of the river; providing the opportunity to see the river’s abundant wildlife in a new light!

 

Key Details!

Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Slide Scale Donation: $50-100

Tickets: Click here to purchase online or send a check to “SCCA, 540 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404” noting “Riverfloat”

RSVP: Email Kerry@conservationaction.org for tickets

Arrival Time: 3:45 pm

Start Time: 4:00 pm (we will leave on time, so don’t be late) 

Meeting Location: Wohler Bridge Parking Lot, Corner of Wohler & Westside Roads, Outside Forestville

Canoes are provided for you and are sponsored by Russian River Adventures!

Conservation Action’s Annual Grassroots Gala, June 10th

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Photo Credit: Patricia Brunelle

Keynote Speaker

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom at 5:30 pm!

 

We invite you to join us Saturday, June 10th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm for a fantastic dinner catered by A La Heart at the newly remodeled 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 grown, healthy ingredients.

***SOLD OUT***

If you have already RSVP’d and received confirmation from our staff but need to pay online, please email kerry@conservationaction.org for the link to our online purchasing page.

Thank you for your interest in joining us and please stay tuned for our 2018 Gala next year! 

Sponsorship/Ticket Levels:

Platinum $2,500 (10 tickets/1 tables) | Gold $1,000 (8 tickets/1 table) | Silver $500 (4 tickets) | Bronze $300 (2 tickets)

General Admission Ticket Levels:

Advance General Admission $70 (before June 1st) | General Admission $90 (after June 1st)


Environmental Leadership Awards:

Dick Day Community Activist Award: June Moes

Upstream Swimmer Award: Caryl Hart

Bill Kortum Innovative Leader Award: Denny Rosatti

Young Environmental Activist of the Year Award: Jazmín Gudiño

NEW! 2017 Sonoma County Ernestine I. Smith “Environmentalist of the Year” Award: Teri Shore — Sponsored and Presented by the Sonoma County Conservation Council


A Huge Thank You to our Early Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors:

Former Senator Noreen Evans and Guy Conner

Service Employees International Union, Local 1021

Board President Neal Fishman and Maxene Spellman

Board Member Janis Watkins and Warren Watkins

Rick Theis and Carolyn Johnson

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (FIGR)

Recology

Gold Sponsors:

Congressman Jared Huffman

Assemblymember Jim Wood

Former Assemblymember and Board Chair Michael Allen

421 Group, Inc.

Citizens for Safe Neighborhoods

SOAR / Russian River Adventures

Fishman Supply Company, Petaluma

Lozeau Drury LLP, Oakland

Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3

Silver Sponsors:

Senator Mike McGuire

Board Member Jane Nielson and Howard Wilshire

Arnie Feldshar

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center -(OAEC)

David Schonbrunn-TRANSDEF

Robert and Paula Brent

Marc and Jeanie Kahn

Thera and Don Buttaro

Vice Mayor, Jack Tibbetts, City of Santa Rosa

Supervisor David Rabbitt, District 2

Jean Schulz

Bronze Sponsors:

Bonnie Berkeley and William Smith

CAFE Board Member Sara Sharp Goldstein

Beth and Hugo Martinez

Mayor Jake Mackenzie and Barbara Mackenzie

Sonoma Coast Surfrider

Matt and LaRee Maguire

Greenbelt Alliance

Padi Selwyn and Reuben Weinzveg

Sebastopol City Council-Member Sarah Glade Gurney

Ted Eliot

Lucy Kortum

Santa Rosa School Board Trustee and SCCA Board Member Ed Sheffield

Nancy and Willard Richards

Janice Cader-Thompson and Jerry Thompson

Connie Codding

Petaluma Mayor David Glass and Vice-Mayor Teresa Barrett

Sonoma County Water Coalition

Mayor Deb Fudge

Nell Kneibler

Margaret Spaulding

Chris Brokate

Janie Castles and Barry Bussewitz

Save SF Bay

Louisa Leavitt

Sonoma County Gazette

Councilmember Chris Rogers, City of Santa Rosa

Maddy Hirshfield and Former Mayor Janet Orchard, City of Cotati

Sonoma County Democratic Party

Marjorie Helm and Chip Atkin

Board Member Anne Seeley

Board Member David Keller and Alison Marks

Summit State Bank

Supervisor Susan Gorin, District 1

Andrew T. McCormick, DDS

Lance and J Barlas

Former Council Member Gary Wysocky

Santa Rosa School Board Member, Jenni Klose

Maalama Watershed Alliance

Council Member, Julie Combs, City of Santa Rosa

Council Member, Chris Coursey, City of Santa Rosa

North Bay Bohemian

Daphne Smith

Summit State Bank

Lee Hunt and Joan Meisel


Wine sponsors include:

 


Event Information:

When: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Friedman Event Center – Santa Rosa (4676 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 | Click HERE for Map)

8th Annual Russian River Float with Conservation Action and RiverKeeper

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Join Conservation Action for a float down the Russian River with Don McEnhill, the Russian Riverkeeper & RiverKeeper Executive Director!

Learn about current water and river issues, and how we can do our part to help protect this incredibly valuable resource.

Paddle down the beautiful Middle Reach of theRussian River. This remote 6.5 mile journey will take us through an intimate and rarely accessed part of the river; providing the opportunity to see the river’s abundant wildlife in a new light!

 

Key Details!

Date: Thursday, July 21st, 2016

RSVP: Email Kerry@conservationaction.org for tickets

Arrival Time: 3:45 pm

Start Time: 4:00 pm (we will leave on time, so don’t be late) 

Meeting Location: Wohler Bridge Parking Lot, Corner of Wohler & Westside Roads, Outside Forestville

7th Annual SCCA RIVER FLOAT with the Russian Riverkeeper

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River Float Launch point

Russian River float launch site, looking downriver.

The 7th Annual SCCA RUSSIAN RIVER FLOAT took place on August 20th, 2015.
 
We paddled  canoes, provided by SOAR, 6.5 miles down the Russian River’s Middle Reach, from below the confluence with Dry Creek to Wohler Bridge. This is an intimate, hard-to-access part of the river, home to abundant birds and wildlife. We saw 2 or 3 Great Blue Herons, many Kingfishers, and violet-green swallows, plus fish in the river. 
This year we also saw fire-fighting tankers circling as they prepared to land at Sonoma County airport.
 
Russian River event 2015It was a beautiful day: the River was low, and fog retreated so the usual upriver breezes dropped, allowing us an easy paddle downriver.
Pausing to enjoy self-provided sack dinners, we heard about invasive species and the impacts of river bank armoring projects from Don McEnhill, the Russian Riverkeeper.