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 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: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Slide Scale Donation: $50-100

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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Saturday, June 10th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Special Guest Speaker Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom!

 

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.

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)

Email Kerry@conservationaction.org or call 707-571-8566 for additional sponsorship information. 


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

Rick Theis and Carolyn Johnson

Board President Neal Fishman and Maxene Spellman

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

Silver Sponsors:

Warren and Janis Watkins

Senator Mike McGuire

Jane Nielson and Howard Wilshire

Arnie Feldshar

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center -(OAEC)

David Schonbrunn-TRANSDEF

Bronze Sponsors:

Bonnie Berkeley and William Smith

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


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.  

Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival

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CAFE

Join Conservation Action Fund for Education when they host the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour at the Sebastopol Grange Hall on Friday, August 7, 2015 starting at 4:30 p.m. With a Free Kids Matinee from 2-3pm, an Environmental Happy Hour with beer, wine, and food truck starting at 4:30, and then an evening film program starting at 6:30, not to mention the generous raffle prizes from local sponsors REI, Whole Foods, and Lagunitas, this event has something for everyone!

Films featured at Wild & Scenic give people a sense of place,” says Tour Manager, Jenna Brager. “In today’s busy world, it is easy to disconnect from our role in the global ecosystem. When we realize that the change we need in this world begins with us, we start making a difference. Come get inspired!”

Kicking off the tour event in Sebastopol is a FREE Kids Matinee from 2-3pm, open to all local youth! The Kids Matinee showcases films about the importance of preserving and protecting the natural world, with films centering on our national parks, youth rock climbing, and the concept of the ecosystem and how, consciously or not, we all play a role in the environment.

The evening film program features a wonderful film about author Joanna Macy and what she calls “The Great Turning”, which she describes as the third major human revolution beyond the agricultural and industrial revolutions. Also featured is “The Little Things”, a beautiful film about professional snowboarders who are committed to making positive changes to the environment. Rounding out the evening film program are several short films about river ecosystems and water conservation.

The festival is a natural extension of Conservation Action’s work to educate and inspire people to act on behalf of the environment. For over 20 years Conservation Action has been bettering Sonoma County through grassroots environmental activism. With goals of preserving, protecting and conserving Sonoma County, we are continuously working towards a more sustainable future.

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