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!
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
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!
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
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.
It 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.
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.