Local authors of the new book “What’s Making Our Children Sick” will talk about how toxins in food and the environment are leading to behavioral, developmental, and neurological illnesses in local kids. This event is not to be missed!
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.
Free! Kids are welcome!
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.
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!
For more information contact:
A proud partnership between these local community groups. Thank you to our generous sponsor Sonoma Clean Power!
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
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
Photo Credit: Patricia Brunelle
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.
If you have already RSVP’d and received confirmation from our staff but need to pay online, please email email@example.com 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!
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!
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)
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
Senator Mike McGuire
Board Member Jane Nielson and Howard Wilshire
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center -(OAEC)
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
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
Padi Selwyn and Reuben Weinzveg
Sebastopol City Council-Member Sarah Glade Gurney
Santa Rosa School Board Trustee and SCCA Board Member Ed Sheffield
Nancy and Willard Richards
Janice Cader-Thompson and Jerry Thompson
Petaluma Mayor David Glass and Vice-Mayor Teresa Barrett
Sonoma County Water Coalition
Mayor Deb Fudge
Janie Castles and Barry Bussewitz
Save SF Bay
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
Summit State Bank
Lee Hunt and Joan Meisel
Wine sponsors include:
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)
Sonoma County Conservation Action is turning 25 this year! To celebrate a quarter of a century of fighting for Sonoma County’s environmental heritage, we celebrated on June 18th with our members and amazing community, we awarded our Environmental Leaders Jared Huffman, US Congress 2nd District, Ted Eliot, former US Ambassador, and Cea Higgins of Surfrider Foundation.
We are incredibly thankful for our sponsors, members, supporters and friends. You make this possible.
Our photographer, Patricia Brunelle, has made her photographs available for download online, check them out by clicking HERE!
Thank you to our Gala Sponsors!
25 More Years!
SSCA Board President Neal Fishman & Maxene Spellman, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 551, Jackson Family Winery, Service Empoloyees Unternational Union Local 1021, Rick Theis & Carolyn Johnson
Guy Conner, US Congressman Jared Huffman, Robert Jacob, SCCA Board Member Jane Nielson & Howard Wilshire, Warren Watkins & SCCA Board Member Janis Watkins, Assemblymember Jim Wood
SMART Transit Equity
SCCA Board Chair Michael Allen, Marc & Jeannie Khan, Eleanor Kneibler, North Bay Labor Council AFL-CIO, North Bay Organizing Project, David Schonbrunn
Jack Tibbett, Lucy Kortum, Barbara & Jake MacKenzie Rohnert Park City Council member, State Senator Mike McGuire, Petaluma Tomorrow, SCCA Board Member Anne Seeley & Brien Seeley, Sonoma County Water Coalition, James Winston
Chris Rogers, Marea Canizzaro, Alan Siegle, Beth Martinez, Daniel Gurney, David Grabill & Dorthy Battenfeld, SRJC Trustee, Sebastopol City Mayor Sarah Glad Gurney & Daniel Gurney, SCCA Board Member Edward Sheffield & Beth Dadko, Greenbelt Alliance, Hank Flum, Kenneth Wells, L Willard Richards, Margaret Fishman, Margaret Spaulding, Matthew & LaRee Maguire, Sara Sharp Goldstein, Beth & Hugo Martinez, L. Willard & Nancy Richards, SOAR Inflatables, Sonia Taylor, Sonoma County Water Coalition, Veronica Jacobi, Russian Riverkeeper, Julie Combs Santa Rosa City Council, Chris Coursey, Margaret Spaulding, Kenneth Wells
Hello Conservation Action Community!
Today we celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a important civic information! First, If you have not registered to vote, and have the capability to do so, we ask that you go to the Secretary of State’s online portal to register today. Now with that out of the way, here are a series of key election dates that we ask everyone to keep in mind. Your vote is important to the future of Sonoma County’s conservation and environmental health, so we want to make sure you have all the information you need.
- September 29th: First day that sample ballots arrive.
- October 10th: Absentee Ballot voting opens.
- October 24th: The last day to register to vote. Registration must either be post marked or electronically filed no later than this date.
- November 1st: The deadline to request an absentee ballot if you are already registered to vote.
- November 8th: Election Day! If you are not able to return your absentee ballot by mail, you must return your ballot in person at either the Registrar of Voters Office, or any polling place in Sonoma County. This must take place no later than 8 p.m. on election day.
- November 11th: The last day to receive a VBM ballot in the mail that was post marked no later than November 8th.