SMART’s Journey

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A Look Back The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) system has seen significant progress in its bid to provide efficient and eco-friendly transportation solutions for the region’s inhabitants. Since its inception, the rail system has achieved remarkable milestones, including extending its reach and enhancing connectivity. The significant accomplishment of extending the rail service to Larkspur… Read more »

Oak and Tree Moratorium Passed in Sonoma County

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On December 12, the Board of Supervisors revisited the Oak & Tree protection ordinances that will give broad legal protections to our county’s trees and oak woodlands. We are so thankful for the community sending in letters, emails, and coming out to show their support for these critical ordinances at the meeting. Despite our work… Read more »

California’s Evolving Stand on Synthetic Turf

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California’s storied history of environmental leadership is punctuated by its constant battle with prolonged droughts and the challenges they bring. Historically, in a bid to combat these water shortages, synthetic turf emerged as a stop-gap solution, offering a green facade with seemingly minimal water requirements. Its low-maintenance and water-saving benefits made it an attractive option… Read more »

Critical 2024 SoCo Races

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As we barrel towards the end of 2023, we also run headlong into a jam-packed election year in 2024. Because the Presidential Primary (save us all) come to California early, Sonoma County’s Supervisorial primaries are also held this coming March. There are three districts on the ballot – District 1 (Susan Gorin), District 3 (Chris… Read more »

2023 Grass Roots Gala

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Join SCCA July 8th for Our 2023 Grass Roots Gala! This Year’s Gala will include Guest Speakers, Silent Auction, Awards, Diner, and More… Our theme this year is “Grassroots Gala Garden Party”. Our program this year will focus on public policies that our organization and our allies are currently working on to create a more… Read more »

SDC Lawsuit Aims To Protect Wildlife And Wildfire Safety

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In January 2023, two community groups filed a lawsuit against an environment impact report (EIR) that allows large scale redevelopment at the former Sonoma Developmental Center. The lawsuit seeks to protect wildlife from out-of-scale development and humans from a flawed report on wildfire evacuation. Here is a summary of some key issues.Adjacent to extensive wildland… Read more »

12th Assembly District Endorsement

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This November, Sonoma County Conservation Action supports Damon Connolly for the 12th Assembly District The 12th district is currently represented by Assemblymember Marc Levine, who chose to not run for re-election and instead threw his hat in the ring for Insurance Commissioner. He lost. But meanwhile, the newly formed 12th Assembly District had moved on… Read more »

2022 Grass Roots Gala

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Our program will focus on the lessons learned from the pandemic and how communities have used recovery dollars to invest in a better, more sustainable future for our kids and grandkids. As always, we will honor our environmental champions, and give thanks to those who have fought every day to make Sonoma County the special… Read more »

SCCA Endorses Blake Hooper for District 2 Supervisor

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  The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report tells us what we already know: our climate is changing, and local communities like ours are already feeling the sting. We must continue to elect leaders who won’t just play lip service to environmental concerns, but can push past tired excuses to support the… Read more »