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 »

New Board of Forestry Regulations Put Housing Over Safety

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By Eve Kahn, Gary Margadant and Michael Allen    Last December the California Board of Forestry gutted California’s fire safe road regulations, leaving already vulnerable communities at-risk for future destruction.  Perhaps most problematic is the significant reduction in the minimum width of roads. Existing standards require twenty-foot width, while the newly adopted regulations require only… Read more »

SCCA Honors Dr. Jane Nielson, Scientist & Environmental Champion

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SCCA is pleased to honor the outstanding record of recent SCCA Board member Dr. Jane Nielson Ph.D geologist, Jane impressively served on the SCCA Board for seven years. She still loves Sonoma County, but is relocating to Portland to be near family Rigorous Scientist Jane brings scientific integrity and logical consistency to all her projects. She… Read more »

SCCA Award – When Wildfire Comes, Fire Safe Roads Are Vital!

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SCCA is pleased to award Marylee Guinon the Leadership & Sustainability Award for her tireless work on fire safe roads. The Threat The State Board of Forestry’s Fire Safe Regulations have long required safe concurrent firefighter access and civilian evacuation for all new development in the fire-prone Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). These Regulations require minimum… Read more »

Tell the Planning Commission to Protect Our Working Woodlands

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Please join us at the November 4th Planning Commission Meeting to demand stronger protection against Oak and Forest Land conversion in the county.   Scientists agree, protecting existing forests is the best low-cost approach for immediately sequestering large amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide, ultimately reducing our adverse impacts on the climate. In Sonoma County, thousands… Read more »