Join Us for the 12th Annual River Float

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August 20th Russian River Canoe Trip: Postponed Due to Fire


Spend an amazing late afternoon paddling a 6-mile stretch of the middle reach of the Russian River with Don McEnhill, our Russian Riverkeeper, and Larry Laba, the host, guide and owner of Russian River Adventures. This is the 11th annual Riverkeeper float that Don and Larry have donated to SCCA. It is always popular, and you will come away with an appreciation of how many different environmental issues affect the jewel of Sonoma County, and what Don is doing, and what you can do.

We’ll meet at Wohler Bridge at 3 pm … socially distant bus shuttling to a private launch site off Westside Road, and we’ll paddle back to Wohler in 2-man SOAR Inflatable canoes. It is usually hot when we launch and cool when we finish, so wear your swim shorts, good hat, sunscreen, and llghtweight layers, a good snack and water. Join us as we celebrate this long partnership between the SCCA and the Russian Riverkeeper.

There is a great possibility of seeing excellent bird life, and over the years of offering the SCCA float, participants have seen bald eagles, river otter and bobcat. Who knows what we will see!

Join us for a very fun and enjoyable paddle with like-minded people who truly care about Sonoma County’s rivers, mountains, corridors, and green spaces.

NOTE: River Trip Limit 30 persons. Sliding scale for kids, students.

When: TBD

Where: Wohler Bridge or Memorial Bridge

(You will be contacted with updates before the float)

Price: $50-$150 per Person Sliding Scale


2020 Grass Roots Gala!

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Traditionally, SCCA has hosted our annual Grassroots Gala to celebrate our environmental successes and raise funds for the issues that lie ahead. Though we can’t gather in person this year, we hope you will support us by joining and sponsoring our… 


Virtual Online Auction and Gala July 31st, 7:00pm

Your support today will help us keep our waterways, open spaces, and parks healthy, eliminate toxics from schools, provide access to more affordable housing into our urban cores, and help us elect community leaders who are ready to fight for a more sustainable and more equitable future for everyone.


This year our Grass Roots Gala will be held online and includes Awards, Live Chats, and a Short Film! Ticket holders will receive a link to a Zoom that can be viewed on a device at home. Share freely with friends and family.

For Free Tickets Email

Sponsorship Ticket Levels:

Nothing But Blue Sky Over Sonoma $5,000 | Cleaner Water in our Rivers and San Francisco Bay $2,500 | Reduced GHG Emissions for the entire North Bay $1,000 | Local Regenerative Farming $500 | Decreased Demand for Donald Trump Mega-Rallies $300

Individual $25 | $100 with Gift basket

Check Out SCCA’s Silent Auction!


A Huge Thank You to our Early Sponsors!

Nothing But Blue Sky Over Sonoma

Neal Fishman
Warren and Janis Watkins
Michael Allen and Helen Ross

Cleaner Water in our Rivers and San Francisco Bay

SOAR/Russian River Adventures
Susan Gorin, Sonoma County Supervisor

Reduced GHG Emissions for the entire North Bay

Jackson Family Wines
Lucy Kortum
Jean Schulz
Marc Bommersbach
North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Local Regenerative Farming

Anne and Brien Seeley
Ariel Kelley
Nell Kneibler
Jake Mackenzie, Rohnert Park City Council and Barbara Mackenzie
Senator Mike McGuire
Ed Sheffield
Julie, Barry and Jerry Groves
Congressman Jared Huffman

Decreased Demand for Donald Trump Mega-Rallies

Chris Coursey
Damon Connolly, Marin County Supervisor
Ever Flores
Lynda Hopkins, Sonoma County 5th District Supervisor
Maddy Hirshfield and Janet Orchard, Former Mayor of Cotati
Willard and Nancy Richards
Barbara Moulton and Tom Helm
Guy Conner
Debora Fudge-Committe to Elect Debora Fudge Town Council 2020
Lance and J Barlas
Mark and Cathy Walsh

Memories of SCCA’s 2019 Grass Roots Gala

2019 SCCA Holiday Open House!

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Join Conservation Action Board and Staff for a Holiday Open House


Where: SCCA Office 540 Pacific Ave Santa Rosa

When: 5:30pm – 8pm Monday December 16th

Conservation Action’s Board and Staff are opening up our office on Monday, December 16st for an intimate holiday gathering. Here’s a top ten list of why you should attend the Conservation Action Open House:
10. Lite Finger Foods Prepared by SCCA, or Donated by Friends! (Feel Free to Bring Something to Share, But No Expectations!)
9. Wine and Beer!
8. Eco-Caroling! (A little scary to think some of us may break out in song, but tis the season!)
7. Cider!
6. Merry-Making!
5. Meet and Fellow Local Enviros and Celebrate the Season!
4. Christmas Raffle!
3. Santa might be there!
2. Elbow rubbing (it’s a small office!)
1. And the number 1 reason you should go to the Conservation Action Holiday Open House- It’s a party for YOU!
Come out and have a good time with us and get to know Conservation Action’s team of board volunteers and dedicated staff.

RSVP Here!

Join Us for the 11th Annual River Float

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Join Conservation Action for a float down the Russian River with Don McEnhill, the Russian Riverkeeper & Riverkeeper Executive Director and SOAR’s Larry Laba!

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 and the Syar Beach. This remote ~3.5 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! The Trip with go from Healdsburg Memorial Beach to the Crow Bar. There will be great places to swim along the way.

Please bring your own water and snacks.

Key Details!

Date: Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Slide Scale Donation: $40-100

RSVP: Email for tickets

Arrival Time: 4:45 pm

Start Time: 5:30 pm (we will leave on time, so don’t be late) Total Paddle Time: 1 Hour

Meeting Location: 20 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg

Click Here for a Map

Canoes are provided for you and are sponsored by Russian River Adventures!

or send a check to “SCCA, 540 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404” noting “Riverfloat”

Grassroots Gala 2019

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Blue Green Eggs and Ham 2019

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Join Us For The Progressive 2018 Election Season Debrief & Analysis

The Blue/Green Alliance invites you to join us Saturday morning, January 12th from 9:00 – 11:30am for breakfast along with a side of lively political panel discussions and Q&A sessions with candidates, campaign managers, pollsters, elected officials and political movers & shakers. Panelists will break down what happened locally during the 2018 election season and our next action steps to move forward. Speakers include:

  • Congressman Jared Huffman
  • Congressman Mike Thompson
  • Senator Mike McGuire
  • Assemblymember Jim Wood
  • Greg Sarris, Tribal Chair, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
  • Supervisor Susan Gorin
  • Petaluma Mayor Teresa Barrett
  • Cloverdale Mayor Melanie Bagby
  • Santa Rosa Councilmember Victoria Fleming
  • Windsor Councilmember Esther Lemus
  • Sonoma Councilmember Rachel Hundley
  • Santa Rosa City School Boardmember Omar Medina
  • Daisy Pistey-Lyhne, Executive Director of Sonoma County Conservation Action
  • Maddy Hirshfield, Political Director of the North Bay Labor Council Bay
  • John McEntagart, Business Manager, IBEW Local 551
  • Dr. David McCuan, Chair, Political Science Dept., Sonoma State University
  • Dan Mullen, principal, Indie Politics
  • Logan Pitts, Political Director, Wine Country Young Democrats

Moderated by: Santa Rosa Vice Mayor Chris Rogers


Location: OddFellows Hall at 545 Pacific Avenue in Santa Rosa (near the Junior College)

TimeBreakfast: 9:00 – 9:30am

Panels and Q&A: 9:30 – 11:30 am

Brought to you by: North Bay Labor Council AFL-CIO, Sonoma County Conservation Action, Sonoma County Democratic Party, and Coalition for a Better Sonoma County.


Bonus opportunity: On Saturday, January 12th, the Odd Fellows Hall will also be the site for the Assembly District 2 Delegate Elections for the Democratic Party from 11:00am-1pm.

These delegates help set policy and endorse candidates for the next election cycle. Any registered Democrats living in AD2 (Assemblyman Jim Wood’s district – see map hereare encouraged to vote at this event on the same day as our event. US Congressman Jared Huffman, State Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Jim Wood will be in attendance.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Sonoma County Conservation Action’s mission
is to better our quality of life in Sonoma County for all generations, through educating, directly engaging and organizing the grassroots public on local environmental issues and policies.

Toxic Free Future Tools Training

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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.

Thursday, April 12th, from 5:30 to 7:00pm
Environmental Center, 55A Ridgway, Santa Rosa


Free! Kids are welcome!

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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.




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Environmental Grassroots Gala

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We invite you to join us Saturday, June 23rd from 5:00 to 9:00 pm for a fantastic dinner catered by A La Heart at the 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 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 10th) | General Admission $90 (after June 10th)

Email to get your early sponsorship or student options! 

A Huge Thank You to our Early Sponsors!


Platinum Sponsors:

Warren and Janis Watkins

Jackson Family Wines

Recology Sonoma and Marin

World Centric

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

Operating Engineers Local No. 3


Gold Sponsors:

Assemblymember Jim Wood

Larry Laba and Barbara Bourne

Pacific Expeditors

North Bay Labor Council

Friedman’s Home Improvement

Carolyn Johnson and Rick Theis

Marc Bommersbach and Judith Olney

Jack Buckhorn and Maddy Hirshfield, North Bay Labor Council C.O.P.E.

Mary Burns

Fishman Supply

William & Margaret Fishman

SEIU 1021


Silver Sponsors:

Lucy Kortum

Jane Nielson

Preserve Rural Sonoma County

Padi Selwyn and Rueben Weinzveg

Veronica Jacobi and David Gougler

Guy Conner

David Schonbrunn

Burbank Housing

Nicholas Josefowitz, BART Board Director

Lynda Hopkins, Board of Supervisors, District 5

Arnie Feldsher

Douglas Allard- The Wattle Guys LLC

Sonoma County Growers Alliance



Bronze Sponsors:

Chip Atkin and Margie Helm

L Willard and Nancy Richards

Bonnie Berkeley and Bill Smith

Mayor Jake Mackenzie and Barbara Mackenzie

Matthew and LaRee Maguire

Nell Kneibler

Industrial Carting & Global Materials Recovery Services

Ed Sheffield, Santa Rosa City School Board

Marc and Jeanie Kahn

Michael and Barbara Molland

Maacama Watershed Alliance

Karen and Joel Erickson

Una Glass, Sebastopol City Council Member

Terry Price and Kerry Campbell-Price

David Keller and Alison Marks Keller

US Congressman Jared Huffman

Laurie and Ray Gallian

Margaret Spaulding

John Kelly

Noreen Evans