FIRST-EVER HYBRID GALA AND AUCTION JULY 31st – 4 to 6 pm
Traditionally, SCCA has hosted our Grassroots Gala in person every summer. Last year, we moved to an online event.
This year’s Grassroots Gala is a Hybrid Gala. The Online portion will present our program via Zoom, where we highlight this year’s environmental Award Winners, speak of Gratitude and live chat with In Person House Parties. In Person guests can watch the Gala from deck or patio, safely socially distanced.
Our fabulous On Line Auction is open 24/7 from July 22 through August 7th
Your support today will help us protect our oak and forest lands, 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 both in-person and online and includes Awards, Live Chats, and a Silent Auction! Ticket holders will receive a link to a Zoom that can be viewed on a device at home.
Over the last sixteen months, we have had to work hard to create community – through technology or behind masks. And as the world opens back up slowly, we want to celebrate the good things in life – the things that we’ve missed the most through the pandemic.
Sonoma County Conservation Action has played a critical role in keeping our waterways, open spaces, and parks healthy, eliminating toxics from schools, providing access to more affordable housing in our urban cores, and helping us elect community leaders who are ready to fight for a more sustainable and more equitable future for everyone. With your help, we can continue these fights through 2021 and into 2022.
Sponsorship Ticket Levels
Sustainer $5,000 | Supporter $2,500 | Advocate $1,000 | Contributor $500 | Friend $300
Regular Ticket Levels
Individual $25 | $50 with Gift Basket | $100 Join an In-Person House Party
‘Blue/Green Eggs and Ham’ 2020 Election Debrief
Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 10 AM-12 PM PST
Price: Free Public Event
*Registration will be required via Zoom for Comments
Online with Facebook Live
Co-sponsored by Sonoma County Conservation Action, the North Bay Labor Council, and the Sonoma County Democratic Party.
Every election year since 2000, the Sonoma County labor/environmental/social justice alliance holds a post-election review called (with a nod to Dr. Seuss) ‘Blue/Green Eggs and Ham’. One of the main themes of ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ is persistence, that if you persevere and refuse to give up, you can accomplish your goals in the end.
The moderators interview our Congressional Representatives, County Supervisors, Interim Director of the Ag and Open Space District, all nine Sonoma County Mayors, as well as some newly elected city councilmembers.
Agenda for 2020 Election Retrospective
National (Panel 1) Politics After Trump
Congressmen Jared Huffman and Mike Thompson, SSU Political Science Professor David McCuan, moderated by former California Assemblyman, Michael Allen
Sonoma County (Panel 2) Beyond the Disaster
County Panel featuring Incoming Chair of the Board Lynda Hopkins, Outgoing Chair Susan Gorin, and newly appointed interim General Manager of the Sonoma County Agriculture Preservation and Open Space District Caryl Hart, moderated by Dennis Rosatti (Principal Rosatti Consulting)
Mayors Roundup (Panel 3) Be Aware, Be Active
All nine Sonoma County Mayors discuss upcoming issues and call on us to participate and act in the coming year
Newly Electeds (Panel 4) New Kids on the Block
Newly-elected progressive leaders introduce themselves and show us hope for the future in a post-COVID, post-recession local political landscape
Public Comment Wrap-Up The Public Speaks
Our final segment will feature public comment on the presentations, hosted by Chris Rogers.
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.
Where: Wohler Bridge or Memorial Bridge
(You will be contacted with updates before the float)
Price: $50-$150 per Person Sliding Scale
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!)
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.
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.
Date: Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
Slide Scale Donation: $40-100
RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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”
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!
Purchase tickets from Copperfields Books HERE.