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GUIDE to Sonoma County Watershed and Beach Clean-Ups
Why Community Waterway Cleanups are Important
Vast amounts of plastic debris litter the world’s oceans causing all manner of harm, and most of this debris comes from land. Our beaches are collecting spots for trash from city streets and highways. Trash travels - via inland waterways, storm drains, sewers, and on the wind, and eventually ends up on the coast. If not removed, this debris will end up in the ocean. Beach cleanups are a last line of defense - to prevent debris from causing harm to our oceans, to wildlife, to our coastal economies, and even to beach-goers (ouch!). For more Trash Talk go to cleanriveralliance.com —Chris BrokateRead: GUIDE to Sonoma County Watershed and Beach Clean-Ups
Restoring the Russian River Water Quality
By William Massey
We have promised it for years, and it is finally here. The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) has just released its draft assessment and strategy to address water quality issues in the Russian River watershed. The Russian River Watershed, from the headwaters north of Cloverdale to the mouth at Jenner, is a jewel of the North Coast Region, supporting a rich diversity of urban and rural values including family-friendly communities; outdoor recreation; renowned restaurants, wineries, and vacation opportunities; and economic opportunities ranging from farming to high tech. The Regional Water Board strategy, called a total maximum daily load Action Plan (TMDL Action Plan), specifically focuses on ways to protect those who recreate in the Russian River Watershed by identifying and controlling all sources of insufficiently treated human and domestic animal waste from entering the water.Read: Restoring the Russian River Water Quality
Sonoma County Affordable Housing Shortage
By Francisco Lozano
The housing crisis can no longer be ignored, more and more cities are having residents voice their concerns such as Santa Rosa, Healdsburg and recently, the city of Sonoma has proven that its citizens are not immune to itRead: Sonoma County Affordable Housing Shortage
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