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Gold Coast California

Conflict on the Future of Our Coast

The meeting room at the Timber Cove Volunteer Fire Department was filled beyond capacity as Sonoma Coastal residents met with Sonoma County’s Permit and Resources Department(PRMD) to discuss the proposed changes in the preliminary draft of the Local Coastal Plan Update.

Read: Conflict on the Future of Our Coast
Don Wallace, Dry Creek Vineyards

Wine, Water & Dirt

Many years ago our staff at Dry Creek Vineyard gave me the nickname “Dirt Guy” because of my fascination with the relationship between plants and dirt. I have spent the last 25 years trying to understand two things. One is what varieties of grapes taste the best when grown on what soil/environment. The second daunting question that mostly plagued me in the beginning of my career was why our vineyards were dying so youn

Read: Wine, Water & Dirt
SotoRCD- logo

Water Storage in Salmon Watersheds

The Sonoma Resource Conservation District has accelerated its long term efforts to work with rural and agricultural landowners in Russian River watersheds that are critical to Coho salmon survival.

Read: Water Storage in Salmon Watersheds
Solar Panels on Roof

Interview with Andy Ferguson - Net Zero Energy Use

Andy Ferguson is a Zen Buddhist scholar with an engineering background. He has a casual demeanor, a passion for his granddaughter, and a restlessness that manifests itself in his efforts to reduce his carbon footprint and his involvement with local sustainability initiatives. 

Read: Interview with Andy Ferguson - Net Zero Energy Use
Wood Burning Stove- Air Quality

The Quality of Our Air

Regulations Under Review

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that they are increasing restrictions on wood burning devices in a large swath of Sonoma County. The restrictions are mostly in densely populated areas with the good intent to keep the air clean. On October 21st there will be a Public Hearing and the public has until October 19th to comment on the proposed rule.

Read: The Quality of Our Air Regulations Under Review
Turf Conversion Tools

Turf Conversions

Clear Blue CommercialDaily Acts, The City of Petaluma, Cagwin & Doward and Rain Bird Irrigation are gearing up for the largest commercial lawn transformation event that has been done in the North Bay, Mulchstock.

Read: Turf Conversions
Valley Fire Destruction - PHOTO by Tenaya Flekenstein

Valley Fire Relief Benefits & Resources for Lake County 

Below is a list of organizations collecting funds - benefits, locations for collectings goods, etc. Please feel free to let me know of more - THANK YOU #ValleyFire

Read: Valley Fire Relief Benefits & Resources for Lake County
Sonoma County Communities:
Bodega "Bodega & Community Bloggette by Gwyneth Prosser"
Bodega "Bodega & Community Bloggette by Gwyneth Prosser"
Bodega Bay "Bodega Bay Beat by Joan Poulos"
Camp Meeker "Camp Meeker Beat by Tom Austin"
Cazadero "Cazadero Communications by Natasha Pehrson"
Cloverdale "Cloverdale Comments by Carol Russell"
Cotati "Cotati Heart & Soul Deborah Taylor-French"
Forestville "Forestville - The Good Life by Richard Naegle"
Geyserville "Geyserville Grapevine by deTraci Regula"
Graton "Grassroots Graton - Heather Granahan"
Guerneville "Guerneville Groove by Beth Rudometkin"
Healdsburg "Healdsburg Highlights by Gina Riner"
Lower Russian River "Lower Russian River: Forestville, Rio Nido, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Cazadero, Duncans Mills, Jenner"
Monte Rio "Monte Rio Musings by David Hardy"
North Coast "North Coast"
Occidental "Occidental Oriented by Benjamynn Gabriel"
Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown "Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown"
Penngrove, Sonoma County, California "Penngrove, Sonoma County, California"
Petaluma, Sonoma County, California "Petaluma, Sonoma County, California"
Positively Petaluma by Wayne Dunbar - July 2015 "Positively Petaluma by Wayne Dunbar"
Rio Nido "Rio Nido Magic by Elena Chronis"
Rohnert Park "Rohnert Park Rumblings by Gina Belforte"
Roseland "Roseland Review by Duane Dewitt"
Santa Rosa "Santa Rosa Snippets by Jo Anne Cohn"
Sebastopol "Sebastappeal By Sarah Glade Gurney"
Sonoma County "OUR County, by Supervisor Efren Carrillo"
Sonoma Valley "Springs Splash - Tom Martin"
Windsor "What's Up in Windsor by Tina Castelli"
SPOTLIGHT on Business:
Sonoma County Bicycle Shops

Sonoma County Bicycle Shops

Where to BUY, REPAIR or RENT a Bicycle

by Vesta Copestakes
Read: Sonoma County Bicycle Shops
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