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Flooded Road in Forestville

Sonoma County Storm Clean-up and Follow-Up

Although there is always room for improvement, this flood, although not at record levels, had much less damage and need for emergencies services than past floods. However, there are some landslides that took out rural roads that will be very expensive to repair. There are culverts that could have been kept clear but were clogged with debris that could have been cleared out prior to winter rains. But all-in-all, this winter storm resulted in much less damage that in previous years and that’s the result of pro-active efforts on the part of many people and county services.

Read: Sonoma County Storm Clean-up and Follow-Up
Community Choice Energy in California

Amidst the Madness: Hope, Resistance, and Spreading Solutions

I spent the first part of last weekend feeling depressed about recent headlines.

However, over the weekend I was reminded of the many committed and powerful people who surround us by way of a conversation with a friend about an ecology project she did with her daughters. This person has led many efforts to help tomorrow’s leaders gain a reverence for this planet and an appreciation of what it takes to protect it – from bee-saving gardens to backpacking trips.

Read: Amidst the madness, hope, resistance, and spreading solutions
Sonoma County Opens New Green Fleet and Materials Lab Facility

Sonoma County Opens New Green Fleet and Materials Lab Facility

Construction on Sonoma County’s new $9.5 million Fleet and Materials Lab facility was recently completed on time and within budget, providing a new home for the County’s green fleet in a building designed with the environment in mind. The project was completed by Alten Construction (AltenConstruction.com), a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company.

Read: Sonoma County Opens New Green Fleet and Materials Lab Facility
River Enthusiasts to Launch Year-long Focus on Russian River

Water and Wildlife: A Watershed View of Problems and Opportunities for the Russian River

Two important documents on the Russian River came out late this summer that offered two different pictures of our watershed and most people are focused on only one of them. The first is the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the “Fish Habitat Flows and Water Rights Project” (Flow EIR) that concluded we need to reduce summer flows by 44% to improve habitat for Endangered salmon and steelhead.

Read: A Watershed View of Problems and Opportunities for the Russian River
Reasons to be Optimistic

Reasons to be Optimistic in 2017

What can you do in this New Year to make a Difference? Sonoma County residents are the epitome of thoughtful deliberation, and yet the weight of our positions has not recently carried the day nationwide. 

Read: Reasons to be Optimistic in 2017
Sonoma County Communities:
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 & Reese Foxen"
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"
Jenner and Sonoma Coast "Jenner Jottings"
Monte Rio "Monte Rio Musings by Chuck Ramsey"
North Sonoma County Coast "North Sonoma County Coast"
Occidental "Occidental Oriented by Mackenzie Nekton"
Penngrove "Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown"
Petaluma "Positively Petaluma by Wayne Dunbar"
Rio Nido "Rio Nido Magic by Elena Chronis"
Rohnert Park "Rohnert Park - the Friendly City"
Roseland "Roseland Review by Duane Dewitt"
Santa Rosa "Santa Rosa Snippets by Elaine B. Holtz"
Sebastopol "Sebastappeal By Sarah Glade Gurney"
Sonoma Coast "Sonoma Coast - Bodega Bay - Jenner - Fort Ross - Gualala"
Sonoma Valley City of Sonoma "Savory Sonoma by Stephanie Hiller"
Sonoma Valley Springs Communities "Springs Splash - Tom Martin"
Windsor "What's Up in Windsor by Tina Castelli"
SPOTLIGHT on Business:
 
2016 Guide to Sonoma County Animal Rescue Organizations

2016 Sonoma County Animal Rescue Organizations

by Vesta Copestakes
Read: 2016 Sonoma County Animal Rescue Organizations
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