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Sonoma County Climate Resilience Team

Sonoma County Climate Resilience Team recognized by White House

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Recognizes Sonoma County Climate Resilience Team, Launches Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness

Read: Sonoma County Climate Resilience Team recognized by White House
Endangered Fish in Russian River

Fish Flow Project Deadline for DEIR Comments will be extended

Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) Chairman Efren Carrillo announced on Friday, September 16 that the Water Agency Board will consider adding additional hearings and extending the comment period for the Fish Habitat Flows and Water Rights Project (Fish Flow Project) Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The original deadline for comments was October 17th.

Read: Fish Flow Project Deadline for DEIR Comments will be extended
Court HALTS Dogwood Floodplain Logging in Gualala

Court HALTS Dogwood Floodplain Logging in Gualala

On Wednesday, September 14, Sonoma County Superior Court confirmed a tentative ruling to temporarily halt further logging of the controversial Gualala River floodplain within the “Dogwood” timber harvest plan area while litigation proceeds. Hon. René Auguste Chouteau, Supervising Civil Court Judge, granted a Preliminary Injunction to petitioners Friends of Gualala River and Forest Unlimited (plaintiffs) after hearing arguments from plaintiff attorney Edward Yates, and attorneys representing Gualala Redwoods Timber, Douglas Bosco and Ginevra Chandler.

Read: Court HALTS Dogwood Floodplain Logging in Gualala
Election 2016  VOTE

Sonoma County Election Candidate Forums and Meetings

For every community that is having an election of City Council members to County Supervisors, Initiatives, ballot measures, etc. here are opportunities to get to the know the people and the issues before you vote:

Read: Sonoma County Election Candidate Forums and Meetings
River Enthusiasts to Launch Year-long Focus on Russian River

River Enthusiasts to Launch Year-long Focus on Russian River

On Wednesday, August 24, a diverse group of stakeholders will join me in launching their boats to kick off a year-long effort to create a new vision for improving the health of Russian River watershed.

Read: River Enthusiasts to Launch Year-long Focus on Russian River
Cannabis for Sale

Cannabis Impact: How Changing Cannabis Laws Will Impact Sonoma County - Part 1

This very informative event was held on Wednesday August 17, 2016 (5:00 PM) at the SOMO Village Event Center, Rohnert Park, CA. It was produced by sustainablenorthbay.org.

Read: Cannabis Impact: How Changing Cannabis Laws Will Impact Sonoma County: Part 1
Sonoma County Housing,  Fife Creek Commons

Sonoma County Housing, Crisis and Hope, Part 2

Housing — A Search for Solutions 

In Part 1 of this article, published in the August Gazette, I made the case that the desperate condition of housing affordability stems from a variety of public policy decisions.  Part 2 identifies some local options for housing success.

Read: Sonoma County Housing, Crisis and Hope, Part 2
Russian River Cleanup

2016 Watershed to Beach Cleanup Schedule

WHAT IS COASTAL CLEANUP DAY? 

Every year, on the third Saturday in September, people join together at sites all over California to take part in the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by the  Ocean Conservancy. Taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events in the world.

WHY CLEANUPS? 

California’s coast and waterways have historically been collecting spots for annual accumulations of trash and debris. This debris, if not removed, can be harmful and even fatal to all manners of marine wildlife, can damage our state’s economy, and can even become a human health hazard. Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way for families, students, service groups, and neighbors to learn about the impacts of marine debris and how we can prevent them.

This is the first year in which the Coastal clean up and the river clean up happens on the same day...from Ukiah to Jenner.

Read: 2016 Watershed to Beach Cleanup Schedule
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:
 
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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