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Sonoma County Gazette Washed Ashore

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 Brokate

Read: GUIDE to Sonoma County Watershed and Beach Clean-Ups
Russian River recreational users

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

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 it

Read: Sonoma County Affordable Housing Shortage
Sonoma County Communities:
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:
 
High Tea with Isaac at Tudor Rose, Santa Rosa, CAv

Sonoma County Tea Rooms 
and Specialty Shops

by Vesta Copestakes
Read: Sonoma County Tea Rooms and Specialty Shops
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