Please join us for the Salmon Creek Watershed Progress Report & Community Social
Sunday 2/26 3-6pm at 1935 Bohemian Hwy. in Occidental
West County’s most popular community radio station KOWS 107.3 FM is looking to the community to help relocate their antenna and transmitter to provide a more robust signal for West County, the Russian River area, Sebastopol, and Santa Rosa. While today’s signal finds pockets of strong reception, there are those low lying locations in the County that have online listeners who’ve expressed a desire to listen beyond the internet streaming presence that exists today.
The Sonoma County Water Agency is preparing an Initial Study for the Occidental Wastewater Treatment Facility Recycled Water Project (Project). An Initial Study is a preliminary analysis of a project’s potential environmental impacts used to determine whether a Negative Declaration or an Environmental Impact Report will be prepared.
The Project objectives are to upgrade wastewater treatment levels, construct and utilize new off-stream storage, and expand beneficial reuse of recycled water.
Now that Friday Markets are over, it truly feels like the holiday season is upon us. With concerts and charity benefits to attend and presents to buy, it’s sure to be a jolly time. Occidental is jumping full swing into the festivities-- and you probably don’t want to miss any of it.
I’ve been wanting to interview Brock Dolman, our local permaculture god, for years. But he’s always gallivanting around the world, leading trainings and speaking at conferences.
Brock’s been doing that a long time actually. In 1987, he was in Nicaragua near the Honduran border, on a construction brigade helping to build houses and a school for the Sandinistas in the thick of the US-sponsored Contra War. Later during that journey through Central and South America, Brock met the woman (Carol Nieukirk) he was to be married to for 20 years. Several years later, Brock and Carol were invited to help purchase a parcel of land in Occidental, now famously known as the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center.