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|2020-01-12Jan 12, 2020
In partnership with The Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship, a non-profit organization based in Santa Rosa/Windsor, Timber Cove Resort removed 26,000 sq. ft. of non-native, invasive iceplant and replanted with native shrubs and seeds. The Center also promotes educational opportunities and works with disadvantaged youth on the project.
|2019-12-02Dec 2, 2019
During the months of October and November, up to 21 groundwater monitoring wells will be drilled near Sonoma County creeks to provide new information to managers and the public on the link between groundwater and stream flows. Coordination and construction of the wells are a technical service provided by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to Sonoma County’s three Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs).
|2019-11-30Nov 30, 2019
The Public and the LCP: The Sonoma Coast is an irreplaceable public asset and deserves the kind of respect and due process that it was accorded during the thorough public participation by which the first LCP was initially formulated and adopted. After a County-requested pause in the LCP update process following the 2017 Tubbs fire, Permit Sonoma is now pushing through an artificially-rushed public review of hundreds of pages of binding planning guidance and formal regulatory language in the aftermath of this year’s new fire season.
|2019-11-07Nov 7, 2019
The Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) board is seeking to fill one environmental representative seat on the Santa Rosa Plain GSA Advisory Committee. Santa Rosa Plain residents interested in groundwater are urged to apply. The Advisory Committee provides input and feedback on policies, programs and projects to the Board of the Santa Rosa Plain GSA.
|2019-10-16Oct 16, 2019
Ten national, state and local environmental organizations, including the Center for Biological Diversity and Madrone Audubon Society, have written letters to Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravich urging her to pursue criminal charges against wine company executive Hugh Reimers and his company, Krasilsa Pacific Farms.
|2019-08-29Aug 29, 2019
A coalition of cities, counties, towns, and special districts that share the Russian River watershed have partnered to raise awareness about storm drains and their connection to the vitality of our local creeks. Many community members are unaware of the fact that the storm drains in our streets, go directly into local creeks, and ultimately flow into the Russian River. The campaign focuses on raising awareness about impacts to our watershed and water quality by educating residents about one essential fact — only rain should ever go down the storm drain.
|2019-08-17Aug 17, 2019
As of August 15, 2019, the Sonoma County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Manual version 7.0 is in effect. Customers are hereby advised that any septic applications will be required to comply with the provisions of the OWTS Manual version 7.0. Customers are further advised of the following updates to Permit Sonoma’s permitting procedures:
|2019-07-29Jul 29, 2019
FEMA Representatives Reviewing Flood-Damaged Roads - Russian River Water Quality -Newombudsperson – Alisha O’Loughlinfor the Lower River area -Changes in the Fifth District Office as Susan Upchurch retires and Leo Chyi takes her place. Join Sonoma Coast and Lower Russian River MAC meeting in Cazadero with Senator Mike McGuire on August 15.
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