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2018-12-27Dec 27, 2018

Happy New Year from the dramatic and blustery Sonoma Coast! The creeks are flowing and the seas are pounding, Big Time! The mouth of the Russian River has closed and breached several times over the past month. The monster waves hitting our coast are pushing over the River-meets-the-ocean sand bar and flooding the low-lying areas of the Estuary. Here is news from the experts:

2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018

Algae bloom in the lower reaches of the Russian River has been showing itself in alarming abundance this summer. Areas where in the past algae would typically line the shoreline gravel beaches, have seen the bloom cover the entire river surface from shore to shore. The areas above Bridgehaven up to Sheephouse Creek were especially bad.


2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018

Upcoming MAC events include: Lower Russian River MAC Town Hall 3 - Saturday, Aug. 18, 1-3pm

Please join Supervisor Lynda Hopkins to discuss district boundaries, the recruitment process and qualifications for MAC representatives at Guerneville Elementary School. 14630 Armstrong Woods Rd. Guerneville

2018-11-08Nov 8, 2018

Coast, River MAC Representatives to be selected this monthOver the past month, the Fifth District Office received more than 40 applications from people hoping to represent their community in one of the two new Fifth District municipal advisory councils.

2018-11-01Nov 1, 2018

Fall has definitely arrived here on the coast. The rains we had a few weeks back triggered the mushrooms. Although a follow-up shower would have really gotten the ‘shrooms’ going, a few Boletes and Porcini’s have been popping up. We found a couple of beauties (at a secret location!) and thoroughly enjoyed them with a nice Risotto. Nothing better; freshly picked (bug-free and firm!) sliced thin, & slowly sautéed in butter. And good for you, too! Jenner Headlands Preserve is an obvious success...Work has begun to repair the collapsing culvert walls where Sheep house Creek crosses under Hwy 116/River Road and flows into the Russian River Estuary










2018-10-24Oct 24, 2018

Representatives who are applying to serve on the Lower Russian River MAC and Sonoma County Coast municipal advisory councils (MAC) have submitted their applications. Our office has been fielding good questions pertaining to the selection process.

2018-10-15Oct 15, 2018

The Coast MAC and Lower Russian River MAC is established to advise the Board of Supervisors and other County decision makers on local planning and management decisions relating to their respective regions, to provide a regular forum for citizen participation in the formation of advisory recommendations on those decisions, and to provide a bridge for communication between the County and local residents and businesses, and the general public on local government decisions affecting these communities.

2018-10-03Oct 3, 2018

Board of Supervisors approved formation the Sonoma County Coast and Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Councils. On Sept. 25, the Board of Supervisors approved the formation of both the Sonoma County Coast and Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Councils. The application process for both are now open.

2018-10-03Oct 3, 2018

Fish & Wildlife personnel, with the able assistance of The Sea Ranch Security, other agencies and private citizens, successfully busted an organized Abalone Poaching operation! The illegal taking of this prized mollusk can be very profitable as the ‘Sea Snail’ is in short supply due to habitat degradation and loss.

2018-09-06Sep 6, 2018

The Wildlands Conservancy’s Gateway to the Jenner Headlands Preserve is now open to everyone who wants to experience exceptional views of our stunning coast. We now have the opportunity to explore the trails of this spectacular 5,630-acre nature preserve any time — and to climb to the top of the highest peak along the coast on Sonoma Land Trust’s Pole Mountain Preserve.

2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018

The 300 square mile Gualala River Watershed is located in northwestern Sonoma County and partially in southwestern Mendocino County. It’s unique in that there are no cities or large towns within this watershed. The western half of this region is home to a sizable redwood forest. In fact, there are a couple of sections of ‘old growth’ redwoods still uncut. Save The Redwoods League ( has acquired a section of one of the Richardson Ranches east of Stewarts Point to preserve these trees.

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