Greatly enjoyed the Local appeal of the Shollenberger Shindig at Lagunitas this week. Word about protecting our bird preserve from the impending POLLUTING proposed Dutra Asphalt plant was we need “MONEY and STICK IT OUT TILL THE BITTER END”. OK.

So upcoming is the annual fundraiser of another wonderful Sonoma group, Sonoma County Conservation Action (SCCA – you’re likely a member among thousands of other Petalumas?) SCCA cherishes our coast, watershed, land and community and does a lot to support a sustainable future through focus on key issues and elections.

This year, SCCA’s annual dinner is “Celebrating Coastal Protection,” something the group has done since its inception. The dinner happens at Sonoma Mountain Village, a fitting spot, being a coop-friendly cluster of meeting spaces in the middle of a huge field nearby Sonoma State U. Expect to love this dinner. Good people doing good – and we can help. Get tickets atwww.conservationaction.org or call their office 707-571-8566. Here’s a link to the current newsletter:so you can get details of what SCCA is engaged in currently.

Great News from Director, Denny Rosetti:

We were 80% effective on our endorsements in the primary (4/5)

Gearing up for November

Seeking canvassers/canvass managers with CA Drivers License

Put in a ton of work on the County update of VESCO as it relates to tree removal, and got some decent results.

Newsletter includes an opinion piece from me re: forest clearcuts for vineyards. Thanks! – Denny

And I will thank you if you come. It’s important.

Here’s the email going around:
*Join us to hear keynote speaker Charles Lester, Executive Director of the CA Coastal Commission, and to have lots of fun bidding on silent and live auction items, and to rub elbows with friends and environmental allies.

Hope to see you there!

http://www.conservationaction.org/events/SCCAGALA2012.html

“A Celebration of Coastal Protection” Annual Dinner and Silent Auction
Celebrating 40 years of Prop 20 June 19, 2012 Tuesday, 5:30-9pm Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center, Rohnert Park, CA

Join us to hear from Keynote Speaker Charles Lester, Executive Director CA Coastal Commission

Silent and Live Auction, Raffle & Awards. Local organic dinner and wine, good times. Let’s celebrate this milestone together!

Purchase tickets/info: www.conservationaction.org 707-571-8566 Tickets: $60