Now is the Time to Save our Future

The Redwood Chapter contends with climate change, works for sustainable communities, and defends land, water and wildlife from the Bay Area to the Oregon border, while creating opportunities for the exploration and enjoyment of nature.  

 
 
Action Alert 

Permanent protection of the Berryessa-Snow Mountain region has been a top Redwood Chapter priority for a number of years.  Read more in our blog.  Take Action.    

 

Berryessa-Snow Mountain Town Hall MeetingBerryessa-Snow Mountain Town Hall: A Step on the Road to Monument

On Friday, December 19, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Undersecretary of Agriculture Robert Bonnie joined Congressman Mike Thompson, Congressman John Garamendi, and other community leaders in a Town Hall meeting at the Napa Community College to gather public input on the proposal for the permanent protection of the 350,000-acre Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a national monument.

An economic report recently commissioned by the Winters Chamber of Commerce indicates that special designation is also likely to result in increased tourism, providing economic benefits to surrounding communities estimated at $50 million over five years. 

Read the full story in Needles

“The Russian River: All Rivers” Screening Feb. 12

Redwood Chapter is delighted to be able to announce that at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, we will sponsor a free showing of the exciting new documentary “The Russian River: All Rivers - the Value of an American Watershed” at Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Road in Santa Rosa.  A brief Q&A session with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

Read more in Needles

Remembering a Trio of Environmental Heroes

Three long-time Sierra Club members have passed away since early October 2014.  We salute their visions for a greener Sonoma County and the work they accomplished while with us. The Sonoma County Conservation Council (of which Sonoma Group is a member) honored each of them with its top award.  Initiated in 1975, this award recognizes people who have recently made outstanding efforts to protect regional resources, directly or indirectly, or advanced their better stewardship.

Sonoma County Environmentalist of the Year Award Winners:

Len Swenson - 1985 Len Swenson

Dr. Leonard Swenson passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014.  Within the Sierra Club, Swenson held several positions at both the Sonoma Group and Redwood Chapter levels, including chairing each, as well as holding the offices of Conservation Chair, Political Chair, and Transportation Chair at various times in the 1980’s - 2000’s.  

Bill Kortum - 1986 Bill Kortum

Bill Kortum, a Sierra Club member for more than forty-fi ve years, passed away December 20, 2014. Kortum was instrumental in preserving open space in Sonoma County, protecting the California coast and ensuring coastal access for everyone.

Helen Libeu - 1988 Helen Libeu

Helen Libeu passed away on October 31, 2014, aged 95 years old. Libeu was a local Sierra Club member for almost thirty years. She served as Redwood Chapter Legal Chair for a number of years in the late 1980’s - 1990’s. Libeu was a champion of forest protection, and mentored others in the Sierra Club. 

Read more about these amazing heroes in Needles

 

Date Event More Information
Mon, 03/02/2015 Climate & Energy Committee
5:00 PM

Environmental Center, 55A Ridgway, Santa Rosa
Mon, 03/02/2015 Conservation Committee
6:00 PM

Environmental Center, 55A Ridgway, Santa Rosa, CA
Mon, 03/02/2015 Sonoma Group ExCom
6:30 PM

Environmental Center, 55A Ridgway, Santa Rosa
Mon, 03/02/2015 Sonoma Group Water Committee
5:30 PM

Environmental Center, 55A Ridgway, Santa Rosa
Tue, 03/10/2015 North Group ExCom
6:45 PM

Adorni Center Conference Room on Eureka Waterfront
Sat, 03/14/2015 Redwood Chapter ExCom
10:00 AM

Willits Environmental Center
Thu, 03/19/2015 Solano Group ExCom
7:00 PM

North Group ExCom

Sonoma Group Water Committee

Sonoma Group Water Committee

Solano Group ExCom

Climate & Energy Committee

Conservation Committee

Sonoma Group ExCom

North Group Pizza Party & Presentation

Redwood Chapter ExCom

Sonoma Group ExCom

Climate & Energy Committee

Sonoma Group Water Committee

Conservation Committee

Solano Group ExCom

North Group ExCom

Napa Group ExCom

Sonoma Group Water Committee

Climate & Energy Committee

Conservation Committee

Sonoma Group ExCom

Sonoma Group Water Committee

North Group ExCom

Redwood Chapter ExCom

Solano Group ExCom