Daily Acts is a sustainability non-profit organization geared towards creating more resilient communities. Since 2002, the organization has heavily promoted public education and local engagement through activities that include installing rain barrels, drip irrigation, and lunchroom compost bins in a collective effort to reduce waste, conserve water and energy, and build community.
The Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District (RCD), like all RCDs, offers free, non-discriminatory assistance and education on land-based resource conservation needs on a strictly voluntary basis in order to maintain the presence of natural resources conservation in West Sonoma County. Early practices of the Gold Ridge RCD include cover cropping, vegetation planting, and fencing off watersheds.
The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation is dedicated to preserving the Laguna de Santa Rosa through restoration, conservation, and education. Many of the Foundation’s programs, such as removing invasive plants, facilitating classroom and in-field environmental education, and managing the Laguna Ecosystem Database and the Laguna Environmental Center, are supported by volunteers.
The Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is a non-regulatory agency that works with public and private landowners to pursue funding for conservation objectives. The MCRCD has successfully assisted landowners in projects that involve erosion control, streambank protection, native plant reintroduction, riparian design, and permitting.
Mendocino County Russian River Flood Control & Water Conservation Improvement District Site: http://rrfc.net/
The Mendocino County Russian River Flood Control & Water Conservation Improvement District proactively manages the water resources of the upper Russian River.
The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NCRWQCB) seeks to preserve, enhance and restore the quality of the region’s water resources. The Board is responsible for the setting and enforcement of regulatory standards for Del Norte, Siskiyou, Humboldt, Trinity, and Mendocino Counties, as well as parts of Glenn, Lake, and Sonoma Counties.
The North Coast Resource Partnership (NCRP) is a stakeholder-driven coalition of Tribes and counties that collaboratively works to promote integrated regional planning to maintain clean water supplies, watershed health, and climate adaptation, among many other initiatives, while recognizing the importance of the region’s diverse perspectives and shared interests.
Nuestra Tierra/Our Earth is a one-hour radio show that serves as a resource hub that provides a voice to different environmental topics to outreach the Spanish-language audience in Sonoma County and surrounding areas where KBBF’s signal is broadcasted. This show provides the opportunity to highlight the services and availability of resources from multiple agencies in the same region; which include water agencies, waste management agencies, sanitation districts, storm water programs. Overall, these agencies play a big part in keeping our local environment, clean, sustainable, and safe.
Pepperwood Preserve advances science-based conservation throughout our region. Pepperwood’s Dwight Center for Conservation Science produces cutting-edge research, and provides environmental education to all ages, and facilitates an innovative citizen science iterative.
Russian Riverkeeper is an advocacy organization that actively pursues conservation of the Russian River mainstem, tributaries, and watershed through public education, citizen action, and scientific research.
The San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) is an aquatic and ecocystem science institute comprised of 50 experts and scientists who provide data, technology, and tools that inform the decisions of government, civic, and business leaders on complex environmental issues in the San Francisco Bay, California Delta, and beyond.
Sonoma County Regional Parks preserves and protects Sonoma County’s important natural resources and scenic beauty by acquiring, developing, managing, and parks and trails for the recreational and educational benefit of present and future generations. The Regional Park currently manages more than 50 parks, over 140 miles of trails, more than 250 campsites, and Sonoma County’s largest environmental education center among many other public services.
The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (SCAPOSD) seeks to maintain rural character and open space lands to preserve the diversity of natural landscapes of each community in the face of rapid urbanization in the neighboring Bay Area. The SCAPOSD has protected more than 100,000 acres through a voter-approved $0.25 sales tax that has been extended through 2031.
The Sonoma Land Trust (SLT) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that seeks to conserve the county’s open land though public and private funding, stewardship, and long-term planning. SLT partners with local landowners, SCAPOSD, government, and nonprofits and has protected more than 48,000 acres of land in and around Sonoma County.
The Sonoma Resource Conservation District is public resource agency that is committed to bridging the gap between Sonoma’s rural and agricultural landowners and regulatory agencies by promoting natural resource management and providing technical assistance that support both the economic and environmental needs of the community.