February 19,  2016 

In this Communication:
*Dutch Bill and Green Valley Watershed Update - a Community Meeting 
*Farmers Guild-Raising Event
*Bodega VFD Polenta Dinner
Watershed Updates to the Community
Dutch Bill Creek and Atascadero-Green Valley Creek

Dutch Bill Watershed Update
Wednesday, February 24th,  6:30-8pm
Anderson Hall, 5240 Bohemian HWY, Camp Meeker, CA

Atascadero-Green Valley Watershed Update
Wednesday, March 2nd,  6:30-8pm
Apple Blossom School Multi-Use Room 
700 Watertrough Rd, Sebastopol, CA

Landowners and interested others are welcome to join us in two community meetings to learn about tools to help landowners in these watersheds manage their water.  Presentations will focus on recent efforts to study groundwater and streamflow and the opportunities to increase water security for residents and wildlife.

Presentations include:
"Translating restoration priorities into projects"- John Green, Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District (RCD)
"Update on Green Valley Creek fish populations"- Mariska Obedzinski, UC Cooperative Extension/CA Sea Grant
"Watershed analysis for prioritizing restoration efforts"- Matt O'Connor, O'Connor Environmental, Inc., Consulting Hydrologists

More information, please contact Sierra Cantor ( sierra@goldridgercd.org) or visit the GRRCD website.
Funded by: Sonoma County Water Agency; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Fisheries Restoration Grant Program; Russian River Coho Water Resources Partnership.

Partner News

3rd Annual Guild-Raising Event
Hosted by the Farmers Guild
February 20th, 8am-5:30pm 
followed by Agrarian Lovers Ball, 6pm
Shone Farm,  7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville, CA

On February 20, agrarian communities from across California converge in Sonoma County to re-envision our food system at The Farmers Guild's 3rd Annual Farmers Guild Raising. We call upon you, farmers and good food advocates alike, to come forge local solutions to our agricultural and food system challenges, all while celebrating the newest generation of food and farms.

All eight Farmers Guilds-from the Mendocino Coast down to San Luis Obisbo-unite for one day to engage on vital issues such as carbon farming, land access and agricultural policy, exploring opportunities like growers' cooperatives and innovative markets for organic produce. Return home with new connections, tools and inspiration to enhance your farm and empower your community.

Bodega Volunteer Fire Department
Polenta Dinner Fundraiser
Hosted by the Bodega VFD
February 27th, 5-8pm
McCaughey Hall, 17184 Bodega Hwy., Bodega, CA

Support the volunteer fire fighters by enjoying a delicious home-made polenta dinner: Italian style polenta topped with beef stew and Springhill cheese, served with salad and a roll. 

Adults $15, children $8
Wine and beer for sale. All proceeds benefit the Bodeag VFD 501c3 Non Profit. For more information: 707-876-9438 www.BodegaFire.org

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