SoCo Correspondent: August Issue
Latest News
Save the Date: Sonoma Ready Day!
We heard you!

The County of Sonoma has created a space where you can learn about different topics related to emergency response and preparedness from experts, all in one place.

Sonoma Ready Day will offer emergency resources, demonstrations, short lectures, emergency vehicle displays, and tools to educate and empower you to withstand and recover from emergencies.

Join us on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 10am – 3pm at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free.

This will be a bilingual event. ¡Invita a tus amigos y familiares que hablan español!

More information here.
Welcome Home Packet
The County of Sonoma has published a resource guide for fire survivors moving back into their homes. This guide provides an overview of resources to assist you as you move into your new home.

This resource is available in Spanish and English. Find it here.
Are you prepared for De-energization?
Utility companies may shut your power off if they determine there is a significant risk of wildfire.

Although this decision is beyond the County of Sonoma’s control, we highly encourage preparation in response to this event.

Find out how to prepare here.
Important Reminders
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These may include evacuation notifications, shelter-in-place, boil water advisories, tsunami warnings, and flood warnings.

This service is free, secure, reliable, and easy to use. SoCoAlert notifications may be sent via text, email, voice, web, and social media.
SoCo Report It

See a problem in your area?
Report it!

Improve your community. Submit a service request and watch it get fixed.
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Child Support Awareness Month
August is Child Support Awareness Month!

The theme for this year is “You are there for them… we’ll be there for you!”

Governor Newsom stated: “I want to thank every adult who, despite the unknowns, the challenges and the learning moments, continues to dedicate themselves to encouraging a child’s growth, success and happiness.” 

Find out more about Child Support Services here.
Fly from Santa Rosa to Las Vegas
Sun Country Airlines resumes nonstop service to Las Vegas from Sonoma County starting August 29.

Don’t miss out on the introductory low fares, and from flying from your local airport.

Book your adventure today at !
Upcoming Events
Wildfire Home Hardening Workshop
Learn how to make your home resilient against wildfire during this hands-on workshop:
  • Receive expert instruction on how to "harden" your home against the next wildfire.
  • Take a tour of a typical home in Sonoma County's Wildland Urban Interface (W.U.I.), with all of its classic issues.
  • Get hands-on experience correcting those issues.

The workshop will take place August 17, from 10am to 4pm, in Sebastopol. Learn more and register here.

Audubon Canyon Ranch is collaborating with the County of Sonoma, Good Fire Alliance, local fire protection districts and UC Cooperative Extension to put on this workshop.
Fair Time is Fun Time!
August 1-11

Come out and support local youth showing and selling their livestock at the  Junior Livestock Auction  and see their exhibits throughout the fair - in the flower buildings and in the exhibit buildings.

Visit the Master Gardeners in the Flower Building Annex with their annual demo garden, this time featuring edible landscaping. 

Master Gardeners are at their demo garden from 11am to 5pm throughout the fair. New this year, they are giving workshops throughout the day on both weekends. Find schedule of workshops here.
Volunteer & Employment
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is one of the greatest forms of civic engagement, and in Sonoma County volunteers enhance and extend the County's ability to provide services to the community.

Employment Opportunities

Take your next career step with the County of Sonoma.

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