Rights of Nature

SB 69 Ocean and River Protections

Please contact Alan if you’d like to work on this important legislation.  SB 69 Ocean and River Protections Hello forest and river advocates, SB 69 provides significant protections for river, forest,  and ocean resources.  The Bill has (surprisingly) made it…

 

Poisoning Paradise: A Community Fights Back

“We have seen this beautiful piece of the planet called Sonoma County be governed by forces and economic theories that extract resources from the earth while extracting labor and livelihood from the people who create its beauty. We have seen…

 

Concerns over glyphosate pass from human health to the soil

“Another study from 2015 carried out by researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna also showed that casting activity of earthworms had nearly disappeared from the surface of farmland within three weeks of glyphosate application. Earthworms…

 

Roundup and frogs

PD Letter to the Editor: Roundup and frogs EDITOR: When I was awakened at 5 a.m. one recent morning by the sound of pesticide spraying in a vineyard, I thought of the recent news that frogs are disappearing from our…

 

Coastal Marathon meeting notes

Observations from Wine & Water Watch Board Member Pamela Singer COMMUNITY MEETING REGARDING COASTAL MARATHON RACE On March 31st the Sonoma County Coast MAC (Municipal Advisory Council) met with approximately 80 people from Bodega Bay, Jenner, Occidental and Timber Cove…

 

California Adopts New, Welcome Wetlands Protection Rules

“The Board’s action comes none too soon.  170 years of filling and development projects have reduced California’s historic wetlands resources by 90%.  The depletion of the state’s coastal wetlands is even more alarming: fully 95% of California’s coastal wetlands have been…