Tourism

All Aboard the Cannabis Bus???

This week’s Bohemian cover article, it is yet one more example that cannabis growing throughout Sonoma County leads to the opening line: “Look out, wine tours. Make way, brewery crawl.”  The PD also gives lots of coverage of the growing…

 

Tasting Rooms Battle Heats Up in Sonoma

Influential wine writer Liza B. Zimmerman asks a question that Wine and Water Watch has been trying to find an answer to for several years: “How many tasting rooms are too many? “ “Is Sonoma overdoing the number of tasting…

 

County kicks off effort to preserve rural Freestone

JUST SAY NO!!! Eric Koenigshofer alerted the area to the problem…… County kicks off effort to preserve rural Freestone http://www.sonomawest.com/sonoma_west_times_and_news/news/county-kicks-off-effort-to-preserve-rural-freestone/article_b4a67ea0-c24d-11e7-8b47-1367b8c17c02.html Process to remedy inconsistencies underway Sonoma County’s effort to correctly zone the 29 parcels in the town of Freestone kicked…

 

Tourism Impacts, locals speak out

Thanks Ken for pointing out the disparity in funding. Add that to the growing list of tourism impacts….is quality of life vs. low wages, seasonal work worth it? Tourism based economies are the first impacted in an economic downturn and…

 

Sustainable tourism?

If you want to voice your concerns about the economic, environmental and community impacts of uncontrolled tourism, here is your chance. Following the article are notes from the NapaVision 2050 economic summit on tourism impacts to the community. Tourism based economies are…

 

Binge Tourism

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6935735-181/close-to-home-the-time?artslide=0 Close to Home: The time has come to create ‘sustainable tourism’ standards JANIS WATKINS JANIS WATKINS IS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF CONSERVATION ACTION. | April 30, 2017, 12:07AM | Updated 1 hour ago. Sonoma County’s…