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Cal Fire has approved the Revised Dogwood Timber Harvest Plan

http://winewaterwatch.org/2016/05/gualala-logging-plan-monday-may-16th-last-day-for-comments/Petition Update on Dogwood (Gualala Redwoods) Rick and Jeanne Jackson Gualala, CA Apr 1, 2018 — While not a surprise, we were disturbed to learn Cal-Fire approved the revised Dogwood THP. The decision came out this Friday. Guess what? Logging season…

 

Chlorpyrifos Damaged My Son’s Brain for Life

In Sonoma County did you know:  How Gallo sprayed large amounts of the toxic chlorpyrifos (which the EPA recently tried to ban) at Two Rock? That five Sonoma vineyard management companies are among the very few remaining users in the…

 

To the EPA: Revoke the License of Glyphosate

Here is an opportunity to take action:  Mom’s Across America by Zen Honeycutt To the EPA: Revoke the License of Glyphosate Right now, the EPA is accepting comments from the public on the issue of whether or not to reregister…

 

The Rise in Organic Wine

With Sonoma County around 2% organic and biodynamic certified, Napa not much better, why are vintners resisting the world trends? “Brian Lamb, Sales Director at Paxton Wines, also points out that today’s customers are smarter and more educated than ever before,…

 

Transparency Anyone?

In wine country government has allowed new conventional vineyards next to grammar schools. In fact one such vineyard was next to 5 schools, all with young children within a half mile. Same vintner who illegally cut down 11 acres of…

 

Pesticide Forum on Wednesday April 4th at 7pm

“According to the most recent data available, Napa County has the highest cancer rate for white women in the state and the fifth highest childhood cancer rate.  In addition, among Latinos, Napa County has the third highest rate of non-Hodgkin’s…

 

Wine. Our Best Friend, or Worst Enemy?

Thank you for a great article Aleta. Getting the wine industry off water won’t happen, follow the money. If you look at Sonoma County Crop reports, after 1970 when irrigation of grapes began, the industry has doubled yield per acre…