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River Community Advocates

River Community Advocates represents concerned citizens in the Lower Russian River area, Sonoma County, CA. CONTACT:Jennifer Wertz

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2020-05-20May 20, 2020

Six tips for growing the garden of your dreams. Start with good soil and end by adding a variety of flowering plants, and attract the beneficial insect that create balance within the garden. Inbetween there are for more simple tips...

2020-04-24Apr 24, 2020

Rain gardens filter, infiltrate, and slow the flow of storm water off your roof, patios and driveway. They provide a place to capture the water below ground and allow it to soak in naturally. Decorative plants are planted above this underground reservoir to help filter out pollutants before they can reach our natural waterways. 

 

2020-03-26Mar 26, 2020

Each year there are many Earth Day events occurring in the Russian River watershed throughout Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. However, as the coronavirus continues to spread, event organizers have recently been canceling or postponing Earth Day 2020 public gatherings. Please visit  http://www.rrwatershed.org 
to stay up to-date on any upcoming environmentally friendly events and workshops around the watershed during the year.

2020-02-29Feb 29, 2020

In the early 2000s, the native populations of fish dropped so low that coho salmon were listed as endangered and Chinook salmon and steelhead were listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. One of the most significant actions occurred in 2008, when National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued the Russian River Biological Opinion, requiring the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to make changes in how these agencies used the Russian River and Dry Creek for water supply and flood control purposes.

2020-02-08Feb 8, 2020

In September, Supervisor Lynda Hopkins with Director of Regional Parks Bert Whitaker and his team, Director of Transportation and Public Works (TPW) Johannes Hoervertsz and his team, CHP representatives and your local MAC representatives have been working away in the background on solutions to protect our Beach neighborhoods, now and for the long term. One of the top goals is toReduce influx of beach parking in the neighborhoods.

2020-01-30Jan 30, 2020

For Monarch butterflies, loss of habitat is a key cause for its population decline. For both the Monarchs and honeybees, the use of pesticides is another key factor. Pesticides in the neonicotinoid (a systemic agricultural insecticide resembling nicotine) category are thought to be a culprit in Colony Collapse Disorder. Studies have shown that in non-lethal doses, neonicotinoids cause navigation disruption and memory loss in bees, even in low concentrations. These pesticides are found in our food sources and in our home gardens.

2020-01-30Jan 30, 2020

For Monarch butterflies, loss of habitat is a key cause for its population decline. For both the Monarchs and honeybees, the use of pesticides is another key factor. Pesticides in the neonicotinoid (a systemic agricultural insecticide resembling nicotine) category are thought to be a culprit in Colony Collapse Disorder. Studies have shown that in non-lethal doses, neonicotinoids cause navigation disruption and memory loss in bees, even in low concentrations. These pesticides are found in our food sources and in our home gardens.

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