Save North Petaluma River

Save North Petaluma River We are trying to protect priceless natural wetlands in Petaluma, CA. A housing development was approved to build on these beautiful & ecologically important tracts of land, currently zoned for agriculture.
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Support City of Petaluma Adopting a Synthetic Chemical-Free Pest Control Program. City Council will decide on adopting a...
04/10/2021

Support City of Petaluma Adopting a Synthetic Chemical-Free Pest Control Program. City Council will decide on adopting a new Pest Management Plan on Monday April 19th. This is good news! City would replace old-school chemical-intensive tactics with innovative preventative and synthetic chemical-free solutions.

Six other Sonoma County cities have already done this. Benefits include: getting our County water supply and rivers cleaner and reduced killing of bees, butterflies, and other ecosystem-necessary critters!

If you think City should eliminate the use of synthetic pesticides, please send a quick email telling them so. Simply copy and paste below list of email addresses into "to" field... and send!

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Support City of Petaluma Adopting a Synthetic Chemical-Free Pest Control Program. City Council will decide on adopting a new Pest Management Plan on Monday April 19th. This is good news! City would replace old-school chemical-intensive tactics with innovative preventative and synthetic chemical-free solutions.

Six other Sonoma County cities have already done this. Benefits include: getting our County water supply and rivers cleaner and reduced killing of bees, butterflies, and other ecosystem-necessary critters!

If you think City should eliminate the use of synthetic pesticides, please send a quick email telling them so. Simply copy and paste below list of email addresses into "to" field... and send!

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PCRC CANDIDATES NIGHT - Aqus
09/29/2020
PCRC CANDIDATES NIGHT - Aqus

PCRC CANDIDATES NIGHT - Aqus

Here’s Your Chance to Hear from Our Local Candidates Before Casting Your Vote Petaluma – Petaluma Community Relations Council will host two 90-minute debates offering voters the opportunity to hear from the Petaluma City Council candidates. Candidates running for Petaluma City Council include: I...

Takeactionpetaluma
09/22/2020

Takeactionpetaluma

Tonight 9/22 - at 7pm - Your City Managers are making decisions that change the urban growth boundary and identify where new housing will be developed in our town.
Please participate and share your vision the future of Petaluma.
turn in here - https://zoom.us/j/97609653794

Dennis Pocekay Petaluma CouncilMember
09/09/2020

Dennis Pocekay Petaluma CouncilMember

From Sonoma County Zero Waste Task Force designed the attached info-graphic
"How to Zero Waste During a Pandemic".
It's a great resource!

To learn more, you can also visit their website👇🏻
Recology.com/SonomaMarin

08/31/2020
Wetland Conservation | Henry Gaede | [email protected]

We are so inspired by the younger generation who gets it!! We won't protect what we don't value and it is time that we all understand the value natural spaces provides us! Starting with wetlands! 🦎🐟🌾

What will happen if we let our wetlands continue to disappear? Henry Gaede is a ninth-grade student at Mountain Brook Junior High. Hunting and fishing in the...

This has got to be a wake up call to our leadership to make the adjustments to our policies and processes to ensure our ...
08/14/2020
Study: Rising sea level to hit North Bay commuters hardest

This has got to be a wake up call to our leadership to make the adjustments to our policies and processes to ensure our river town can keep its head above water literally and financially!

Trying to get to work in the San Francisco Bay Area will be most difficult for those traveling the major thoroughfares north of the Golden Gate, because of the projected impact of climate change, says new Stanford research.

The Flood Factor Models already have the Sid Commons location marked as **Severe to Extreme** flood risk. Why then does ...
08/11/2020

The Flood Factor Models already have the Sid Commons location marked as **Severe to Extreme** flood risk.
Why then does the City Council think this is a good place for new homes to be built? Who is going to pay for them when they flood - simple answer - You and I are!

Help us stop this craziness before it gets started. Oppose this project, voice your opinion and help fund the lawsuit muscling to stop this from happening.

08/08/2020

Wetlands provide many benefits to the environment and to society. They provide values no other ecosystem can. They are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, comparable to rainforests and coral reefs. Tragically, all three of these types of ecosystems are disappearing at an alarming rate.

Save North Petaluma River and Wetlands thanks Rose Foundation for their generous Grant!
07/30/2020
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

Save North Petaluma River and Wetlands thanks Rose Foundation for their generous Grant!

Meet our Summer 2020 Grassroots Fund grantees on our website! https://rosefdn.org/grassrootsfund/grantees

These groups are representative of the visionary projects local communities are undertaking throughout California. Their work addresses some of today's most pressing environmental issues, from standing up to polluters, to protecting air and water quality, increasing food access through community farming, training youth to lead the movement, and much more!

Congratulations to our Summer 2020 grantees! We are proud to support their great work!

About the California Environmental Grassroots Fund: https://rosefdn.org/grassrootsfund/

All One Ocean, Battle Creek Alliance, Indigenous Permaculture, Asociación de Gente Unida por el Agua, LEAF (Local Ecology & Agriculture Fremont), Lost Sierra Food Project, Sacred Roots, Oakland, SAVE Del Puerto Canyon, Save North Petaluma River, Ten Mile Creek Watershed Council, & Wolf Creek Community Alliance #GranteeSpotlight

07/28/2020
Takeactionpetaluma

Wonderful way to keep informed and take action for health of our River. Sign up and share today!

TAP is a group of Petalumans who have recently united around a common concern for the health of our beautiful river and the future of our community. www.TakeActionPetaluma.com

Takeactionpetaluma
07/24/2020

Takeactionpetaluma

Did you know? The 1982 floods in Petaluma that resulted in $28 million in losses affected 100 businesses.
This election, we can vote for the policies and politicians that create greater protections for the river and flood plains while safely developing our special river town!

Save our Soul! Save our North River and it's Heritage Oaks! Our lawsuit against the City and Developer is progressing. P...
07/12/2020

Save our Soul! Save our North River and it's Heritage Oaks! Our lawsuit against the City and Developer is progressing. Please contribute to help ensure we protect this precious piece of Petaluma's soul for the well-being of future generations: https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-our-petaluma-wetlands-legal-fund

This week's Argus Courier: Save City's last Remaining Virgin Segment of Petaluma River. The North River is an asset we s...
07/04/2020

This week's Argus Courier: Save City's last Remaining Virgin Segment of Petaluma River.

The North River is an asset we should protect -- it is a big part of what makes Petaluma -- our soul. Do we really want it gutted and turned into a SoCal-style canal? Please donate to save it: https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-our-petaluma-wetlands-legal-fund

Link to reprint in NB Business Journal: https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/article/news/advocates-work-to-protect-upper-petaluma-river/?artslide=0

06/06/2020

A former Petaluma City official just informed me that per latest FEMA map (2015?), Petaluma cannot approve development that, in total, will cause more than 12 inches run-off into the River. Otherwise FEMA will yank flood insurance for our homes, businesses and government structures.

Sid Commons will cause 6 inches, Riverbend will likely generate 4 inches, and the planned RV Sales lot on the 2.5-acre floodplain public land the City just sold for $100K, is estimated at 1-3 inches. That's 11+ inches! AND that # doesn't even include North River Apartments and Water Street Apartments!

Please donate to stop the madness --> https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-our-petaluma-wetlands-legal-fund

Success at the Poll! (Argus Courier reader poll) -- very few want Measure M Extension, which taxes Sonoma residents $3 B...
05/29/2020

Success at the Poll! (Argus Courier reader poll) -- very few want Measure M Extension, which taxes Sonoma residents $3 Billion and literally paves the way for development along the last remaining virgin segment of the Petaluma River (Rainier Connector cement pilings IN the River).

Thanks for voting to get the word out!! Keep spreading the word.

This past Monday, City Council unanimously voted to sell floodplain parcel adjacent to former Redwood Athletic Club on I...
05/22/2020

This past Monday, City Council unanimously voted to sell floodplain parcel adjacent to former Redwood Athletic Club on Industrial Drive for a mere $100K net to Petaluma ($700K of sale price goes to county).

Disappointing that yet again City could not pull together the vision and courage to protect this land -- and Midtown and Downtown from increased flood risk. Seems like citizens are being set up yet again to invest massive sweat and time to fight this development during the planning phase -- and we know how that tends to go. BTW -- it is to be an RV Sales Dealer, consistent with City's Climate Emergency Declaration (NOT!).

Take Argus Poll - Personally, I believe we should have NO NEW TAXES FOR SPRAWL! Especially given how COVID-stressed we c...
05/15/2020

Take Argus Poll - Personally, I believe we should have NO NEW TAXES FOR SPRAWL! Especially given how COVID-stressed we citizens are financially -- and this calls for nearly TRIPLE the sales taxes of the past Measure M.

https://www.petaluma360.com/multimedia/5062543-181/petaluma-argus-courier-survey-pulse-of

IF you agree, tell City NO NEW ROADS & NO RAINIER INTERCHANGE. Rainier's massive concrete footers will be smack dab in the wetlands and through the River, open up our last remaining segment of virgin Petaluma River for development, and damage our river ecosystem.
Vote now! Poll ends next Tuesday (5/19).

Another gorgeous walk across the North River pedestrian bridge - a whole other world out there / here in Midtown! Walkab...
05/11/2020

Another gorgeous walk across the North River pedestrian bridge - a whole other world out there / here in Midtown! Walkable open space for everyone.

Please contribute to save our City's last remaining virgin segment of the River if you haven't already: https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-our-petaluma-wetlands-legal-fund

Do you want Sonoma County to prioritize more and safer walkability and bikability? ...Take this survey to say you want n...
05/02/2020

Do you want Sonoma County to prioritize more and safer walkability and bikability?
...Take this survey to say you want no more new ("improved") roads and no new taxes to pay for them. Indicate you want current roads "MAINTAINED." Unfortunately, they are drafting Measure M around funding of sprawl/new roads.
https://scta.ca.gov/planning/comprehensive-transportation-plan/

91% say "No" to Sid Commons destroying our River and Wetlands in today's Argus Courier poll.
04/24/2020

91% say "No" to Sid Commons destroying our River and Wetlands in today's Argus Courier poll.

04/22/2020

FYI -- The new North Petaluma River/SMART walking/bike path (that starts behind the Lucky on N Petaluma Blvd) is either closed or will be temporarily closed any day now due to Hwy 101 widening project. Adjust your route accordingly.

Please VOTE in this Argus Courier poll and say "NO" to Sid Commons destroying our N. Petaluma River and Wetlands, increa...
04/20/2020
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Please VOTE in this Argus Courier poll and say "NO" to Sid Commons destroying our N. Petaluma River and Wetlands, increasing flood risk for all of Midtown and Downtown Petaluma -- for just 10% TEMPORARY affordable housing units. Thank you from "Save North Petaluma River and Wetlands"!

https://www.petaluma360.com/polls

PULSE OF PETALUMA
Take our newest poll: Should the proposed Sid Commons apartment complex be built?

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Thank you Petaluma for stepping up handsomely to help in this fight to save these rare, irreplaceable wetlands and open ...
03/10/2020
Save Our Petaluma River Wetlands - Legal Fund organized by Petaluma Wetlands Campaign

Thank you Petaluma for stepping up handsomely to help in this fight to save these rare, irreplaceable wetlands and open space. We have some AMAZING news! We FILED THE LAWSUIT to stop this massive development in our wetlands. A group of our fellow citizens have put themselves on the line to save this portion of the North River. We know this will likely be a protracted fight - and we need real help to pay our legal bills. Please ask anyone who values our town and our River - and wants to ensure our wetlands aren't graded and filled, our river banks destroyed, and our flood risk increased - to donate. Please help us win!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-our-petaluma-wetlands-legal-fund

BIG NEWS! On Friday March 6th, we formally FILED A LAWSUIT w… Petaluma Wetlands Campaign needs your support for Save Our Petaluma River Wetlands - Legal Fund

Stop bad development, Sid Commons, which increases flood risk for all of Midtown and Downtown Petaluma and destroys carb...
03/10/2020

Stop bad development, Sid Commons, which increases flood risk for all of Midtown and Downtown Petaluma and destroys carbon-sequestration wetlands and the last virgin stretch of the River. It also jams 3000 cars on a 2000-max "cul-de-sac" street -- and only 10% TEMPORARY affordable housing units. Sid Commons is VERY BAD DEVELOPMENT! Stop Sid Commons!

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Did you know that the gem of the North Petaluma River, this unique virgin segment with hundreds-year-old Heritage Oak trees, will be decimated by the Rainier Connector? This is exact spot it will span over: just south of intersection of the River and the SMART tracks. No other spot on our River comes close to this breathtaking beauty full spot. Go up the new SMART pedestrian path starting at Payran and walk northward. Go and see what the cost to Future generations will be for this connector. It's not just about traffic relief. In fact, there is so much development tied to Rainier that any traffic relief will be cancelled out and traffic congestion will be beyond critical -- AGAIN -- in a matter of years after it's constructed. Too sad.
Come to First Thursday, 5:30 PM, March 5th at Maguire's Pub! "First Thursday" is an informal gathering, meant to be fun for those who are interested or working for causes related to climate action and regenerating Petaluma (functional government, sensible traffic, minimized flood risk, safe streets, protected wetlands, adequate affordable housing, etc.). Several Petaluma citizen groups recently came to the same idea: because the number of citizen groups is increasing (per increasing concerns about our City's future), we should get together to gain efficiencies and effectiveness. The idea is to start a casual, relaxed Happy Hour... an opportunity to catch up with those we know -- and to meet new people from other groups. Have beer or an iced tea while connecting, visiting, laughing, sharing stories, and enjoying our community! Discover ways groups might cross-communicate, align work, and leverage each other's strengths. Greater together for the Greater Good! Thursday, March 5, 5:30-7:30 PM. Upstairs at Maguire's Pub on Kentucky. Invite others who care to become involved! See you there!
Phenomenal results in 1 week! GoFundMe is now $4,682! Thank you everyone!