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Recreational water users urged to be cautious about toxic algae in Russian River

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) and Sonoma County Department of Environmental Health Services advise caution for anyone who boats, fishes or swims after harmful algal blooms (HABs) were discovered in multiple Sonoma County rivers. Because children and dogs are most susceptible to serious health impacts, it is recommended that they avoid… Keep Reading

It’s officially fire season in Sonoma County

GENERAL SAFETY MESSAGE Wildfire safety Create a safety zone of up to 100 feet around your home. Remove pine needles and dry leaves from around your home. Keep woodpiles at least 30 feet from your home. Know your community’s local evacuation plan. Plan ahead by practicing two ways out of your neighborhood. You should know… Keep Reading

Upper Russian River Basin Under Mandatory Water Restrictions

SONOMA COUNTY, CA — In order to protect fish habitat and drinking water supplies during the current drought, the State Water Resources Control Board announced Wednesday it is restricting water diversions in the Upper Russian River basin. The restrictions affect 930 “junior” water rights holders whose rights date from after 1914 and come in the… Keep Reading

Five Reasons to Love California Wine Country This Summer

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — With summer just around the corner, there’s no better time to get outside—and no better place to do it than California wine country. The summer season in the Golden State’s diverse wine regions is a special time with its beautiful weather and fun activities. Winery patios await, al fresco activities abound and scenic… Keep Reading

Remember to stop and smell the roses

This year of scant rain may have our smoky hearts concerned for the dry months ahead, yet 2021 is simultaneously rich with blossoms. The myriad roses are truly exceptional this season. From old fashioned climbers like the fragrant, pink Cecile Brunner or the thornless, golden profusion of Lady Banks, to the generous Floribundas and classy… Keep Reading

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