Twenty-one years ago today, I stepped up to the door of a house in Windsor, knocked, and recruited the very first member of Sonoma County Conservation Action.
More than two decades of remarkable policy achievements (voter-approved Urban Growth Boundaries in every city; regulations limiting development of hillside vineyards on steep slopes and near streams; defeat of the City of Santa Rosa’s attempts to make the Estero Americano and the Russian River the receiver of its wastewater; approval of the SMART rail system) and election of dozens of sterling environmental officials later, SCCA is still going strong.
We celebrated the anniversary today with an event at the Hotel La Rose.
As SCCA’s founding Executive Director and initial proponent, I am so proud…as should be the thousands of members, donors, staff and volunteers who have made Conservation Action such a potent force for grassroots democracy and environmental protection since 1991.
Image shown is Conservation Action’s original logo, long since updated.
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