RRARA Community Update: 8/22/16

By August 24, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

Next meeting reminder/Mark your calendar: Wednesday, September 21st from 8:30 -10 AM at Fife Creek Commons,16376 Fifth Street, Guerneville

Community Activities and Opportunities

Call for Projects – Sonoma-Mendocino Economic Development District: The Sonoma Mendocino Economic Development District is requesting submissions for potential projects which may be considered for economic development in either Mendocino orSonoma Counties, or projects which work for both counties. Please read through the information carefully as there is an opportunity for various categories of projects which may be submitted for consideration. http://www.sonomamendocinoceds.com/2016/08/15/call-for-projects/

Master Trainer Program – Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resiliency Fellowship: This program will train 25 local representatives as trainers who can then train others as Presenters. They are looking for representatives from a variety of sectors spanning the regions of our county – please help us spread the word or consider applying yourself. The deadline for the application is September 12, 2016, and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by September 27, 2016. The two-day training with Dr. Anda and Laura Porter is scheduled for October 18-19. Community of Practice Session dates will be announced soon. Flyer and application attached.

New womens group at Empowerment Center: MEETING THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 5:00 TO 6:30 PM BEGINNING AUGUST 10, 2016. This is a drop-in support group for women. See attached flyer for more info.

Russian River plan calls for lower summer flows to protect fish: A long-awaited report outlining plans to permanently reduce summertime flows in the Russian River and Dry Creek to benefit imperiled fish species was unveiled Friday.The plan would nearly halve minimum summertime flows in the lower river. The new environmental report, from the Sonoma County Water Agency, is subject to a 60-day public comment period. It will be the focus of a pair of town hall meetings next week in Cloverdale and Monte Rio and a Sept. 13 hearing before Sonoma County supervisors, who oversee the Water Agency. Agency officials say it is driven by a shift in thinking over recent decades about the needs of endangered coho salmon and threatened steelhead trout. While young and living in freshwater, the oceangoing fish are believed to benefit from low-velocity conditions while they feed and grow. The 60-day public comment period on the draft environmental impact report runs through Oct. 17.The document and related information are available online at scwa.ca.gov/fish-flow. Press Democrat article can be found here.

Latino Service Providers monthly meeting hosted by West County Community Services (WCCS): Learn about WCCS and how they provide support and resources in West Sonoma County – empowering one person at a time. Last season, the West County Winter Shelter served 125+ homeless adults, the Russian River Empowerment Center serves as a self-help drop-in center for people who identify as having mental health challenges, and the Russian River Senior Resource Center offers activities, trips, meals, and case management for seniors in the Russian River area. These are only a few examples of the large breadth of programs and services offered by WCCS. Join LSP to learn about WCCS’s community efforts, to meet other community members and agency representatives, chat, and network. If you are an agency representative don’t forget to bring any resource materials to share. Thursday, August 25th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Russian River Senior Center, 15010 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville 95446. To RSVP email emily.heinzelman@westcountyservices.org or call (707) 823-1640 x403.

RSVP for the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Occidental Area Health Center (OAHC) Saturday, August 27th from Noon- 2pm: Come celebrate forty years of providing comprehensive, quality, and accessible health care services to the communities of western Sonoma County, beginning at the Occidental Area Health Center in 1976. The flyer for the OAHC 40th Anniversary is attached, which is also available here. RSVP here. If you are interested in volunteering at the event contact Laura Moss at lmoss@wchealth.org.

Russian River Strategic Plan- Russian River Redevelopment Project Strategic Plan “Our Vision, Our Future” (2009): Link to plan

Metropolitation Transportation Commission regional Coordinated Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Plan: The current Plan, last updated in 2013, that can be found here identifies gaps in rural areas of Sonoma County and especially West County as key gaps.

Health Action – August 2016 Impact Report: The report can also be found online on the Health Action website here:

Job Opportunity: Program Coordinators for Boys & Girls Clubs to open in West County! Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County is looking for Program Coordinators for 2 NEW CLUBS opening in Guerneville and Monte Rio. Position description can be found here. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to hr@bgccsc.org.

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