Polluted Gravel Pit Breached in Flood

From Russianriver Keeper (www.russianriverkeeper.org) Our worst fears were realized in the Feb 28th flood event. The largest gravel pit mine, Syar’s Basalt Pit, had a complete levee failure on a section that had failed in previous floods. The image at left shows the breach in center of picture, with river on the left and Syar … Continue reading “Polluted Gravel Pit Breached in Flood”

Urgent Action on EPA Stormwater-Send by Monday, May 16

Dear Partners for Clean Water, As partners in a statewide effort to secure protections for polluted waterways, we ask for your help in letting U.S. EPA know that Californians support strong federal leadership on reducing storm water pollution and restoring the health of polluted lakes, rivers, streams, estuaries and coastal waters. In November 2010, EPA … Continue reading “Urgent Action on EPA Stormwater-Send by Monday, May 16”

Shamrock requests release from Dutra Asphalt Plant lawsuit

Shamrock has filed a demurrer in Sonoma County Superior Court, arguing that they are not a real party of interest in the Dutra Petaluma Asphalt Plant case, got no approvals from the county to do anything on their land, and should be dismissed from the case. See the attached documents.  * They argue that Shamrock … Continue reading “Shamrock requests release from Dutra Asphalt Plant lawsuit”

29th Annual Salmonid Restoration

Hello, Salmonid Restoration Federation will host the 29th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in lovely San Luis Obispo, CA, March 23-26, 2011. Conference registration is now open and is also available online at www.calsalmon.org. Field Tours have limited space and tend to fill quickly. Early registration expires February 23, 2011. We are pleased to announce the … Continue reading “29th Annual Salmonid Restoration”

More Gravel Mining?

Syar proposal to mine up to 350,000 tons per year speeds through county approval process On October 26th, the Sonoma County Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve Syar Industries massive 350,000 tons per year 15-year mining permit based on a flawed EIR and information not available to the public. The Syar Project went through county review … Continue reading “More Gravel Mining?”

More Gravel Mining?

Syar proposal to mine up to 350,000 tons per year speeds through county approval process On October 26th, the Sonoma County Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve Syar Industries massive 350,000 tons per year 15-year mining permit based on a flawed EIR and information not available to the public. The Syar Project went through county review … Continue reading “More Gravel Mining?”

Mining Gravel in the Russian River?

(Note: The Sonoma County Supervisors voted on December 7 to approve Syar’s Permit to gravel mine in an Alexander Valley section of the Russian River for 15 years) Once again, Sonoma County Water Agency staff and the SCWA Water Contractors remain completely silent on the impacts of gravel mining on our water supply and water … Continue reading “Mining Gravel in the Russian River?”

Russian River Plan to Mine Gravel

Peter Fimrite, Chronicle Staff Writer December 2, 2010 A controversial plan to resume gravel mining, a practice that has been blamed for wiping out tens of thousands of salmon in the Russian River over the past century, is scheduled for approval next week along an important stretch of the river. Sonoma County supervisors will vote … Continue reading “Russian River Plan to Mine Gravel”

Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Basin Planning Workshop Nov. 17

Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Basin Planning Workshop November 17 About the Workshop The Sierra Club, Sonoma County Water Coalition and League of Women Voters are sponsoring a workshop to inform interested parties about groundwater planning currently under consideration. Workshop Date and Location The workshop will be held on November 17, 2010, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. located … Continue reading “Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Basin Planning Workshop Nov. 17”

Roblar Road Quarry to Go Before Supervisor

Roblar Road quarry to go before supervisors October 17, 2010. The Sonoma County Board supervisors will take on a controversial industrial project Tuesday, October 19, at 2:00 pm when it reviews the proposed Roblar Road rock quarry west of Cotati. The project would produce about 11 million cubic yards of construction-grade rock worth about $60 … Continue reading “Roblar Road Quarry to Go Before Supervisor”