This is a very contentious issue in the Mark West Creek watershed, an important fisheries being negatively impacted by piece-mealing construction for a winery.
The applicant, Dumol Winery, is trying to get approval in the sensitive upper Mark West Creek watershed with its significant steelhead habitat. The creek already has significant impacts from the winery and vineyards activities including dewatering and silt runoff.
This area is prone to landslides as well as being a water scarce area. The owner is associated with Goldman-Sachs, bailed out with multi-million tax dollars, now used to create an elite winery to produce high-end wine most people can not afford to buy.
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009
Time: 1:30 PM
Where: PRMD Hearing Room, 2550 Ventura Ave, Santa Rosa