Our campaigns in the news

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Sonoma County students undertake yearlong environmental justice projects

October 1 2021

Sonoma SASS Board Member, Nichole Warwick leads "hands-on projects aim to research and address environmental justice issues including pesticide use, waste management and water quality affecting disadvantaged populations."

 
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Grazing Program Offers New Way to Cut Grass, Reduce Fire Danger in Sonoma County

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Sonoma County restricts use of Roundup, other synthetic pesticides

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Wine Country Women Fight Glyphosate

October 9 2020

Landowners looking for a biologically beneficial way to reduce the wildfire threat from overgrown grass and brush now have a green alternative to mowing, spreading chemicals or lighting controlled fires.

June 5, 2019

Synthetic pesticides will no longer be used in most Sonoma County-owned parks.

August 2020

Nichole Warwick, a breast cancer survivor and Sonoma County environmental activist. The words on her chest read: ‘Pesticides used in Sonoma County Annually for Wine 2.3 million pounds.’

 
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Aromas of Black Plum and Licorice, With Lingering Notes of Roundup

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Close to Home: Back to school pesticide concerns

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Santa Rosa bans use of Roundup at city parks

October 8, 2019

The detection of herbicides in wines — even some organic wines — highlights the growing health impacts of chemical-farming practices.

September 2, 2018

New information about agricultural pesticide use near schools has been released by the state Department of Pesticide Regulation for about 100 public schools and preschools in Sonoma County.

August 21, 2018

The Santa Rosa City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of synthetic weed-killers like Roundup at dozens of parks, buildings and medians around town.