December 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1244 St. Francis Rd.
Santa Rosa
John Roney

Sonoma Ecology Center is holding another Toxic Runoff Containment Workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in the Skyhawk area of Santa Rosa. This workshop, including the wattles and stakes we distribute and in-person instruction on how to use them, is free of charge to property owners with burned structures located near waterways within the Glass Fire zone. Our goal is to help local communities contain potentially harmful toxic runoff and prevent it from washing into nearby watersheds with the onset of heavy rains. Please RSVP so we can be sure that we have enough supplies on hand: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/toxicrunoffworkshop.

Click here for details on our Watershed Protection Program, or see this blog post.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church is located at 1244 St. Francis Rd., Santa Rosa (Click here for Google Map directions). Sonoma Ecology Center staff and wonderful community volunteers will be on hand to help and to explain how to install wattles properly. Materials will be provided at no expense to property owners while supplies last.

We will require a signed access form with your name and address, so that we can return at a later date to check and make sure the wattles are installed correctly. Neighbors are welcome to help one another with wattle installations on their properties.

Safety Rules:

  • All attendees must wear a mask and maintain safe physical distancing (6 feet or more) as much as possible at this outdoor event.
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available at the sign-in table. Please sanitize your hands before and after handling pens and clipboards (you will be asked to sign a property owner consent form and event participation waiver)
  • Wattles are cumbersome and heavy, so please do not attempt to lift them and other materials on your own; to protect your back, wait for assistance from SEC staff and volunteers.

Sonoma Ecology Center would like to thank the Sonoma County Office of Recovery Resiliency for providing funding and approval for this event, especially to all of you for responding to the call to help safeguard the health of our watersheds and communities! Please help spread the word to your neighbors so that we can reach as many affected properties as possible.

For more information, go to www.sonomaecologycenter.org/watershed-protection. For questions, please email us at firerecovery@sonomaecologycenter.org.