State Senator Bill Dodd has ideas for restructuring PG&E.

Town Hall Meeting, November 19 
Napa Valley College Little Theater
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has until June 30, 2020, to restructure. If it doesn’t accomplish this, Governor Newsom has threatened that the state will take over the utility. So far PG&E’s restructuring plan favors shareholders and would raise debt and equity. But other competing groups also have plans for restructuring and takeover: big equity funds, bondholders, and municipalities offering to buy PG&E. One way or the other, ratepayers are going to be on the hook. Read more about these plans in The Economist article here.

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Forest Ecotherapy

Author Center for Environmental Inquiry

Ever wished for a less stressful, more fulfilling life without being tethered to distracting technology? Join TreeGirl as we spend a day of re-enchantment engaging in multi-sensory experiences and simple ceremony to reconnect with the wisdom of forest. Learn skills to leave techno-stress behind and rebond with nature for health and well-being.

Leader

Julianne Skai Arbor, Forest Ecotherapy Program Director. Julianne (aka TreeGirl), is a certified UC naturalist, ISA Certified Arborist, forest therapy guide, award winning author, and Program Director of Forest Ecotherapy: www.ForestEcotherapy.com. She has been a multi-disciplinary conservation educator for over 20 years.

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January 4th and 5th, 2020: Our Annual Redwood Tree Planting

Join us for our annual tree planting event as we come together to plant redwood seedlings in the forests of Sonoma County. This year we will be planting in two locations, one on Saturday, January 4th and the other on Sunday, January 5th. We have confirmed that Sunday’s planting will be at the Madeleine Sone Wildlife Preserve located on Grandview Road in Sebastopol.

Last year, we were able to plant 1,400 trees on Wildwood Conservation Foundation and Retreat Center in Guerneville thanks to the help of our wonderfully dedicated volunteers even though it rained both days. If the weather does not cooperate sufficiently, the event is subject to change to the following weekend, Saturday, January 11th and Sunday January 12th.

If you would like to participate in the tree planting event, please email our Reforestation Coordinator, Harlie Cruickshank. We look forward to planting with you!

June 8, 2019: Dinner Under the Redwoods

Join us for a barbecue under the redwoods!

Please join the fun at our Fifth Annual Summer Dinner under the redwoods.   Great food, lively music, awards and current forest news.  Plus a special guest: Brian Nowicki, California Climate Policy Director of Climate Law Institute, Center for Biological Diversity will give an informative talk .

Forest Unlimited will also presenting an Environmental Activist awards to a deserving forest activist.

When:  Saturday, June 8, 2019, 3-6pm
Where:  Anderson Hall, Camp Meeker
Live music: All Swing Considered
Food:  Wild salmon is back as well as veggies on the grill!  There will be side salads, appetizers, and desserts.
Tickets: $55 salmon/$35 veggie per person on or before May 15. $65 salmon/$45 veggie after June 1.  Mail check to: Forest Unlimited, PO Box 506, Forestville CA 95436.  Please write “Dinner” on the memo line
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Tickets Online: Select Salmon or Veggie Dinner in “Dinner Under the Redwoods” in the sidebar and pay through Paypal.
Further information: call 707-887-7433 or email larryjhanson@comcast.net.
Don’t miss it.  Mark your calendar now!  This is a fundraiser for Forest Unlimited.

January 2020: 20th Annual Redwood Seedling Reforestation Project

January 4th and 5th, Forest Unlimited volunteers will be planting approximately 1,600 one-year old redwood seedlings for reforestation and erosion control.

Forest Unlimited will provide trees, all equipment and a free hot lunch, including drinks and snacks. Vegetarian food will also be available.

If you would like participate in our January planting, please contact our Reforestation Manager, Harlie Rankin at harlierankin@gmail.com.  Further information on the rendezvous location, appropriate attire, etc. will be sent to all volunteers by mid December.