Some Feb/Mar post-fire events in Sonoma County

Two events, on Feb 24th and March 10th. I doubt I will make it to either (there are also a flower workshop and a farmers guild “guildraising” on the 10th).

Fire Recovery and Replanting: Information and Free Resources for Landowners Presentation with Laguna Foundation and Partners 

Saturday, February 24, 3:00-4:30pm
Location: Heron Hall, Laguna Environmental Center
FREE. Pre-registration required
 (see link from the above-linked event page).

Did the fires directly impact your property or do you live in the wildland urban interface and want to incorporate native, resilient plants into your landscapes? Do you need help with erosion control and assessment? Are you not sure how to assess whether your burned oaks will survive or not? Join us to find out what resources are available to you. The Laguna Foundation is teaming up with Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, the Sonoma Resource Conservation Districtand the Milo Baker Chapter-California Native Plant Society to restore and replant native plants in areas impacted by the October 2017 fires. This presentation will include an overview about the fire’s impacts in the Laguna de Santa Rosa Watershed and the region, and will provide information about soil erosion, native plants, and water quality. While the information and resources are meant especially for landowners impacted by the October fires, the general public is welcome to attend (pre-registration is required so we know how many people will attend and because seats are limited). Whether your land is a tenth of an acre or 100 acres, the native plants on your property provide wildlife habitat, prevent erosion, and improve water quality. We are growing a variety of native trees and shrubs with seeds collected locally to share with landowners next fall. Attend this presentation to learn more and to sign up for the free resources.

Speakers will include Dr. Wendy Trowbridge, Director of Restoration and Conservation Science Programs at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, as well as the Foundation’s Ecological Program Manager, Brent Reed.

Another event, on March 10th: Living Well in Toxic Times: Integrative Self-Care Tools for Fire Recovery & Resilience Registration required.

October’s urban wildfires released known and unknown toxicants into our environment. Beyond our acute exposure, we continue to be exposed to this residual toxicity. We have gathered local experts in the fields of environmental medicine, integrative health care, and health psychology to share self-care tools that we all can use to reduce exposure, naturally detoxify, and build resilient health.

Learn everyday strategies for protecting health post-fires. Nutritious snacks, herbal treats, herbal tea bar, epson salt bar free for our guests.

This event will feature keynote speakers addressing issues related to environmental toxicology, women’s and family health, vulnerable populations, and emotional resiliency. Breakout sessions will follow and provide an opportunity to learn more about gut health and detoxification, respiratory health, preconception and pediatric care, oncology, and stress reduction techniques.

This event is co-hosted by Daily Acts, Commonweal’s New School, Integrative Healers Action Network, Farmacopia, and Families Advocating for Chemical and Toxic Safety (FACTS).

Doors open at 9:30 am, event begins at 10:00 am promptly.
Space is limited!

Another event, on March 10th: Living Well in Toxic Times: Integrative Self-Care Tools for Fire Recovery & Resilience Registration required. October’s urban wildfires released known and unknown toxicants into our environment. Beyond our acute exposure, we continue to be exposed to this residual toxicity. We have gathered local experts in the fields of environmental medicine, integrative health care, and health psychology to share self-care tools that we all can use to reduce exposure, naturally detoxify, and build resilient health.



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