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www.cieverdaiereveiitems“: October 3, 2019 o The Cloverdale Reveille o Page 7 Wings Over Wine country FLYING MACHINES — On Sept. 28 and 29, the Wings Over Wine Country air show returned for its 18th year. This year’s acts included Canadian Forces Snowbirds 431 Air Demonstration Squad, the United States Air Force Academy Wings of Blue Skydiving Team, Dennis Sanders and his Hawker Sea Fury performing an aerobatic “smoke show,” Brad Wursten and his MXS-R aerobatic aircraft, fly— bys of historic WWII aircraft and a walk-through the United States Air Force C-17 transport. In addition, attendees were able to enjoy touring the collection of the Pacific Coast Air Museum and a wide selection of food and drink. Blustery and occasionally cloudy conditions didn’t manage to hamper the enthusiasm of the crowd. Photos John Strassburger FarmBureau Foundation aocepting applications supervisors pass climate resolution The Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County’s newly formed Grant Program is now accepting applications. The program was made possible, in large part, because of funds contributed by the Alvin James Hansen Trust to support agriculture education. Alvin Hansen was a Two Rock dairyman that cared deeply for the agriculture industry in Northern California. He was born in 1925 on his family’s chicken ranch in Petaluma and upon graduation from Petaluma High School, his father gave him a cow to start his own ranch. Hansen rented property on what is now Olompali State Historic Park, where he tended 1 his growing herd. Then in the early 19608, Hansen bought land and buildings on Pepper Road in Two Rock and established his own dairy operation, Arrowhead Ranch. He called the shots on that successful dairy until two weeks before his death on Nov. 18, 2011. It was Alvin Hansen’s wish that through his legacy, agriculture education would be enhanced and grow in the three northern California counties of Marin, Napa and Sonoma. Funds from this grant program will primarily benefit youth in agriculture, including their education and pursuit of careers in the industry. Alvin also wanted to support the Future Farmers Of America and 4—H clubs or centers in the North Bay counties of California, primarily Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties. Grant requests can be made for programs and projects that further agriculture education, especially , efforts that further youth education in agriculture. The type of grants to be awarded vary and may include equipment purchases, educational program funding, school farm projects, brick and mortar projects or matching grant requests. Any request that supports the mission of this grant will be considered. Minimum grant funding per application is $500 and maximum grant funding per application is $15,000. . r “We are very excited to be able to help facilitate this grant program thanks to the generosity of Alvin Hansen and to support his Vision of supporting agricultural education,” said Jeff James, Sonoma County Farm ' Bureau Foundation president. “The Alvin James Hansen Foundation’s goals align very well with the Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County’s purpose of enhancing the understanding of the importance of agriculture to our society." James said that it is encouraging to know that future generations of local agriculturalists and agriculture advocates will be supported by this kind gift to the community. “We can’t wait to see what creative and exciting ideas are inspired by the foresight and generosity of this gift to our community,” James said. “We hope it will stimulate others to consider ‘paying it forward’.” Applicants can include a diverse range of agricultural organizations from small grassroots groups to well- established educational organizations. Those involved with agriculture, agriculture literacy and agricultural education are encouraged to apply. Only one application can be submitted by an organization in a six-month time period. Applications must be submitted electronically, will be accepted year-round and a quarterly evaluation process will be followed. Grant guidelines can be found at files.constantcontact.com/ 24fd8918101 /b20ecaa3-6286—4964—87f8- a1741b9f’79d0.pdf and the application can be found at sonomafb.org/farm- bureau-foundation-of—sonoma-county— grant-application/ . If applicants have any questions about eligibility, project parameters or regarding any of the following requirements and considerations, we encourage contacting Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County staff to discuss your proposed idea. Call 707- 544-5575 or email grants@sonomafb.org for questions. — Submitted by Sonoma County Farm Bureau Ratary Rewards Money to Reach for Home Photo provided MONETARY MEDICAL BOOST -— The Rotary Clubs of Cloverdale, Healdsburg-Sunrise and Healdsburg- Noon presented a grant of $14,400 to Reach for Home to provide medical services through the Street Medicine Team for homeless in Northern Sonoma County. "The StreetMedicine team will be serving those without shelter in Cloverdale and connecting them to services with Alexander Valley Medical Center, Sonoma County-Whole Person Care and other public service agencies. Rotary will enable medical/mental health professionals to provide onsite treatment including wound care, medication management, basic first aid and mental health case management. We are grateful to Rotary for their support and belief in our services in Cloverdale,” said Reach for Home Executive Director Colleen Carmichael. Pictured, from left, Lance Cottrell of Healdsburg—Sunrise Rotary, Colleen Camichael of Reach For Home, Paul Frechette of Healdsburg Noon Rotary and Bob Cox, immediate past president of Cloverdale Rotary. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 17 declared a climate emergency, which passed as part of the consent calendar at its regular meeting. More than 1,000 local governments representing 219 million people in 19 countries have issued resolutions to , solidify their commitment to mobilizing'an emergency response commensurate with the scale of the climate crisis, a county press release stated. “Climate change is the most critical issue we face today and we universally are not acting fast enough to avert substantial damage to the economy, environment and human health in the coming decades,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman David Rabbitt. “On a local level, we continue to experience extreme climate-related events, including six years of recent droughts, devastating wildfires and severe flooding. This resolution commits us to reevaluate our existing policies through the lens of a climate emergency and to work with our employees and residents to take action to prevent the distressing impacts of the climate crisis.” “This is a very emotional topic for me. It’s emotional because I won’t be alive to see the worst impacts of climate change. My 7-month-old son will be the person who experiences way more than I will,“ Supervisor Lynda Hopkins said, choking up. “We don’t have kelp forests from here to Canada. We have whales that are dead and washing up on shore from eating eel grass because they’re starving.” Hopkins called for a “dramatic change” to a post- carbon economy. She noted that even the tough standards of global scientific data has shown consistently worse conditions. She also called for a strengthened resolution in the near future. “We should act like the world is on fire because it is,” she said. “Here here. Time for action,” District 4 Supervisor James Gore said in response to his fellow supervisors’ passionate remarks. The adopted resolution includes a directive to partner with Sonoma County’s RegionaLClimate Protection Authority (RCPA) to fight climate change by developing and implementing the 2030 Climate Emergency Mobilization Strategy, according to a county press release. The strategy will identify key local actions, including a list of the most impactful local policies to drive system changes and identify key areas for state level advocacy. Formed in 2009, RCPA collaborates with local agencies on setting goals, pooling resources and formalizing partnerships to create local solutions that complement state, federal and private sector actions to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, the release states. In addition to a partnership with RCPA, the county willuse strategies identified in the Recovery and Resiliency Framework, adopted by the Board of Supervisors in December to address the climate crisis. The framework serves as a long-term vision for a resilient future with five ‘ strategic areas, including Community Preparedness and Infrastructure, Housing, Economy, Safety Net Services and Natural Resources. The county will work to prioritize the implementation goals in the framework that support efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate climate change impacts and promote climate resiliency, the release states. Next steps include development of possible actions to be considered at the Board of Supervisors’ Strategic Priorities discussion on Jan. 28 along with other Strategic Priorities for 2020. An ad hoc committee will be developing ideas that may go out as requests for proposals to combat climate change in the county level. “Now it is the time for the county to lead the way,“ with other local institutions Supervisor Susan Gorin said. — Andrew Pardiac