As we enter Year Two post-disaster, Rebuild NorthBay is ramping up our activities. We are pleased to announce our new dedicated office space at 595 5th St. West in Sonoma. From our inception in October 2017, we have dedicated ourselves to the long-term recovery, resiliency and reimagining of the North Bay. We remain committed to this vision.
As of November 8th, construction on the new Hopper Ave Wall is officially underway! This new wall is chosen by the neighborhood, for the people, and at no cost to them. We are making our way through this journey together -- until the last family is home.
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ICYMI: Come join us on February 23rd on the RiseUp Project: a mile of common fencing for Larkfield and Mark West Estates. This is a true community "fence raising" in support of hundreds of families who lost everything in the fires.
Over the past year we have worked diligently with the neighborhood leadership Michael Holdner and Brad Sherwood, Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County, Friedman's Home Improvement, and Supervisor James Gore to secure nearly $500,000 in funding from 21 amazing donors to make this demonstration of #SonomaStrong a tangible deliverable for fire affected communities.
We will be filming this day for a short with Dogfilm. We'd love to have your hands, heart, and community spirit here with us as we bring this project home!
Registration information below. Click photo for link!
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"The ground on Sonoma Mountain has been saturated for months, with snow falling last week on its higher elevations for the first time in years.
But no amount of winter rains have dampened the fear of fire.
Residents of this potentially fire prone area are preparing for their worst nightmare by launching a fundraising campaign for a new fire engine to be housed at the Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Authority’s Station Four in the Diamond A neighborhood – and by taking first steps toward establishing two new California Fire Safe Councils." ... See MoreSee Less
Having at least one N95 mask per person on hand in your Go Bag is important, but it is not as important as staying inside if you can. The long term health effects of the fires 2017/2018 is not yet known.
"At UC Davis, they are working to identify wildfire pollutants by analyzing ash collected in the wake of North Bay fires and air collected during the Tubbs fire in Santa Rosa.
Another study involves collection of blood and tissue samples from mothers and babies involved in pregnancies during the North Bay wildfires in an effort to determine the effect of smoke on the infants.
“It’s a big issue we’re going to be facing for decades to come,” Irva Hertz- Picciotto, an epidemiologist who heads the Environmental Health Sciences Center at UC Davis, said in October." ... See MoreSee Less
Larkfield Estates and Mark West Estates approached Rebuild Northbay Foundation requesting assistance for approximately one mile of common perimeter fencing.
Both neighborhoods were decimated in the fires and neither neighborhood has the means to replace the fence. This is an unmet need.