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  • Published on February 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was deactivated at 6:00pm on February 9, 2017. County officials  continue to monitor weather conditions and assess any storm related impacts.

  • Published on February 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated at 5:00pm on February 9, 2017, due to the latest forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center indicating the Russian River reaching minor flood stages.

  • Published on February 7, 2017
    As of Tuesday afternoon February 7, 2017, the following Sonoma County parks and trails are closed due to flooding or other storm-related conditions.
  • Published on January 19, 2017

    Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will provide disposal sites for residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding to dispose of debris and trash, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Friday, January 20, 2017 and Saturday, January 21, 2017.

  • Published on January 18, 2017

    Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will provide disposal sites for residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding to dispose of debris and trash, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Friday, January 20, 2017 and Saturday, January 21, 2017.

  • Published on January 13, 2017

    Beginning Friday, January 13, 2017, Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will provide disposal sites for residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding.

  • Published on January 11, 2017

    If you have structural safety concerns regarding your home or business due to damages from the recent storm, please use the SoCo Report It app.

  • Published on January 11, 2017

    Treat all low hanging and downed power lines as if they are energized and extremely dangerous. Keep yourself and others away from them. Be aware of trees, pools of water and other objects that may be in contact with power lines.

  • Published on January 10, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services is available to help any individual with relocating and sheltering companion animals during the storm.
  • Published on January 10, 2017
    For safety’s sake, always assume that a fallen power line is live,
  • Published on January 6, 2017
    Power failures are common during a storm with strong winds,  construction, and even car accidents that take down electricity poles. Here are some of the most important tips to keep in mind in preparation for possible power outages.
  • Published on December 14, 2016

    The holidays are upon us - you can help ensure that your guests enjoy themselves AND get home safely.

  • Published on December 6, 2016
    Giving a parks gift membership is like wrapping a bow around Doran Beach, Spring Lake, Hood Mountain, and more than 50 other parks and delivering a year of outdoor adventures to the special people on your list.  Holiday-themed gift memberships can be purchased throughout Sonoma County at Regional Parks' office, local retail stores, or online from the comfort of your home or office.
  • Published on September 1, 2016

    Effective September 1, 2016 Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Registrations, Vacation Rental, and Hosted Rental Permit Applications will be accepted and processed at PRMD.

  • Published on June 28, 2016
    July 4th fireworks are a “blast” for people, but they’re terrifying for pets. Shelters like ours fill up after fireworks events because animals--terrified by the noise--flee in order to try to escape. Confused, they may hide (cats) or be unable to find their way home and end up at the shelter or hit by a car.
  • Published on May 27, 2016

    PRMD is looking to procure contracts with qualified vendors to hear administrative cases for violations of the Sonoma County Code.
    Offering a very competitive hourly rate for services. View printable Request for Qualifications

    RFQ Opens on May 16, 2016 and closes June 9, 2016

    For more information please visit the Sonoma County Supplier Portal.

  • Published on May 19, 2016

    PRMD seeks candidates for the Planner I, II, or III classification. Depending on classification level, Planners process and coordinate complex planning applications; prepare CEQA documents; provide a high level of customer service to the public in in-house customers; work on a wide variety of planning application types, including design review and permits for: coastal projects, quarries, in-stream mining; winery use; and subdivisions. Application closing date: June 8, 2016.

  • Published on April 5, 2016

    Sonoma County ISD GIS and Sonoma County Economic Development Board redesigns the popular Craft Beverage online mapping application. 

  • Published on February 10, 2016
    CALGreen is the commonly used term for the California Green Building Standards Code. Since 2013, this new green building code increases water and energy efficiency standards, lowers VOCs in building materials, and decreases the amount of construction waste in landfills. This video explains the September, 1, 2015 requirement for all CALGreen field certification to be performed by a certified agency or inspector; PRMD building inspectors no longer perform this certification. The video explains how to locate the list of certified inspectors.
  • Published on January 13, 2016
    Power failures are common during a storm with strong winds,  construction, and even car accidents that take down electricity poles. Here are some of the most important tips to keep in mind in preparation for possible power outages.
  • Published on December 30, 2015

    Water is life. Keep our water clean and wildlife safe! Water runoff from homes and yards can carry pollutants to our streams, creeks, and rivers. This video presents some preventive measures to keep residential pollutants out of our water.

  • Published on September 16, 2015

    County of Sonoma has just published an interactive map of the 2015 Valley Fire in Northern California.  The map uses data published by Cal Fire and will be automatically updated.

  • Published on September 9, 2015

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Bay Area, including Sonoma County, warning of high temperatures today and through the end of the week. Inland temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and low 100s. Sonoma County Department of Health Services reminds residents that excessive heat poses a significant health risk, particularly to the elderly, young children, pregnant women and those with chronic diseases. Heat-related illnesses range from…

  • Published on September 4, 2015

    On Friday, September 4, 2015, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services issued a health warning to the public to keep animals away from the Russian River.

  • Published on May 5, 2015
    Regional Parks will receive a $209,436 grant to study the feasibility of creating a 13-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail connecting Petaluma and Sebastopol. The award was announced April 24 by the Caltrans' Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program, which received 190 applications and chose 51 for funding, pending approval of the 2015-16 state budget.
  • Published on April 20, 2015
    The public is invited to the final master planning workshop for Tolay Lake Regional Park on Wednesday, April 22. Regional Park staff will present preferred elements of the park's draft master plan, which has been developed with public input from previous workshops and further studies. Attendees can view updated plans and designs, ask questions of planners, and provide feedback.
  • Published on April 16, 2015
    Parks and open space groups host outings throughout Sonoma County
  • Published on December 11, 2014
    Recent heavy rainfall due to a large atmospheric river has resulted in several wastewater overflows within the Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District and one in the Penngrove Sanitation Zone. Wastewater maintenance and work crews, including biologists, have responded to the overflows. Staff is working to minimize the flows as much as possible, evaluate any impacts to public and environmental health, and will continue to monitor the collection systems.
  • Published on December 9, 2014

    National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain beginning Wednesday afternoon, December 10, 2014 and continuing through Thursday.

  • Published on October 3, 2014
    Visit the Tolay Fall Festival for two weekends of family fun Oct. 11-12 and Oct. 18-19! Remember, Regional Parks members enjoy free admission for two adults and two kids and free parking!
  • Published on August 4, 2014
    Developed by the EDB, Sonoma County’s first ever strategic Arts Action Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on June 24, 2014.
  • Published on July 28, 2014
    Sponsor 2 Feet or more of new trail for Taylor Mountain Park & enter to win a Trek Fuel EX 7!
  • Published on July 9, 2014
    The Financial, Real Estate and Creative Industries Insider is an annual report produced in partnership with the Workforce Investment Board and conducted by our research partner, Moody’s Economy.com
  • Published on January 24, 2014
    Sonoma County is part of a wave of technology and innovation that is lifting the economies of coastal California cities above those of many areas of the US, UCLA economist told several hundred local professionals recently.
  • Published on December 16, 2013
    Sonoma County home sales slowed markedly in November, but the housing market remains on track for its best showing in seven years.
  • Published on September 24, 2013
    Sonoma County Regional Parks has been awarded a $190,575 grant from the California Department of Transportation.
  • Published on August 20, 2013
    Sonoma County Regional Parks’ newly designed website, SonomaCountyParks.org, has been named “Best in Class” in the 2013 Interactive Media Awards, an industry competition open to web designers from around the world.
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