Glen Ellen Forum June 2020 Newsletter

Picture1Resilient Landscaping: Gardening in the Defensible Space Zone – May 16, 10AM-1:PM

When: Saturday, May 16 10am -1pm
Where: Join Zoom Meeting: Press Zoom Link Here
Meeting ID: 940 1369 3940 Password: 590411

Learn how to create and maintain a fire-wise, sustainable garden that supports biodiversity while meeting County code requirements. The workshop will cover plant selection, placement and maintenance, to preserve and even add to wildlife habitat.

You will be able to ask questions through Zoom

SDC imageSDC Visioning Questionnaire

It’s not too late! Help to inform the Specific Plan for the future uses of the Sonoma Developmental Center property by clicking on the following link to complete this short visioning survey:
SDC Specific Plan Visioning Survey

For more up to date information on the Sonoma County SDC Specific Planning processes, visit this website:

Glen Elle Fair 2019 logoHey Neighbor! Don’t forget to send us your photo or video!

Let’s make May all about the connectedness and celebration of love in our community. Together we will get through this crazy time. The Glen Ellen Forum is preparing a ‘hey neighbor’ photo and video project. The intention is to give us a chance to reach out and say hi to each other. If you’d like to participate, please send a short video clip of yourself or your family or send in a photo with text to Please include your name and whatever message you’d like to send to others in your community. Are you celebrating a milestone? Are you planting a garden? Are you starting a new activity? The forum tech-team will compile all submissions into a video montage that will be shown at the June Forum meeting and will post up on Facebook and on our website. We miss everyone! Please reach out and say ‘hey neighbor’! We’ll share the results on our website and at our next Monthly Meeting.

open for business imageSonoma County COVID-19 Information for Businesses

Most businesses in Sonoma County remain closed or are operating in a restricted capacity to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. The County’s emergency website remains the best place for up to date local information on COVID-19 statistics, shelter in place orders, and orders from the Sonoma County Health Officer.

The County Economic Development Department recently published an additional website “Soco Launch” specifically for businesses that describes industry-specific guidelines and best practices for preparing to safely reopen as well as links to resources for economic assistance. You can view the new website here.

Save the Date for the following upcoming Glen Ellen Forum and other Community Events:

Saturday, May 16, 10:00AM-12:00PM — Resilient Landscaping Workshop, CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE

Monday, June 1, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM — Monthly Forum Meeting via Zoom. Register for the Zoom meeting here

Please Donate to the Glen Ellen Forum

We need and appreciate your donations to support our ongoing operations and committees. You can make a donation to the Glen Ellen Forum in any amount, large or small, on our website You can also mail a check payable to The Glen Ellen Forum to PO Box 464 Glen Ellen, CA 95442. Thank you for your support!

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Warm Regards,
The Glen Ellen Forum