Kenwood Press

Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print
News: 08/01/2020

Rebuild NorthBay awards grant to Glen Ellen Forum to benefit fire survivors

Kathy and Mike Witkowski are recent recipients of landscaping funds from a Rebuild NorthBay Foundation grant to the Glen Ellen forum. Photo by Margie Foster.

The Rebuild NorthBay Foundation recently awarded a second Community Grant to the Glen Ellen Forum. The $4,800 grant will provide gift certificates for local nurseries to the 16 fire survivors who were not randomly selected in the landscape lottery the GE Forum held last fall. “Their names remained on the waiting list,” said Margie Foster, the outgoing Treasurer and founding member of the Glen Ellen Forum Board of Directors. “We very much wanted to fulfill all of the requests for the nursery gift certificates. The need was real, as was evidenced by the number of applications we received. Thank you to Rebuild NorthBay for allowing the Glen Ellen Forum to help our friends and neighbors, from Glen Ellen, Kenwood, and Bennett Valley.”

In total, the Glen Ellen Forum received over $26,000 in grants from Rebuild NorthBay, Beltane Ranch, The Rotary Club of Glen Ellen-Kenwood, and the United Way Wine Country to directly benefit those who lost their homes in the 2017 wildfires.

In addition to the landscape gift certificates, the Forum used the grant money to purchase and distribute 33 storage sheds in 2018. These sheds enabled property owners to securely store items as they rebuilt their homes. The 27 landscape lottery applicants received nursery gift certificates to replace trees, shrubs and plants that they lost in the 2017 fires. Urban Tree Farm and Sonoma Wholesale Nursery offered additional generous discounts to the gift certificate awardees.

Recently Published:

08/01/2020 - SVCAC supports Glen Ellen cannabis operation
08/01/2020 - Tree Men at work
08/01/2020 - Concerns aired at groundwater public hearing
08/01/2020 - Property tax values available online
08/01/2020 - Mayacamas VFD seeking volunteers for board and fire council work
08/01/2020 - Virtual fundraiser for SV Mentoring Alliance
08/01/2020 - PG&E powering up...
08/01/2020 - Sugarloaf Ridge State Park events
08/01/2020 - Labor dispute likely behind golf exit in Oakmont
08/01/2020 - Oakmont’s general manager resigns
08/01/2020 - Long-term Bay Area planning – public workshop for Sonoma on Aug. 5
08/01/2020 - Kenwood Fire District ballot measure – confusing but necessary
08/01/2020 - Free food distributions in Kenwood, Glen Ellen
08/01/2020 - Protect open space at the SDC
08/01/2020 - Applications available for the 2020 Jack London Yacht Club Grants
08/01/2020 - We remember you: Notes from the Eldridge Cemetery
08/01/2020 - Agenda set for Aug. 3 Glen Ellen Forum meeting
08/01/2020 - New Soroptimists in Wine Country
08/01/2020 - Clarification
08/01/2020 - Kenwood school board, fire board election filing deadlines
08/01/2020 - Rebuild NorthBay awards grant to Glen Ellen Forum to benefit fire survivors
07/15/2020 - North Valley Municipal Advisory Council appointed
07/15/2020 - Fire Season 2020 top 10 tips
07/15/2020 - The witching hour
07/15/2020 - Political action alive and well in Oakmont...

Community Calendar

Plan Bay Area 2050 Workshop
Creekside Nature Hike
Sugarloaf Trail Crew
Night Sky Trails
Creekside Nature Hike
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance Fundraiser
Forest Therapy
Economic Recovery town hall meeting