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Redwood Chapter Presents

Free Training

Save the Date:  Friday February 24, 2017 in Mendocino County



Training will include 2 excellent presentations and will provide  (2)Continuing education contact hours.  


The Redwood Chapter meeting will follow the training...flyer coming soon



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Thank you to all who participated in our Site and Soils Training last month.   Elsa Frick, Tammy Martin and Tom "The Bomb" Baumgras were amazing instructors and gracious hosts.  Please enjoy the pictures below of our informative and enjoyable training. 














 

SOILS AND SITE EVALUATIONS Workshop
October 21, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lunch included; 6 CECH’s offered.

Location: North Coast Builder Exchange
1030 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa

$65 for CEHA members
$125 for non-members (includes CEHA membership)

PRESENTERS:
Elsa Frick, REHS
With over 20 years of experience working in both the private and public sectors of onsite waste treatment design/construction, Elsa Frick has a well-rounded and deep understanding of Northern California soils and site analysis. Her time teaching the fundamentals of septic systems at Santa Rosa Junior College compliments her professional design experience and we greatly benefit from her passion for the field.

Tammy Martin, REHS
Principle owner at RAM Engineering and Steve Martin Associates Tammy has been a leader in the local waste water engineering field for over 18 years. Her experience ranges from private single family dwellings to large commercial wineries. Tammy taught math in our local schools for over 8 years before changing careers to onsite engineering.

Tom Baumgrass
Property Host, Excavator and Soils Specialist

…no host informal/optional social event to follow training at Hopmonk, Sebastopol




Redwood Chapter Report August 18, 2016- Mario Kalson REHS

The environmental health community has been active in the Redwood Chapter: The largest garbage hauler in Sonoma County may have lost its hold on Santa Rosa after a scathing audit and fines from the LEA. In Humboldt County, the consumer protection team up held the safety of the customer and closed a large rat infested grocery store. Mendocino has been working towards municipal water and alternatives to outdated septic systems in Anderson Valley. And Marin is protecting the beautiful and fragile Tomales Bay with an innovative solution for a community problem. The Marshall Community Wastewater Program they have developed is nominated for the CCDEH 2016 Excellence in Environmental Health Award.

We have suffered loss. In May, well loved, the Napa County Senior EHS Mark Graham passed away unexpectedly. This month we lost two more members of our community. With a unique style and thought process Storm C. Goranson, REHS and Professional Engineer, worked as a septic consultant in many Bay area counties. He will be missed by all. Joe Hile REHS, worked in Sonoma County for many years (’91-04) in the Well &Septic program and in the private sector. Joe was a leader and mentored current veterans of the program. The contributions of our colleagues will not be forgotten.

Looking toward the future, activities will include clean-up and recovery of another Lake County tragedy. As of today, Cal Fire reports the Clayton Fire has burned 3,929 acres and is 60% contained. Over 175 houses have been destroyed. If you’d like to contribute to recovery follow the link below. The Redwood Chapter has offered assistance with septic site evaluations and damage assessments. If the Lake County EH team needs assistance we will mobilize a team of volunteers. Watch for opportunities to participate.

http://www.bryanbraker.com/obituaries/Mark-Graham-4/  
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?pid=181050228
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/5917019-181/cockroaches-winning-battle-over-ukiah?artslide=4
http://theava.com/archives/43849
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/5917019-181/cockroaches-winning-battle-over-ukiah?artslide=4
http://abc7news.com/news/clayton-fire-resources-and-donation-information/1470612/
http://www.ccdeh.com/about/awards/excellence-in-environmental-health-award/300-2016-nominees-and-winner


June 06, 2016

Greetings Redwood Chapter and Visiting Readers,
Last week our community lost a valuable and respected public servant. Mark Graham, of Napa County, passed away on May 30th, 2016.

Mario Kalson REHS
CEHA-Redwood Chapter President

2016/17


Chapter News-

May 31, 2016 From David Morrision, Director of Napa County Planning, Building & Environmental Services:

It is with a heavy heart that we received the news that Mark Graham, Environmental Health Specialist with Solid Waste, passed away unexpectedly. Earlier this year, Mark celebrated his 10-year anniversary with Napa County and was recently promoted to Senior. He leaves behind his wife and two teenage daughters. Mark was a quiet, gentle, and modest man. He was in the office late Friday and out at Bottle Rock over the weekend, assisting Sailor Jack in getting their permits so that they could provide free tattoos for charity. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Mark.

Health officials report first Zika virus case in Sonoma County
MARTIN ESPINOZA,THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | April 28, 2016, 4:39PM
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/5557033-181/health-officials-report-first-zika?ref=most&gallery=5294732&artslide=0

New compost site scrapped at Sonoma County’s Central Landfill
KEVIN MCCALLUM,THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | April 26, 2016, 9:51PM
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/5543103-181/new-compost-site-scrapped-at?artslide=0

Dungeness Crab Health Advisory Lifted in Sonoma County
Date: 3/18/2016 Number: 16-014
Contact: Orville Thomas, (916) 440-7259
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/NR16-014.aspx

The Californian craft beer brewed from waste water
Kristine Wong Monday 14 March 2016 08.24 EDT
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/mar/14/californian-craft-brewer-beer-recycled-water-environment

Sonoma County approves new food-safety rating system for restaurants
PAUL PAYNE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | February 9, 2016
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/5203905-181/sonoma-county-approves-new-food-safety?artslide=0

Petaluma mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus
MARY CALLAHAN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | July 16, 2015
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/4214717-181/petaluma-mosquitoes-test-positive-for?menu




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