Watertrough Childrens Alliance-
help us protect our children
Each signature is being forwarded to the Ag. Commissioner and Efren Carillo's office and the THUSD

Here are some of the concerns:

Ms. Paula Downing, CA
May 27, 07:57
# 372
Mr. Hobbs - I would suggest that it is better to work with the community than to fight with mothers who are caring for their children. Here's hoping that you are smart enough to know this.

Mr. r studer, CA
May 24, 16:46
# 368
I live within shouting distance of these schools with my horses and dogs. I don't want them affected by the proposed vineyard anymore than the school children. I don't want the noise, the pollution, the risk of pesticide drift, the increased traffic and all the other negatives associated with such an operation. Just because (The conversion) fits in the ministerial standard does not make it the prudent thing to do. If an explosives factory fit the ministerial standard would our commissioners find that acceptable as well? Let Paul Hobbs develop somewhere else other than next door to such a high concentration of our future generations.

Mrs. Laurel Rocklewitz, CA
May 31, 09:33
# 387
My husband and I are homeowners just a few doors away from the expected vineyard. I'm in fear that my well will be sucked dry or contaminated by his conventional farming practices. I think the emphasis should be on pressuring Hobbs to make this an organic/bio-diverse vineyard. Since, I highly doubt, a petition will stop him from planting his crop.

Mrs. Pam Bugbee, CA
May 29, 19:07
# 383
Change will always occur so I am not trying to dispute change however, I am trying to encourage a change to protect our children, natural habitat, earth and community. Lets look at organic farming solution as a compromise to appease all. Let's go ORGANIC!
Received in our email, published with permission of Michele Abel:

I have just made the HUGE decision to take my daughter out of her present school and possibly homeschool her.
we were hoping to attend orchard view school in the fall.
I cant' believe my eyes and ears about what is going on w/ the apple orchards/vineyards!
im sick over it.  We have had a lot of major decisions to make; moving to sonoma county, homeschooling,etc

I guess w/ moving to sonoma county, i've jumped in with both feet, so to speak.......Now I dont have to just READ about issues like this....I can actually get involved , but at the same time : feel disgusted that we have yet another issue about our children/schools/education....

I now have to deicide if we will even attend orchard view!

thanks for your time

We are a very involved community in Western Sonoma County and signing this petition is the first step we will take to protect our children's lives. Save yourself a big fight, bad publicity and all that trouble. Instead you can choose to be a Hero.
Ms. Rachael Flug, Ca

Dear Appropriate Agencies, We urge you to pay prompt attention to the urgent matter of chemical warfare against the Earth. We urge you to hold LIFE ABOVE PROFIT and consider the profit of prohibiting the poisons that cause serious disease and suffering, especially in children, from pesticides

Ms. Loriel Golden, CA

Our children deserve clean air, water and earth to play on. Please help make sure this is not taken away from them.

Mrs. Tracy Lough, CA

Children are most sensitive to lead compounds and other pesticides. Converting an apple orchard to vineyards will release lead arsenate in the soil. Pesticides drift must never come in contact with school bldgs and playgrounds..

Dr. Edmée Danan, MD, CA

I cherish the beautiful orchard next to our school and highly resent the agrobusiness of the wineries coming in and ripping it out. I don't want my son to be exposed to the pesticides and the dust and the fertilizers that undoubtedly will be used.

Mrs. Liz Levy, CA

Member, Sebastopol City Council. Express your concern about these practices by refusing to purchase Hobbs wines and encouraging your friends to do the same.

Mr. John Eder, CA

This is not the right location for a vineyard. Too many young bodies and minds are at risk of excessive pollution. thank you
Mr. Andrew Russell, CA