Come Roll Up Your Sleeves, The Forest Needs You! The 2nd & 4th Sunday Every Month

MEET at 11 AM at Bruno Farnocchia Park

We can make our forest home much more healthy! Help us welcome more native plants and animals back to Rio Nido by getting together to remove invasive species from our public spaces this summer and fall. We’ll also begin planting more native species this winter and spring to help encourage more native growth and natural diversity and restore our forest home.
ON SUNDAY, PLEASE BRING:
  • Gloves: durable palm-style and/or durable garden-style
  • Clippers
  • A small axe if you have one (for removing advanced ivy from trees)
  • Water for yourself
  • Wear your masks
WHY? English Ivy and other invasive plants have taken over many of the public spaces in Rio Nido, creating an “Ivy Desert”. If you wonder where some of the birds, butterflies and animals have gone, they are attracted to areas with more native growth, which is why you see so much more diversity in Armstrong Woods. This displacement directly impacts birds, butterflies, and animals that require the native plants for food and shelter.
THIS IVY ISN’T JUST BAD FOR NATIVE FLORA AND FAUNA – IT’S BAD FOR YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY:
  •  It weakens trees: making them more likely to fall during storms, or lose limbs during heavy rains.
  • It decreases soil and water quality, is poisonous to humans, and (contrary to popular belief) makes for very poor erosion control.
  • It acts as a “fire ladder” speeding the spread of fire to the crowns of trees and homes.
  • It provides a home for rats (the primary animal to benefit from it)

We will be careful to ensure we are appropriately distanced during our work outdoors, so that we can hand-remove the invasive species and plant anew — to make it safer and healthier for plants, animals, and Rio Nidans!

Thanks to the Rio Nido Roadhouse and Fleetwood SF for sponsoring this project.

QUESTIONS? Contact: Restoration@RioNido.net
We hope to see you there!

2021 Meeting dates for FRN

Mark your calendars! Here’s the schedule for our meetings this year. Locations TBD and will be announced along with the agenda through the mailing list.

Sunday January 31, 11 am-Noon
Sunday May 23, 11 am-Noon:  Meet the Board Candidates
Sunday June 27, 11 am-Noon:  FRN Board Election Day!
Sunday July 25, 11 am-Noon
Sunday September 19, 11 am-Noon
Sunday November 21, 11 am-Noon

Are you taking advantage of our McPhail Propane deal?

If you are an FRN member, you can get a reduced rate with McPhail! Available to new or existing McPhail customers. McPhail helps with the tank changeover (including the propane leftover in your old tank). Email us at frn (at) rionido.net to get additional info.

If you are interested, make sure you contact an FRN Board member, email us at the above, or leave a message at 707- 200-FRN1 so that we can make sure you are on the official FRN-McPhail list.

* FRN membership requires no membership dues, you just need to live in, or own property or a business in Rio Nido

Come Roll Up Your Sleeves, The Forest Needs You! Sunday August 9 & August 16

MEET at 10 AM at Bruno Farnocchia Park

We can make our forest home much more healthy! Help us welcome more native plants and animals back to Rio Nido by getting together to remove invasive species from our public spaces this summer and fall. We’ll also begin planting more native species this winter and spring to help encourage more native growth and natural diversity and restore our forest home.
ON SUNDAY, PLEASE BRING:
  • Gloves: durable palm-style and/or durable garden-style
  • Clippers
  • A small axe if you have one (for removing advanced ivy from trees)
  • Water for yourself
  • Wear your masks
WHY? English Ivy and other invasive plants have taken over many of the public spaces in Rio Nido, creating an “Ivy Desert”. If you wonder where some of the birds, butterflies and animals have gone, they are attracted to areas with more native growth, which is why you see so much more diversity in Armstrong Woods. This displacement directly impacts birds, butterflies, and animals that require the native plants for food and shelter.
THIS IVY ISN’T JUST BAD FOR NATIVE FLORA AND FAUNA – IT’S BAD FOR YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY:
  •  It weakens trees: making them more likely to fall during storms, or lose limbs during heavy rains.
  • It decreases soil and water quality, is poisonous to humans, and (contrary to popular belief) makes for very poor erosion control.
  • It acts as a “fire ladder” speeding the spread of fire to the crowns of trees and homes.
  • It provides a home for rats (the primary animal to benefit from it)

We will be careful to ensure we are appropriately distanced during our work outdoors, so that we can hand-remove the invasive species and plant anew — to make it safer and healthier for plants, animals, and Rio Nidans!

QUESTIONS? Contact: Restoration@RioNido.net
We hope to see you there!

2019 Member Meeting Dates

Friends of Rio Nido meet on the 3rd Sunday of each odd month throughout the year at locations in Rio Nido (weather permitting). The meetings have a standing agenda, consisting of announcements and guest speakers, followed by reports from the four committees.

  • Sunday January 20, 11am-noon
  • Sunday March 17, 11am-noon ~ announce upcoming open Board positions
  • Sunday May 19, 11am-noon ~ Meet the Board Candidates
  • Sunday June 16, 11am-noon ~ FRN Board Election Day!
  • Sunday July 21, 11am-noon
  • Sunday September 15, 11am-noon
  • Sunday November 17, 11am-noon

2018 Member Meeting Dates

New! Member Meeting Schedule format = FRN will now meet at 11:00 am
EVERY OTHER 3rd SUNDAY (odd months) throughout the year at various locations in Rio Nido. The meetings have a standing agenda, consisting of announcements and guest speakers, followed by reports from the four committees.

    • Sunday January 21, 11am-noon
    • Sunday March 18, 11am-noon ~ announce upcoming open Board positions
    • Sunday May 20, 11am-noon ~ Meet the Board Candidates
    • Sunday June 17, 11am-noon ~ FRN Board Election Day!
    • Sunday July 22, 11am-noon
    • Sunday September 16, 11am-noon
    • Sunday November 18, 11am-noon

Show your support for the Rio Nido Community Post Office

Most importantly, click to fill out USPS Form 4027 “Petition for Change in Rural Delivery”

We suggest that once you’ve filled out the form, take it to Joe Mills at the Guerneville Post Office and explain that you would like to petition for delivery of mail to your house (just as the rest of Guerneville has). Or you can email your form to frnboard@rionido.net and we will make sure it gets delivered.

NOTE:

  • you only need to fill out one row on page 1 (i.e. ignore page 2);
  • in the “Distance From Nearest” column, the column “Post Office” applies to mail for Rio Nidans (the distance is how far it is from your house to the Guerneville Post Office)
  • in the “TO” field at the top, reflect USPS Postmaster Joe Mills, and the Guerneville Post Office address (14060 Mill Street, Guerneville, 95446)
  • the Guerneville Post Office would also apply to the “Office Through Which Service is Now Received” field

HERE IS THE LINK to the Postal Regulatory Commission website, where you may view the filing of our Appeal A2017-2 to stop the closure of the RN Community Post Office. 

SUBSCRIBE FOR ALERTS by entering your email address in the upper right-hand corner.

Board Directors of both RNHOA and FRN continue to receive the support of County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, Congressman Jared Huffman and private attorney counsel.

You can support the effort by joining our online petition at www.change.org

There are many social media sites where you can share your support, and if you have ideas or suggestions, you are welcome to email frnboard@rionido.net

  • Don’t hesitate to pickup your mail regularly at the
  • Guerneville post office
  • (so that the added burden of our PO boxes is accurately felt).
  • Protest at the Guerneville Post Office often!  
  • Anytime works, though you may reach the
  • greatest numbers during lunchtime and just before closing,
  • when there is the most traffic.

2017 Member Meeting Dates

Here they are — our 2017 FRN Member meeting dates.  Mark your calendars!  Locations and agenda will be announced through our email list as usual.

Here’s when we will have the FRN Member meetings

  • Sunday Feb 5th, 11am-noon, Rio Nido Roadhouse
  • Sunday March 26, 11am-noon
  • Sunday May 14, 11am-noon
  • Sunday June 18, 11am-noon (FRN Board election day!)
  • July TBD (Special Event! )
  • Sunday August 20, 11am-noon *changed from 08/13
  • Sunday October 8, 11am-noon *changed from 10/01
  • Sunday November 19, 11am-noon *changed from 11/05

2016 Meeting Dates

Here they are — our 2016 FRN Member meeting dates.  Mark your calendars!  Locations and agenda will be announced through our email list as usual.

Here’s when we will have the FRN Member meetings

  • January 23, 11am-noon
  • March 19, 11am-noon
  • May 14, 11am-noon
  • June 11, 11am-noon (FRN Board election day!)
  • August 7, 11am-noon (Moved to Sunday)
  • September 25, 11am-noon (Moved to Sunday)
  • November 6, 11am-noon (Moved to Sunday)