March 24, 2017

Shone Farm, Forestville


What is the Russian River Confluence?

Presented by the County of Sonoma, Economic Development Board, Regional Parks, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma County Water Agency, Sonoma Resource Conservation District, Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District, LandPaths, Russian Riverkeeper, Dry Creek Rancheria, and The Story of Place Institute, the Russian River Confluence is a unique event envisioned to culminate and inspire a series of ‘beyond sustainability’ conversations and gatherings intended to tap the collective capacity of the Russian River Watershed community.

The Russian River Confluence will engage you as a stakeholder in the watershed, encourage storytelling and identify actions to promote a holistic approach to the watershed that ensures its resiliency and renewal. We invite you to join us!


Who is Invited?

Federal, state and regional policy makers, representatives from Native American Tribal communities, water and wastewater service providers, non-profit organizations, students, anyone interested in watershed health, resource conservation districts, business owners, farmers, landowners, artists, writers, musicians and story tellers.

If you live in and care for the Russian River Watershed, we hope you will plan to attend this landmark event.


How can I participate?

Tickets are now on sale for $75 which includes all meals, the conference program and a reception highlighting a variety of local, sustainably grown organic food and beverage sourced from farms and artisans throughout the Russian River Watershed, and served by local student volunteers with the Ceres Community Project. The reception, hosted by Sonoma Resource Conservation District, will feature live music from Sonoma County's own Cahoots!

Sorry, tickets are sold out.



Interested in an unparalleled opportunity to showcase your organization as a leading force in the sustainability movement? Please consider being a Russian River Confluence Sponsor! View Confluence Sponsors.



In addition to the Confluence Event in on March 24, 2017, a series of other Tributary Events are taking place throughout the winter and spring.

Complementing the Tributary Events was the Headwaters to Ocean Descent of the Russian River. The Descent was comprised of three continuous paddle explorations where regional leaders paddled, ate and slept along the length of the River on lands public and private. The Descent traversed over 100 miles of the Russian River, through the rugged beauty of Mendocino and pastoral Sonoma Counties. Expedition participants shared meals, swapped experiences, and took in the power of the River itself, building age-old comradery and “can do” among people and across ideologies through shared time and place.