News From Northwest Sonoma County
August 27, 2006
EcoRing Hosts Table at Russian River Food and Winefest
(Monte Rio, California) It was announced today, from the EcoRing table at the
3rd annual Russian River Food and Winefest that, less than 30 days after signing
two professional contracts, Eco Adventures and Special Initiatives in support
of the eco- friendly visitor program, are scheduled to begin this fall.
WILLOW CREEK HIKE, GOURMET PICNIC LUNCH, AND SPA PACKAGE
Each Eco Adventure will be marketed to the general public as well as to niche
groups and individuals including, churches, social groups, LGBT Tourism Guild,
and other tour groups.
The second special initiative will be carried out by EcoRing contractor Portia
Sinnott of Lite Initiatives on Wednesday, October 11th from 3-5 pm at the Village
Inn in Monte Rio.
The Sonoma County Green Business Program has agreed to be sponsors and certify EcoRing businesses that meet their criteria. This will involve a series of forms, site visits, write-ups, submittals and quarterly award ceremonies at Board of Supervisor meetings. Short case studies and articles will be written on the participants.
EcoRing is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in the state of California.
“It is the mission of EcoRing to ignite a vibrant eco tourism community with participation from residents, business, local governments and visitors in the Russian River area. To this end EcoRing will facilitate the development of eco-friendly tours, events, lodging, dining, farm products and appropriate transportation by others for the Lower Russian River area while educating and aiding businesses, residents and visitors to act responsibly toward the environment.
The goal is to increase eco-tourism by marketing the lower Russian River as an eco-tourism destination. EcoRing will green local business and organizations by providing information and incentives for positive change.”
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