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Rotary Club of Glen Ellen Kenwood contributes $4600 to Hood Mountain Regional Park Project on February 16th, 2021

Beloved Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve, which experienced significant damage from the 2017 Nuns Fire, was assailed again when the Glass Fire roared through this 2,000-acre wilderness park in September 2020.

While much of the vegetation will recover naturally, the park man-made infrastructure will need significant support. Signs, trail markers, picnic tables, wooden steps and retaining walls – features that make the park safe and enjoyable for human visitors – were all damaged in the Glass Fire. 



Christina Boston

Christina has served as the Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Program Leader for the US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region since May 2010. She began working for the USFS in 2001 and prior to her current position served as a Wilderness Program Manager for the Superior National Forest’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for five years, as the Public Services Program Area Leader on the Stanislaus National Forest’s Groveland Ranger District for two years, and three years as a Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Specialist in the national headquarters office of the U.S. Forest Service in Washington, DC.


Christina began working in parks and recreation at age 16 assisting with municipal summer playground programs throughout her high school and college summers. Following college, she worked in several park ranger positions including: seven wonderful years in Yosemite National Park with the Visitor Services and Wilderness programs; with the Visitor Services program at Grand Canyon National Park; patrolling open space parks and implementing restoration projects and visitor interpretive programs for the Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District; and doing environmental education with students for the Bureau of Land Management in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Christina was born in Urbana, Illinois in 1967, but grew up in Livermore, California after her family moved there in 1972. Her parents, both educators, and her younger brother, Mark, spent school vacations adventuring around California and road-tripping all around the US and Europe. Her passions are travel, outdoor adventures, live music, gardening, soccer, photography and more recently qigong. She has been to every US state except Louisiana and has traveled to 15 other countries. She also loves spending time with her family near and far including her niece and two nephews, Julia, Jake and Justin, and her goddaughter, Kristhyn Angelina, who lives in Costa Rica. She is also an activist for environmental protection and social justice causes.

After graduating from Granada H.S. in 1985, Christina earned a B.A. in Geography with a minor in International Relations and one class shy of a second minor in Journalism from Humboldt State University in 1989 and has completed two years at Colorado State University in the National Resources Recreation and Tourism M.S. program with an emphasis in Wilderness and Protected Areas management.

Rotary Club of Glen Ellen Kenwood Projects

GEK/Food Bank Valley Food Assistance

This is a program post Valley wildfires to nourish the underserved in our community,

and continue what we have been doing for four years with the backpack

program at Dunbar.

SOS Haven Friday Neighborhood Dinners

Rotary Club of Glen Ellen Kenwood and friends, do you have a few hours to spare on Friday?  SOS Homeless Haven is in need of volunteers during Free Food Friday at La Luz Center (17560 Gregor St., Boyes Hot Springs) from 3-5:30 pm. We need Food prep,dishwashers,meal servers and general good cheer. Can you help feed our hungry an evening meal in Sonoma and Sonoma Valley? 

Glen Ellen Forum

Thanks to generous donations from the United Way Wine Country Sonoma County Wildfire Recovery & Resilience Neighborhood Grant, The Glen Ellen-Kenwood Rotary, Beltane Winery's Wine Club Members, a Rise UP grant from Rebuild Northbay, and support and help from discounts by Home Depot and a deep discount from Friedman's Home Improvement, The Glen Ellen Forum has provided 33 sheds to fire survivors. The shed lottery is now closed, but stay tuned for our next lottery which will award gift cards to fire survivors to purchase trees and landscaping for their properties as they rebuild.


Mayan Families

Financial assistance to Mayan Families, a non-profit providing health and educaiton services to the indigenous people living in rural areas of Guatemala. 

Operation Bicycle-Teen Center

Funding and hands-on assistance for a vocational program to train teens in repairing bicyles. The club assists in providing needed tools and hardware

Sonoma Overnight Support

SOS provides shelter and food to the homeless in Sonoma Valley. The ciub has provided funds for warm clothes and sleeping bags for clients during the winter months.  Community Feeds for Breakfast and Lunch for 100s of Valley underserved.

The Sonoma Ecology Center

We have partnered extensively on SEC's various projects for creek evaluations and remediation as wheel as providing substantial assistance post October wildfires to prevent toxic runoff into the creeks and general forest and trail restoration to help prevent future wildfire vulnerabilities.

Children's Medical Aid Foundation

The club has given financial assistance to the Children's Medical Aid Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished children and families in Nepal. One focus of the foundation is a corrective surgery program for children born with birth defects.

Where There is No Doctor

The club helps support Where There is No Doctor, a non-profit medical social organization helping the poor in hill-tribe communities in Northern Thailand. Among other activities, the organization gives free medical treatment, and builds toilets and claean water supply faciities.

Bell Ringing for FISH

Each holiday season, members volunteer to collect money for Friends in Sonoma Helping by ringing bells outside the Glen Ellen Village Market, encouraging patrons to donate money into a collection box.

Shaw Park Renewal Project

Funding and working on a project to renovate Shaw Park in Kenwood, including improving paths, planting trees, and installing a fence around a heritage oak tree.

Agua del Pueblo

We provided our assistance as part of a larger Rotary Global Grant to create widespread potable water and sanitation programs to all residents of the Lake Atitlan watershed in and around the towns of Nuevo Progreso and Chocol, Guatemala.

Jack London Park

We are providing assistance for vegetation management to reduce fuel loads in the historic Eucalyptus grove. This donation will be used for a pilot project to illustrate the larger needs for fuel reduction in the park.

Bouverie Audubon Canyon Ranch

The club assisted in upplying tools and equipment post October Wildfires and we have applied for a $50,000 Fire Relief Grant from District 5130 to help restore fire damaged land.

Dunbar Elementary School

The Dunbar elementary school experienced major losses to the playground, their outdoor theatre/stage and the children's garden all of which we have been actively working to restore through raising funds and volunteering.


Funds to help projects on Zidisha, a microlending website connecting lenders and emerging entrepeneurs in Africa.

July 4 Event at Kenwood Plaza Park

Each year, the club holds a communty-wide event on July 4, featuring food, music, games, and spreading the word of Rotary!















PO Box 91 Kenwood, CA 95452