Jenner Community Center

 The heart and soul of our community center and club is the celebration of life here in the little town that time forgot, Jenner by the Sea.  The club and the center are dedicated to you, fellow Jennerites. To your happiest birthday party or to the loving celebration of the passing of a soul mate.  The town comes together here at the Jenner Community Center.

The Jenner community has a storied history of coastal conservation dating back to the 1960s, when the entire Russian River mouth area was threatened with massive dredging and full scale development of the hillsides surrounding the basin.  The beautiful landscapes that surround Jenner now are the result of great labors which continue to this day.

Living in this place of great beauty and diversity also means we have a great responsibility to our wild neighbors.  Two of those neighbors are our wonderful Harbor Seal colony, also our once abundant but now highly endangered Coho salmon, and Steelhead trout. The Jenner lagoon plays an important role in the protection of both salmonid and pinniped neighbors.

The club was and is deeply involved with the restoration of the woodlands and watersheds which surround Jenner. The Rule Ranch, roughly 6,000 acres which mostly surrounds Jenner, has been purchased by Sonoma Land Trust and managed by The Wildlands Conservancy  which will keep it undeveloped for perpetuity.

our mission





Promoting and protecting the well-being of our community

Copyright 2016 Jenner Community Center. All Rights Reserved. 


 You may update your annual membership dues for 2020, make a donation towards operating costs, or donate to the Elinor Twohy Memorial Environmental Fund by mailing your check to:
PO Box 1
Jenner CA 95450 

(Please note in memo line of your check how we should earmark your tax deductible donation. Thank you in advance!)

To update your contact information please reach out to us at:

Call us with questions or comments at 707-865-2771 (JCC office)

 “There are those to whom place is unimportant.
    But this place, where sea and freshwater meet,
     Is important."
~Theodore Roethke 

​Message from the President

Greetings to members and friends of the Jenner Community Club. 

Hope everyone is doing well... I am sharing some news and schedules as we look forward to the future and hopefully more outdoor activities. 

For your calendar: We are on schedule for Grocery Give-aways here in Jenner with the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) on 1st  Wednesdays ONLY from 10 to 11 am.

(Our last 3rd Wed distribution is this week June 17th)

Groceries to Go are available each month and the Senior Baskets (60 or older, ID required) are offered as well. We  distribute groceries in downtown Jenner... watch for traffic flow as folks line up, staying safe in their vehicles, for grocery pick-up. For paper free sign-up, or any questions about eligibility please call REFB at 707-523-7900.

A special note of thanks to the Food Bank staff for their work preparing and delivering groceries to our community. Also, many thanks to our Jenner volunteers who assist in set up, distribution, and clean-up... we couldn't do this without you!!! 

Great News!!! - We have been awarded a Community Investment Program Grant in the amount of $3000 from Sonoma County. That announcement popped us out of any pandemic doldrums! Earmarked for our Archive Project, the funds will assist with the work of organizing and sharing the environmental history and work of Elinor Twohy and others who worked diligently to protect the environs we enjoy so much today. Congratulations to Friends of the Jenner Creek Committee,  chaired by Carol Sklenicka, and the wonderful volunteers who are so dedicated to the Archive Project, ...Congratulations!!! 

The Board of Directors had such a positive response to our calendar of events published for 2020. But since 'Shelter in Place' in March we feel a bit daunted to cross off these dates and not be able to gather for community events.  We will keep you posted on updates as we stay vigilant on best health practices and potential activities in the near future.

One way to participate at the moment is with the Garden Design Group as we continue to plan for the butterfly garden and do maintenance as needed on the exterior of the building. Many thanks to Alona and Jaime at the Bridgehaven Garden and Nursery for their donation of beautiful plants to encourage butterflies and hummingbirds to the yard. They have helped to jump start a beautiful spring!!! Thanks for your community spirit!

News from the Board of Directors, we are so happy to announce that Elizabeth Gallagher (a past president of JCC) has been appointed as Treasurer!!! Welcome back to the Executive Board, Elizabeth, thanks for your commitment to the community. Board meetings have been postponed until health directives relax and safety of course directs our actions. We will keep you posted on next steps. 

In the meantime, please stay well, safe and happy with the life we are so lucky to share here on this amazing coastline. If you have questions, comments, etc please call the JCC office at 707-865-2771 or send us an email: 

On behalf of the Board: Cal Ares, Beth Thorp, Peter Elias, Jill Lippitt, Steven Levinson, and welcome back, Elizabeth Gallagher,
wishing you all the best, please stay safe and well...