Call out for Watershed Coordinator stories!

As the watershed coordinator grant program and funds fade from our calendar, the California Watershed Network proposes to respond by encouraging a bigger, better and more professional program to help our communities utilize these ambassadors of watersheds.

To do this, we need your help to create a reminder of the value and benefits provided by the coordinators and their projects or your thoughts about what a Coordinator does and the value they add. Send us (via e-mail) a one to two minute smart-phone video of your favorites. We intend to patch the collection into a presentation for "Watershed Day at the Capitol" in Sacramento on April 29th. If feasible, please include back-up information such as the project costs, photo credits, successes and challenges, the key players and the related benefits to your community. Sound fun? Let's do it!

Send your submissions to us at: michael@watershednetwork.org by March 30, 2015. And join us at the CalEPA Building in Sacramento on April 29th for “Watershed Day at the Capitol” to let our legislative and agency staffers know how much we need their support!

Save the date! Attend "Watershed Day at the Capital" April 29, 2015

Watershed Day is a great opportunity to learn about the political climate regarding the future of watershed restoration in California. It also provides a forum for watershed practitioners and restorationists to meet with their Legislators and let them know that it pays to invest in community-based watershed management.

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Healthy Communities Toolkit

Download a copy of the Healthy Communities Toolkit, the latest publication from Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks that covers planning and financial tools to create healthy communities. It is complete with five case stories of jurisdictions already using these important tools. Check it out!

Upcoming Events

AWRA's 2015 Spring Specialty Conference
March 30 - April 1, 2015
Los Angeles Airport Hilton

Reclaiming the Sierra 2015
April 20 - 21, 2015
Sacramento

California Watershed Network
April 29, 2015
Sacramento

More events...

California Watershed Coalition White Paper: Watershed Project Finance Recommendations. Read it.

Calif. Urban Streams Partnership's White Paper: Funding Urban Watershed Projects Recommendations for a 2014 Water Bond. Download here.

Protect statewide volunteerism with AB 587 and SB 644! Read the press release.

Secretary Snow's 2010 White Paper and Action Plan for Integrated Resource Management. Read it.

View the Statewide Watershed Program Update and the Advisory Committee Members.

Integrating Watershed Principles into IRWMP. Learn more.


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