Watershed Day at the Capitol 2014
This 12th annual event continues the California Watershed Network's annual outreach program that first began in 2002 for watershed protectors, restorationists, state agency representatives and legislators.
Confirmed speakers include Natural Resources Secretary John Laird, State Water Board Member Steve Moore and legislative wizard, Alf Brandt.
The program will examine the opportunities and constraints in obtaining funding and establishing sustainable jobs for community-based watershed restoration activities in the midst of a statewide drought.
The event begins at 8:00 a.m. at the CalEPA Building in Sacramento. Registration is only $40 before April Fools Day, $50 in April.
Register online here.
San Diego River Park Foundation's work on River Park Master Plan a success!
After more than a decade of work by the community-based nonprofit San Diego River Park Foundation, on May 20th the City of San Diego adopted the River Park Master Plan covering 17.5 miles of the San Diego River. This action incorporates the Master Plan into the City's General Plan, assuring its future protection.
Rob Hutsel, executive director of the San Diego River Park Foundation (and CWN Board Member) is shown in the center of this photo after this landmark legislation was adopted. On Rob's left is former San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy, who initiated the legislation, and on his right is Robin Shifflet, the City’s Park Planner for the project.
Our congratulations to Rob and the San Diego River Park Foundation on this major accomplishment! More information on the Foundation is available at: http://www.sandiegoriver.org/.
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!