The 11th Annual Watershed Day at the Capitol returns on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013.
This year's event continues the California Watershed Network's annual outreach program that first began in 2002 for watershed restorationists, state agency representatives and legislators.
Confirmed speakers include Senator Fran Pavley, State Water Board Member Steve Moore and Department of Conservation Director Mark Nechodom!
The program will examine the opportunities and constraints in obtaining funding and establishing sustainable jobs for watershed restoration activities throughout the State. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. at the CalEPA Building in Sacramento. Registration is only $30 before April Fools Day, $40 in April. Online registration is open.
Watershed restoration projects can be found in regions as diverse as the Elkhorn Slough, the Sacramento River, the San Diego River, and the West Walker River. There are more than 400 watershed groups spread across the state, from south of San Diego to north of Crescent City, from San Francisco Bay in the west to the east side of the Sierra Nevada.
Sacramento River Watershed Program's Watershed Management Technical Assistance Workshop Series
May, 2012 -- August, 2013
Held in seven regions across California
Applications Now Open!
The Sacramento River Watershed Program seeks applications to attend the Workshops.
Space is limited--no more than 40 participants will be selected for each workshop.
What the Workshops will include:
Presenters in the series will include major policy makers, agency managers and directors, non-government entities, and nationally known experts in many topics. The topics are varied, and presented through lectures, interactive exercises and hands-on learning. The format of the workshops typically allows for interaction with the faculty, as well as continued interaction with other attendees during and outside of classroom activities.
A sampling of topics:
- Conflict management and developing collaborative partnerships
- Organizational development and support strategies
- Watershed science and restoration techniques
- Performance and status monitoring
- Program management and implementation skills
- Monitoring program design and implementation
- Strategic planning and adaptive management
More information is available at: http://www.cce.csus.edu/conferences/srwp/srwp.cfm, and a flyer here.
New Resource Directory Provides Important Message About Building More Sustainable Communities
The Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (based in Orange County) and its supporters have worked to create a Resource Guide to help cities create more sustainable communities. The Resource Guide is intended to provide standardized policies for inclusion in General Plans and other land use measures to assist in meeting AB 32 and SB 375 regulatory compliance requirements. For more information, visit the FHBP news site at http://www.fhbp.org/news/PDFs/GPRD-Press-Release-FINAL.pdf.