SB 917: Watershed Conservation Protection Program
Authored by Senator Carole Migden w/ Assemblymembers Jared Huffman and Loni Hancock
Letters of Support Needed by April 18, 2007!
About the Watershed Conservation Protection Program
The Watershed Conservation Protection Program fund will provide a sustainable source of technical and financial support to local watershed partnerships for stewardship activities including watershed planning, management, and restoration. A reliable source of funding is needed for watershed stewardship, as the reliance on bond funds becomes more infrequent and unsure. The Watershed Conservation Protection Program fund will support on-the-ground projects that improve water quality, increase water supply reliability, reduce flooding, and restore habitat for fish and wildlife. The fund will also develop local capacity for improved watershed management, provide technical assistance, and support locally-relevant education programs. Activities supported by the fund will not only be technically appropriate, but will provide benefits to California as a whole while at the same time also be socially and politically in concert with local needs and desires. Funds for the Watershed Conservation Protection Program would be generating by a royalty on the extraction and bottling of a public resource—water.
How YOU Can Help (it only takes a minute!)
Support letters should be on organization letterhead and include signature (see example letter). You can download a sample support letter here. Please fax or email a signed PDF letter to the following:
- Chairman Daryl Steinberg, State Capitol, Room 4035, Sacramento, CA
Fax: 916.323-2263; Email: Senator.Steinberg@sen.ca.gov
Please “cc” a copy of your letter to:
- Senator Carole Migden, State Capitol, Room 5114, Sacramento
Fax: 916.445.4722; Email: Senator.Migden@sen.ca.gov
Have more time and energy? Please also “cc” the following Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee members:
- Mike Machado ( Stockton) State Capitol, Room 5066, Sacramento 95814
Fax 916-323-2304 Senator.Machado@sen.ca.gov
- Christine Kehoe (San Diego) State Capitol, Room 4038 Sacramento 95814
Fax 916-327-2188 Senator.Kehoe@sen.ca.gov
- Sheila Kuehl (Santa Monica) State Capitol, Room 5108, Sacramento 95814
Fax 916-324-4823 Senator.Kuehl@sen.ca.gov
- Bob Margett (Arcadia) State Capitol, Room 3082, Sacramento 95814
Fax 916-324-0922 Senator.Magett@sen.ca.gov
- Dave Cogdill (Fresno) State Capitol, Room 3048, Sacramento 95814
Fax 916-327-3523 Senator.Cogdill@sen.ca.gov
- Dennis Hollingsworth (Murrieta) State Capitol, Room 5064. Sacramento 95814
Fax 447-9008 Senator.Hollingsworth@sen.ca.gov
Questions or Comments? Want to Support?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know if you would like to sign on to the list of SB 917 supporters!