A few tickets are still available for our Nov. 1-2 San Joaquin River Restoration Tour, a once-a-year educational opportunity to see the program’s progress first-hand. The tour begins and ends in Fresno with an overnight stay in Los Banos. With the ultimate goal of restoring populations of spawning salmon, the restoration program remains controversial. We will travel from Friant Dam in the Sierra Nevada foothills and through the San Joaquin Valley along more than 100 miles of the watershed.
Members of our popular Water Leaders program increase their knowledge of the state’s most precious natural resource while creating fond memories spent on water tours and at events with their classmates and working on the team project. The yearly class began at the Water Education Foundation in 1997. Now, 20 years later we are hosting a Water Leaders reunion as part of our 40th Anniversary celebration Oct. 26 in Sacramento. A limited number of scholarships are available to help Water Leaders attend the reunion.
Registration has opened for the South Yuba River Citizens League’s 2017 Salmon Tours. SYRCL’s River Science staff, trained naturalists, and river guides from Environmental Traveling Companions will take participants for a float trip down the lower Yuba to see spawning salmon on Oct. 28.
Groundwater was the hot topic during the third annual meeting of the UC Water research initiative held in Davis in mid-September. There were thought-provoking presentations from a variety of groundwater experts including Helen Dahlke from UC Davis, Michael Kiparsky from UC Berkeley, and Andrew Fisher from UC Santa Cruz.
More than 700 organizations — from water agencies to environmental groups to manufacturers to breweries — joined together today [October 12] to observe “Imagine a Day Without Water” – a nationwide day of advocacy and education led by the Value of Water Campaign. … Many ACWA member agencies are participating in Imagine A Day Without Water in conjunction with California’s new statewide designation of a Water Professionals Appreciation Week, which this year runs from Oct. 7-15.
Explore more than 100 miles of Central California’s longest river while learning about one of the nation’s largest and costliest river restorations. Our San Joaquin River Restoration Tour on Nov. 1-2 will feature speakers from key governmental agencies and stakeholder groups who will explain the restoration program’s goals and progress. From Friant Dam in the Sierra Nevada foothills downstream to Hills Ferry, you will meander along the banks to visit historic sites, restoration projects, wildlife preserves, fish hatcheries, flood control structures and farms.
The Water Education Foundation opened its doors in 1977 when California was in the second year of a major drought, and it quickly became a vital source of nonpartisan, in-depth information about water resources in California and the West. … Forty years later, it’s time to celebrate! Our 40th Anniversary celebration Oct. 26 at the Sterling Hotel in Sacramento will be a great chance network, see old friends, hear some tales from the old days and learn what’s to come for the Foundation.
From Water | Food | Environment — The Blog of David Guy:
Every year my family looks forward to visiting Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park—where you not only experience the beautiful alpine meadow, but you can also take in one of the wonderful presentations at the Parsons Memorial Lodge.
From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):
The drought is on and so is the California State Fair. This year, the Save Our Water campaign is doubling down its messaging on conservation by hosting two exhibits at the fair – one on indoor water conservation and the other on outdoor conservation.
The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources have scheduled a negotiation session with seven Cross Valley Contractors on long-term conveyance contracts for the delivery of federal Central Valley Project water conveyed through state-owned facilities.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Reclamation will hold a public Open House on Thursday, July 31, 2014, to present and solicit comments on the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Annual Work Plans for Fiscal Year 2015.
This newspaper will host a free public forum, entitled “Dry Times: An in-depth discussion about Bay Area water issues,” scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 17 at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. …
Joining the discussion will be: Jim Fiedler, Santa Clara Valley Water District chief operating officer; Arthur R.
The Clinton Foundation’s public workshop will feature speakers from environmental groups, public health advocates, state and local agencies. It is the Clinton Foundation’s second workshop devoted to the Salton Sea.
The Sacramento Committee of Water for People is featuring “Bowl with Water for People” on Wednesday, June 25, at the Country Club Lanes, 2500 Watt Avenue, Sacramento. Registration is 5:30-6 p.m. Bowling is from 6-8 p.m.
Stanislaus County farmers and politicians will rally Thursday in opposition to a state effort to regulate water rights. Because of water shortages caused by the drought, California’s Water Resources Control Board next month will consider curtailing how much more can be diverted from the state’s rivers.
“The Bureau of Reclamation announced today [June 12] that public scoping meetings are scheduled to be held jointly with the Klamath Water and Power Agency to begin preparation of a combined environmental document.
From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):
“Urban water suppliers and other stakeholders will provide an update to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) June 17 on actions taken to reduce water usage during this year’s drought.”