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April 10-11

Sea to Sierra Water Tour: Rolling Seminar on California Water Issues

Travel across the state on Amtrak's famed California Zephyr, from the edge of sparkling San Francisco Bay, through the meandering channels of the Delta, past rich Central Valley farmland, growing cities, historic mining areas and into the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Speakers from stakeholder groups and governmental organizations will join the train and speak to the participants on the way from the Bay through the Sierras. The tour begins at the Amtrak train station in Emeryville and ends in Reno.

The Water Education Foundation's tours are action-packed field trips that offer participants a firsthand look at the water facilities, rivers and regions critical in the debate about the future of water resources. Issues of water supply, water quality, environmental restoration, flood management, groundwater and water conservation are addressed by a wide-range of speakers representing different viewpoints.

Thank you to our tour sponsor:

Speaker Presentations and Handouts for Sea to Sierra:

Amtrak California Zephyr


Peter Vorster, Hydrogeographer, The Bay Institute

Points of Interest

Gone with the Flow

Train Overview

California Zephyr Map

Oakland Berkeley Map

Richmond Map North

Richmond Map South

Richmond Map Watershed



Brian “B.G.” Heiland, Executive Advisor to the Chief Deputy Director, California Department of Water Resources

Fast Facts Handout - BDCP

Fast Facts Handout - BDCP EIR/EIS


Louis Moore, Public Affairs Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region

Sea to Sierra Train Tour

Truckee River Talking Points


Kristen Podolak, Ph.D., Sierra Nevada Project Associate, The Nature Conservancy

Train Presentation Poster

Train Presentation Poster 2


Sea to Sierra information for travel arrangements:

April 10 - 8:30 a.m. check-in at Emeryville, CA Station

Aprill 11 - 4:10 p.m. California Zephyr due to arrive at Emeryville, CA Station

A full itinerary and tour information will be emailed out approximately two weeks before the tour. Times are subject to change. Please use final itinerary for final travel times. We strongly recommend you do not make connecting transporation arrangements too close to arrival/departure times.

Click here to register securely online for the Sea to Sierra Tour.