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:
Peter Vorster, Hydrogeographer, The Bay Institute
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
Kristen Podolak, Ph.D., Sierra Nevada Project Associate, The Nature Conservancy
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.