Join Us on Upcoming Water Tours Across the Santa Barbara Region, Sierra Nevada and the Bay-Delta
And learn more about our tours, events and publications at our May 2 open house in Sacramento
Our upcoming tours will explore diverse areas of California where attendees can learn about the water-related issues in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the headwaters in the Sierra Nevada and the coastal areas around Santa Barbara.
Registration is now open for our newest tour, called Edge of Drought, which will travel through Southern California and the Santa Barbara region Aug. 27-29. The tour starts and ends in Burbank.
Here are more details of upcoming events:
- Stop by our open house on May 2 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at our midtown Sacramento office. You can learn more about our informative and balanced water tours, Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) workshops, our Water Leaders program for early to mid-career professionals and our Western Water online news magazine. Please RSVP here.
- Our Bay Delta Tour June 5-7 travels deep into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a 720,000-acre network of islands and canals that is California’s water hub and the state’s most crucial water and ecological resource, then heads out to the San Francisco Bay. This popular 3-day, 2-night tour features experts who discuss the issues and controversies with this important resource, farmers who grow produce and environmentalists who are trying to bolster declining fish populations. Early bird discount ends May 6. Sign up here.
- Our Headwaters Tour June 27-28 heads into the foothills and mountains of the Sierra Nevada, where 60 percent of California’s water supply originates, to examine water issues that happen upstream but have dramatic impacts downstream and throughout the state. Our water supply is largely dependent on the health of our Sierra forests, which are suffering from ecosystem degradation, drought, wildfires and widespread tree mortality. Learn more and sign up here.
- Our Edge of Drought Tour Aug. 27-29, will traverse parts of Southern California and venture into the Santa Barbara region, hit hard by the 2012-16 drought, wildfires and mudslides. Although this winter has replenished local reservoirs, the region’s hydrologic recovery often lags behind much of the rest of the state. Registration is now open for this new 2 1/2-day tour. Learn more and sign up here.