Join us for Virtual Water Journeys, Get Tips on Applying for 2021 Water Leaders Class and Snap Up Our New Water Rights Guide
As we countdown to the Thanksgiving holiday, we still have a lot going on at the Water Education Foundation over the coming weeks. And you can now get your copy of our updated Layperson’s Guide to Water Rights, which is hot off the press!
Among our upcoming events:
This Thursday (Nov. 12): Our Northern California Tour will hit the road at 2:30 p.m. on a virtual exploration of the Sacramento River and its tributaries, where you’ll gain a deeper understanding of issues associated with a key source of the state’s water supply. Participants will visit Oroville and Shasta dams, rice fields and wildlife refuges, and hear from farmers, biologists and water managers. Get your ticket for the three-hour virtual journey here.
Next Tuesday (Nov. 17): Considering applying for our 2021 Water Leaders class or supporting someone as their boss? Sign up for a 30-minute Q&A session at 3 p.m. with Executive Director Jenn Bowles, who will offer details on the one-year program and tips for completing a solid application. The program deepens knowledge on water, enhances individual leadership skills and prepares class members to take an active, cooperative approach to decision-making about water resource issues. Get more info on the free Zoom event and learn how you can sign up.
Thursday, Nov. 19: Join us at 2:30 p.m. for the Central Valley Tour as we explore water supply challenges in the San Joaquin Valley, one of the nation’s most productive agricultural regions. You’ll hear from farmers, water managers, disadvantaged communities and others about how they’re meeting those challenges, including the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Get your ticket to the three-hour virtual journey here.
Dec. 10: Registration is now open for our San Joaquin River Restoration Tour, examining one of the nation’s largest and most expensive river restoration projects. The project is aimed at restoring flows to a 60-mile, mostly dry stretch of river to revive chinook salmon runs while reducing or avoiding adverse water supply impacts to farmers. See hard-to-reach sections of the river and hear from biologists and farmers about the progress and challenges involved in bringing salmon back to the San Joaquin River. Get your tickets for the three-hour virtual journey here.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for all tours. Contact Nick Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.