Mark Your Calendars for the Foundation’s Fall Programs Including Water Leaders Reunion
Save the Dates for our Annual Water Summit & Tours of the State's Two Largest Rivers
Mark your calendars now for our full schedule of fall programs, including a reunion of our Water Leaders graduates to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the program as well as the in-person return of our 38th annual Water Summit.
Our fall programming also includes tours exploring California’s two largest rivers, the Sacramento and the San Joaquin, to learn more about infrastructure, the impacts on farms and habitat from a third year of drought and salmon restoration efforts.
Check out the details below to learn more about these fall programs.
Water Leaders Reunion: Oct. 26
This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of our California Water Leaders program with a reunion event for alumni going back to the inaugural year of 1997.
If you’re a graduate of our annual program, save the date for Oct. 26, roughly 4 to 8 p.m., for a reunion to mark the special anniversary. We will host the celebration in Sacramento along the American River in a rustic, relaxed venue with lawn games, happy hour, dinner and plenty of social time to catch up with your fellow cohort members.
Water Summit: Oct. 27
The Foundation’s 2022 Water Summit will return in-person on Thursday, Oct. 27 in Sacramento. Now in its 38th year, our annual premier event will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear the latest information on key issues affecting water in California and the West while engaging directly with leading experts and top policymakers. The opening of registration for this popular event will be announced soon and we hope to see you there!
Northern California Tour: Oct. 12-14
You can learn about key reservoirs and infrastructure that transports vital water resources statewide on our 3-day, 2-night Northern California Tour Oct. 12-14. Experts will talk about the history of the Sacramento River as the tour winds through riparian woodland, rice fields, wildlife refuges and nut orchards across the Sacramento Valley. Tour participants will see firsthand the impacts of drought on critical reservoirs to both the state and federal water projects, explore important water issues for farming and environmental uses, visit potential storage sites and discuss innovative programs for flood management, groundwater management and salmon restoration. Registration opens soon!
San Joaquin River Restoration Tour: Nov. 2-3
Immerse yourself in the story of restoring a river’s self-sustaining spring-run chinook salmon population while also balancing water supply needs during the return of our 2-day, 1-night San Joaquin River Restoration Tour Nov. 2-3. Participants will travel along the river as it weaves across an historic farming region from Friant Dam near Fresno to the confluence of the Merced River to learn firsthand about the San Joaquin River Restoration Program, one of the nation’s largest and most expensive river restoration projects. A variety of perspectives on the status of the river’s restoration and how the challenges of the plan are being worked out will be highlighted. Registration opens soon!
For more details on the Foundation’s events and tours as they are posted, be sure to sign up for Foundation announcements!