Registration Now Open for Tours Along Eastern Sierra and Across Sacramento Valley; We’re Hiring!
Reserve Your Spot Now for One-Time Only Eastern Sierra Tour!
Grab a ticket while they last for our fall tours along the Eastern Sierra and across Northern California. See below for more information and registration details on both don’t-miss opportunities to get a firsthand look at the facilities, the rivers and regions critical in the debate about the future of water resources.
We’re hiring a development director – check out the posting below!
NEW & ONE-TIME ONLY! Eastern Sierra Tour: September 12-15
Registration is now open for our new Eastern Sierra Tour September 12-15, a special Foundation water tour that will only be offered once! This 3-day, 3-night tour journeys along the Eastern Sierra from the Truckee River to Mono Lake, and on through Owens Valley and the Mojave Desert to explore a major source of water for Los Angeles, this year’s epic snowpack and challenges for towns, farms and the environment. We’re marking the 40th anniversary of the pivotal Mono Lake case during the tour by discussing the importance of the public trust doctrine in allocating water in California and across the West.
The experience begins in Reno Sept. 12 with a post-dinner kickoff reception. A hotel room that night is included in the registration fee. The bus tour begins the morning on Sept. 13 and will end Sept. 15 at Ontario International Airport in Southern California. Planned topics include the Truckee River’s Derby Dam, the first project built by the newly formed Bureau of Reclamation at the turn of the 20th century and the history and operations of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Register here!
Northern California Tour: October 18-20
Registration is also now open for our popular Northern California Tour October 18-20, and seats always fill quickly! This 3-day, 2-night excursion across the Sacramento Valley travels north from Sacramento to Oroville, Redding and Shasta Lake. Experts will talk about the history of the Sacramento River as the tour winds through riparian woodland, rice fields, wildlife refuges and nut orchards.
Participants will get a direct look at how this year’s abundant precipitation has filled critical reservoirs of the State Water Project and federal Central Valley Project; explore farming and environmental water uses; visit the location of the proposed Sites Reservoir; and discuss innovations in flood management, groundwater management and salmon restoration. Stops include Oroville and Shasta dams, Red Bluff Fish Passage Improvement Project, rice farms, Clear Creek Gorge, Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District and Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. Find more tour details here. Register here!
Join the team at the Water Education Foundation, a highly respected and impartial nonprofit that has been a trusted source of water news and educational programming in California and across the West for more than 40 years. We have a full-time opening for a strategic and detail-oriented development director to generate grant support and other funding for our educational programs carried out by our events and journalism teams.
The ideal candidate has experience managing grants from a variety of sources, including government agencies and private foundations, enjoys a fast-paced environment and has strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Find more details in the job posting.