A Sea of Debris, a Host of Unique Workshops and a Remembrance
The Autumn 2019 California Project WET Gazette is ‘live’ on the Water Education Foundation website. Marine debris or inland trash waiting to be washed out to sea from inland areas are the focus of the newsletter, as well as coastal, river and Delta clean-up events this fall. Hope this newsletter motivates you to try a few of the activities and get some trash off the ground with your students!
We also have a host of unique workshop opportunities this fall, including the start of a series of Watersheds to the Sea workshops kicking off in Marin, Orange and Sonoma counties. Or, attend a Project WET climate change workshop in Los Angeles, Solano and Riverside counties to get a chance to talk with climate professionals.
Participants in the Central Valley Floodplain Institute will be exploring San Joaquin Valley wetlands in the height of migration along the Pacific Flyway – including a full-day field trip from Fresno County to the Delta! It will be a wonderful opportunity to engage with water and wetland professionals, while engaging in NGSS and Common Core aligned activities, practices and skills.
Finally, it is with great sadness I report the loss of Vaidehi Cambell Williams, who shared her passion for all things water as an employee at Soquel Creek Water District - including organizing and co-leading of Project WET workshops in the Santa Cruz area. Vai was among the many who lost their lives on board the dive boat that caught fire over Labor Day weekend. Those in the Santa Cruz area who wish can join in celebrating Vai’s life as part of the Water Harvest Festival she organized this October.
Hope we all have a better Fall. – Brian