Thirty percent of California’s developed water supply originates high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. 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.
Join us as we guide you on a virtual journey into the foothills and the mountains to examine water issues that happen upstream but have dramatic impacts downstream and throughout the state.
This virtual tour travels through portions of the American River watershed, beginning at the crest of the Sierra Nevada mountains and heading down into the foothills and eventually ending at Folsom Lake near Sacramento. Along the way, you’ll visit rivers, forests, and meadows that make up this region to hear from experts on the challenges being experienced in our headwaters and the work being done to address them.
The virtual tour will immediately be followed by a live Q&A with the speakers where attendees can dive deeper into the topics.
As part of the event, you will be entered into a drawing to get a free California Water Map.
In addition, every attendee will get a choice of:
Contact Nick Gray, programs director, with any questions via email.
Virtual Tour Price – $179 (includes one copy of our Layperson’s Guide to Climate Change & Water Resources or one copy of our Layperson’s Guide to California Water)
A limited amount of scholarship funding is available to pay for a portion of the event. Contact Programs Director Nick Gray via email for a scholarship application.
Deadline to cancel and receive a refund is three days prior to the virtual tour. Substitutions are allowed up to two days before the tour. Eventbrite fees are nonrefundable and the remaining amount may be subject to an additional 10% processing fee.
Continuing education credits are available for California attorneys for an additional fee, and may be available for water plant/wastewater plant operators and other vocations/professions.