Participants of this tour snake along the San Joaquin River to learn firsthand about one of the nation’s largest and most expensive river restoration projects.
The San Joaquin River was the focus of one of the most contentious legal battles in California water history, ending in a 2006 settlement between the federal government, Friant Water Users Authority and a coalition of environmental groups.
Under the now $1.2 billion plan, efforts are aimed at restoring flows to a 60-mile, mostly dry stretch of the San Joaquin River to revive chinook salmon runs while reducing or avoiding adverse water supply impacts to farmers.
This 2-day, 1-night tour travels along the river from Friant Dam near Fresno to the confluence of the Merced River. As it weaves across a historic farming region, participants learn about the status of the river’s restoration and how the challenges of the plan are being worked out.
Contact Nick Gray, programs manager, via email or call 916-444-6240 with any questions.
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The tour begins on September 30 at 7:30 a.m. in Fresno at the Hotel Piccadilly and ends at the hotel on October 1 at 6:30 p.m. The tour overnights at a hotel in Los Banos.
Regular Price – $645 (one person, single-occupancy room).
Early Bird Price – $615 if you register online by August 19. Click on the registration link above.
Fee includes all meals, transportation, materials, snacks and hotel accommodations once the tour begins. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the tour’s beginning and end point.
Deadline to cancel and receive a refund is three weeks prior to the first day of the tour due to hotel, meal and transportation bookings. Substitutions are allowed up to five business 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.
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