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SRWP eNewsletter - April 2008

Apr 1, 2008
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April 2008
Sacramento River Watershed Program eNewsletter
In This Issue
Statewide Watershed Program Meeting
Safe Harbor Agreement Workshops
Mercury Meeting
Congrats Watershed Coordinators
May Watershed Awareness Month
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Greetings and Happy Spring from SRWP!

Statewide Watershed Program Public Meeting

Statewide WPThe Statewide Watershed Program is hosting a public forum in Sacramento on April 25th.  Program staff and Public Advisory Committee members will provide an update on the development of an initial draft framework for the Statewide Watershed Program. The public is invited to participate in the meeting and discuss the update with the Committee members.

The Committee and Program staff have completed an initial series of public meetings throughout the ten major hydrologic regions of the State. More than twenty-five public meetings were held, which included hundreds of individuals from a variety of interests who provided comments and shared ideas.  Program staff will share the results of those meetings at the workshop.   Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 25, 1:30 - 3:00

Secretary of State's Office - Main Auditorium

1500 11th Street, Sacramento, CA

Safe Harbor Agreement Workshops
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The Sacramento River Conservation Area Forum is hosting two public workshops to provide information and answer questions about the Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement / Voluntary Local Program that will soon be available to landowners and land managers within the Sacramento River Conservation Area in Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, and Yolo counties. 
Tuesday, April 29th, 2:00 PM
Chico Municipal Center
421 Main Street, Chico, CA
Wednesday, April 30th, 9:00 AM
Red Bluff Community Center
1500 S. Jackson, Red Bluff, CA
For more information please visit SRCAF's website or call them at 530.528.7411.
Upcoming Mercury Meeting  
The Delta Tributaries Mercury Council, a SRWP subcommittee, is actively tracking the latest science and policy developments addressing mercury pollution. Recent presentations and discussion topics have included fish monitoring, a localized mercury bioaccumulation study, and a mine site remediation project. Upcoming topics will include the Delta Mercury TMDL, mercury methylation inhibition research, and biomonitoring associated with a mine site remediation. The DTMC meets quarterly. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, 12:30-4:30pm, at the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District's office in Mather, CA. Web conferencing will be available. Contact the DTMC facilitator, Stephen McCord, at 530-753-6400 ( with any questions.
Congrats to Sacramento River Watershed Coordinators!
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The Department of Conservation has announced its preliminary decision for the 2007 Watershed Coordinator Grant Program.  The preliminary decision list includes 21 coordinators within the Sacramento River Watershed--from the Pit River to the lower Sacramento River!  Congratulations!

Help Celebrate California's 4th Annual
May Watershed Awareness Month!





Throughout the month of May, watershed partnerships, educators, and other community groups are encouraged to promote the importance of watershed stewardship at the community level by organizing and participating in watershed awareness activities. To celebrate Watershed Awareness Month, participants can take part in watershed walks, project field tours, water quality monitoring, streamside cleanups, and other activities already taking place in their watersheds - or organize an event of your own! Here are just a few watershed events happening next month:
Watershed Festival 2008
Saturday, May 3, 10 - 4
Caldwell Park, Redding, CA
Cache Creek Discovery Day
Cache Creek Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 10, 9 - 3
Woodland, CA
Watershed Celebration
Sacramento River Discovery Center
Saturday, May 10, 9 -1
Red Bluff, CA
Planning on hosting a watershed event?  Email to get it on the watershed calendar!
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Since 1996, SRWP has been working hard to help sustain, restore, and enhance our watershed's resources while promoting our long-term social and economic vitality.  We do this by conducting watershed monitoring, providing outreach and education, and offering support to partners throughout the entire 27,000 square mile watershed-from the Oregon border to the Delta.  To learn more, visit the Sacramento River Watershed Program.

Keeping it healthy,

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