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SRWP eNewsletter - December 2008

Dec 1, 2008
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December 2008
Sacramento River Watershed Program eNewsletter
In This Issue
Watershed Excellence Awards
Stakeholders Meeting Recap
Sacramento River Watershed Conference
CA Water Plan Update
Watershed Day at the Capitol
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Happy Holidays! 
Thank you for supporting the Sacramento River Watershed Program!  We wish you a joyful holiday season and a successful new year!  
Congratulations to SRWP 2008 Watershed Excellence Award Winners!
SRWP presented three Watershed Excellence awards at the Annual Stakeholders Meeting on 11/5/08, one for an organization and two for individuals who have made significant contributions to improving conditions in the Sacramento River Watershed.  Congratulations to all!
Todd Sloat
Todd Sloat
Pit River Watershed Alliance
Todd serves as the watershed coordinator for not one, not two, but three organizations:  Pit River Watershed Alliance, Pit RCD, and Fall River RCD.  Following up with an assessment of the Pit River Watershed, Todd is now leading the development of a management plan for the watershed.  He is also working on a management plan for Fall River and Burney and Hat creeks.   
Liz Mansfield
El Dorado Irrigation District
Liz served as the driving force behind the development of the Cosumnes, American, Bear, Yuba (CABY) Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP). She successfully convinced her region's decision makers to establish this multi-county program that traverses four river basins.  She recognized early on that it was critical to include multiple stakeholders and perspectives at the table.  She continues to work hard to integrate shared vision planning principles and practices to reflect watershed functions and services.

Laguna Creek SignLaguna Creek Watershed Council
The Laguna Creek Watershed Council is responsible for numerous new large interpretive signs along the creek trails in Elk Grove and a successful stream stewards program that has included adoption of key reaches of the creek by community groups, schools, and local girl scouts.  They also recently published a management plan for the watershed.  Consultant Carmel Brown says, "Laguna Creek Watershed Council is the most amazing grass roots watershed group I have ever had the privilege of working with." 
2008 SRWP Stakeholders Meeting Recap
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Thanks to everyone that participated in the 2008 SRWP Stakeholders Meeting last month!  In addition to getting an update on SRWP and the Statewide Watershed Program, meeting participants learned about the great work that is going on throughout the watershed: 
Special thanks to the McConnell Foundation for the use of their lovely meeting facilities!
Sacramento River Watershed Conference and Workshops in 2009
feedbackSRWP is planning a Sacramento River Watershed Conference and workshops for 2009.  We would love your input!  What topics would you like to learn more about?  Please take a minute to answer 5 quick questions!
California Water Plan Update 2009 Highlights Available
CA Water Plan 
A draft of the California Water Plan Update 2009 Highlights is now available for public preview on the Water Plan website. This executive summary will be previewed by the Water Plan Advisory
Committee during its public meeting today.  

Watershed Day at the Capitol:  Save the Date!
CapitolMark you calendars for Wednesday, April 15, 2009, for Watershed Day at the Capitol!  Stay tuned for agenda, details, and information about arranging meetings with Sacramento River Watershed legislators! 
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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.


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