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SRWP eNewsletter - February 2008

Feb 1, 2008
Watershed Day at the Capitol on Thursday, April 10, 2008
The California Watershed Network is hosting the 7th Annual Watershed Day at the Capitol on April 10th!  This is a great opportunity to learn about the political climate regarding watersheds and hear the latest happenings in State programs such as the Integrated Regional Water Management Program  (IRWMP) and California Watershed Program.  After the morning discussions, participants are encouraged to meet with their legislators!
Join SRWP and Meet with Your Legislators! 
SRWP will be arranging meetings with legislators and/or their staff on the afternoon of April 10th.  If interested in participating in one or more of the meetings please contact Mary Lee Knecht at and include your legislator(s) name or your zip code.  Don't be intimated or shy about participating ... this is a fantastic opportunity to educate our elected officials on the importance of local watershed management and how it helps to meet the State's goals!
Copies of A Journey through the Sacramento River Watershed Available!

Tabloid CoverThis 16-page newspaper includes great information about our watershed for both kids and adults including basic watershed principles, history of the watershed, salmon life cycle, how you can help improve watershed conditions, and much more!  SRWP and its partners developed the newspaper, which was distributed as an insert in the Sacramento Bee newspaper last October.  SRWP has plenty of newspapers leftover and would love to share them with our local partners.  We can provide just a few copies up to large bundles for a big distribution.  If interested in receiving copies, please contact

River of Words Entries Due on February 15, 2008!

Each year, River of Wordsconducts a free international poetry and art contest for youth on the theme of watersheds.  The contest is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of the place they live, and to express, through poetry and art, what they discover.  Sacramento River Watershed Program receives all entries from the Sacramento River Basin and conducts our own regional contest.  Winners receive prizes and gift certificates.
It's not too late to enter the 2008 River of Words contest!  Entries much be postmarked by February 15.  Visit River of Words for more information.
Job Opportunity with CALFED Science Program
CALFED The CALFED Science Program is seeking an Environmental Scientist or Staff Scientist with knowledge in one or more of the following expertises:  water supply, hydrology, climate change, terrestrial ecology, or landscape ecology.  The mission of the Science Program is to integrate peer reviewed science into all aspects of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program.  Visit the job announcement for more information.  Filing deadline is February 15, 2008.
Welcome Newest SRWP Member:  Yolo County RCD
Yolo Co RCDSRWP is pleased to have Yolo County Resource Conservation District (RCD) as our newest member!  The Yolo County RCD is committed to assisting local growers and landowners in implementing practices that protect, improve, and sustain the agricultural and natural resources of Yolo County. 
Watershed Messages on TV
Did you know what we do in our kitchens can affect our watersheds? Proper disposal of kitchen fats, oils, and grease (FOG) keep sewer lines clog free and prevent overflows that can harm our watersheds.  Visit the  Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District's FOG Control Program for more information. 
Contact us for information on how you can share your watershed message on TV with SRWP.
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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,

Sacramento River Watershed Program

Help Keep Sacramento River Watershed Healthy!
Click here to become a member of SRWP or to make a special contribution!  All new members will receive a great poster map of the Sacramento River Watershed!