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SRWP eNewsletter - February 2012

Feb 14, 2012
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February 2012
Sacramento River Watershed Program eNewsletter
In This Issue
Lower Sac River Water Quality Report Card
Sac River Roundtable Meeting Summary
Upcoming Meetings and Conferences
Watershed Day at the Capitol
February Watershed Highlight
The Riverview Project
State of the Sac River Conference Date Announced
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February Greetings

from SRWP

Lower Sacramento River Water Quality Report Card
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Interested in the quality of Sacramento River water?  SRWP has partnered with UC Davis to assess water quality in the lower Sacramento River.  Join us for an informational meeting to review the draft results and learn about the process used in the Report Card analysis.


Monday, February 27, 2012

10:00AM -12:00 noon

ICF International

630 K Street, 4th Floor, Sacramento



 Sacramento River Watershed Roundtable Meeting Debrief


SRWP kicked off the first quarterly Sacramento River Watershed Roundtable meeting on January 31st.  Thank you to those that participated.  The next meeting is scheduled for May (date TBA).  Contact Holly Jorgensen, SRWP Watershed Coordinator, for more information.


Upcoming Meetings and Conferences

March 8-9, 2012
Los Angeles, CA
March 9, 2012
Chico, CA
March 19-20, 2012
Sacramento, CA
March 28, 2012, 12:30 - 4:30
Cosumnes River Preserve, Galt, CA
Contact Stephen McCord for more info
April 4-7, 2012
Davis, CA
Annual Meeting 2011

Watershed Day at the Capitol Coming in March!



Join fellow watershed advocates and others interested in watershed stewardship for the 2012 Watershed Day at the Capitol!  California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird and SWRCB Member Fran Spivy Weber are confirmed keynote speakers.  Don't miss this great opportunity to get the latest news on legislation and policy affecting California's watersheds.Laird


Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 9:00 AM
Cal EPA Building
1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA

If you are in the Sacramento River Basin and would like to meet with your legislator, but don't want to do it alone, please contact SRWP.  We will be glad to arrange the meeting and partner with you!  SRWP is arranging meetings with the offices of Senators LaMalfa, Gaines, Wolk, and Steinberg.

February 2012 Watershed Highlight:

Yolo County RCD and 

Hungry Hollow Watershed

Stakeholders Group

Hungy Hollow


The Hungry Hollow Watershed of Yolo County is a small agricultural region located north of Cache Creek.  The watershed consists of approximately 35,000 acres, most of which is prime agricultural land.


In 2007, a small group of family farmers, ranchers, and other local entities came together to discuss watershed issues including:  flooding, erosion, wildlife habitat, and ag land protection.  Working with the Yolo County RCD, the group has recently completed a Stewardship Plan for the watershed.  Learn more about the plan and the watershed here.


Do you have a suggestion for a future watershed highlight?  Send them to us!

Featured Video:  Cache Creek Watershed
Learn more about conservation in the Cache Creek Watershed with SRWP's featured video for February.


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cache creek google
 Check out SRWP website for more videos and tours!
The Riverview Project makes the
NY Times and is coming to Sacto

The Riverview Project is a bold endeavor of Below the Surface to make 360 degree panoramic photo galleries of America's Rivers...think of Google's Streetview, but for rivers! The Riverview Project plans to explore the Sacramento River for its initial launch.  The entire stretch of the Sacramento River will be filmed in 360 degree high definition video.  The Riverview Project is coming to Sacramento for an information meeting with stakeholders and to seek funding partners in late February (date TBD).  Contact SRWP to participate in the meeting.
Sac River Aerial S Curve
Save the Date!
State of the Sacramento River Watershed Forum
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, CA

Sac River and Farmland


Don't miss this exciting event! Stay tuned for details and agenda. Contact SRWP early for sponsorship opportunities!





Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits

Join on as a SRWP member today and automatically be included as sponsor of the State of the Sacramento River Watershed Forum!

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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 and SRWP sticker!