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SRWP eNewsletter - July 2008

Jul 1, 2008
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July 2008
Sacramento River Watershed Program eNewsletter
In This Issue
Flood Management Reception
River of Words Contest Winners
Statewide Watershed Program Update
Upcoming Grant Opportunity
Watershed Moment Dinner Event
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Greetings from SRWP!
Is it hot enough for you?!  Perhaps a cold beverage and some flood management conversation would cool you down?!   Hope to see you at our Flood Management Reception on 7/30! 
Until then, stay cool!
- SRWP Board and Staff
Join SRWP and Distinguished Guests for an Intimate Flood Management Reception on 7/30!
Dave Jones
- Sacramento Assembly Member and an active supporter of recent flood legislation;
- Chief of the Statewide Flood Planning Office, overseeing development of the California Flood Plan;

SRWP Announces 2008 "River of Words" Northern California Contest Winners
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Each year, SRWP teams up with River of Words to conduct an art and poetry contest focused on watersheds.  This year, SRWP expanded the contest to include all of Northern California.  Doing so, SRWP received over 600 pieces of artwork and poems!  Winners of the contest received a certificate and giftcard to! 
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Check out more winning artwork/photography and poetry from the 2008 contest!

Statewide Watershed Program Releases Summary of Initial Outreach Efforts
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Next steps for the Statewide Watershed Program: the Advisory Committee is currently preparing a set of recommendations on the creation of a Statewide Watershed Program.  Once these recommendations are developed they will be broadly circulated for review and comment.  If you have comments or ideas on what the program should do in response to the report, please e-mail them to  

Upcoming Watershed Grant Opportunity
Heads up on an upcoming grant opportunity:  the State Water Resources Control Board will issue a focused grant solicitation to implement a suite of priority actions identified in an established watershed management plan, and to measure and analyze the effectiveness within the watershed to determine and illustrate the value of collaborative community-based watershed management.  Emphasis will be placed on determining the effectiveness of community-based efforts by measuring improvements in natural resource conditions of the selected watershed(s).  

3rd Annual "Watershed Moment" Dinner and Auction on 10/2!
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It's that time of year again!  SRWP is gearing up for our annual fundraiser gala on 10/2 at the Embassy Suites on the River in Old Town Sacramento!  We are happy to welcome back to the podium, News 10 anchor and SRWP partner, Jennifer Smith as our emcee for the evening!  We are also honored to have two outstanding speakers who will share their stories and experiences working on Sacramento River Watershed issues:
Elissa Lynn, Senior Meteorologist with DWR (formerly with News 10)
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Craig Miller, producer of Sacramento River documentaries:  The Sacramento: River of Life and Region at Risk
The event would not be complete without an outstanding silent auction to include weekend getaways, outdoor adventures, and much more!  Stay tuned for your formal invitation and more information in the near future!  In the meantime, if you become a 2008 SRWP Corporate or Agency member by 8/2, your organization or agency will be recognized on all event correspondence and press releases!
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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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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!