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SRWP eNewsletter - March 2008

Mar 1, 2008
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March 2008
Sacramento River Watershed Program eNewsletter
In This Issue
CA Water Plan Update
Sac River Watershed Coalition
Statewide Watershed Program Meetings
Watershed Day at the Capitol
Welcome West Yost Associates
May Watershed Awareness Month
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List
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Greetings from SRWP!
We hope to see you at some upcoming Spring events!
CA Water Plan Update
Sacramento Regional Outreach Meeting
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is holding an Outreach Workshop for the Sacramento River Region to share the status of the California Water Plan Update planning process, and overview of the Resource Management Strategy for the Sacramento River Basin. 
Wednesday, April 2
Yuba City, CA
The California Water Plan provides a framework for water managers, legislators, and the public to consider options and make decisions regarding California's water future. The Plan, which is updated every five years, presents basic data and information on California's water resources including water supply evaluations and assessments of agricultural, urban, and environmental water uses to quantify the gap between water supplies and uses.

Help Build a Stronger Voice for the Sacramento River Watershed!  

Add your Organization's Name to the Sacramento River Watershed Coalition!
As former Senator Everett Dirkson once said, "when I feel the heat, I see the light."
With nearly 60 local watershed groups and Resource Conservation Districts working independently to protect and improve their portion of the Sacramento River Watershed, SRWP recognizes that, combined, this alliance can be very effective in advancing and improving water policy. We believe the collective efforts of local watershed partners could be supported and enhanced through a more unified organization and voice... the Sacramento River Watershed Coalition!   
Read more and sign on (it's free!) to show decision-makers and elected officials that together, we are a strong voice and comprehensive network of local action!

Your Input is Needed!

Join Us for CA Watershed Program Outreach Meetings!

Statewide WPAs mentioned last month, a new Statewide Watershed Program is currently under development.  Please plan on participating in one of the upcoming outreach meetings.  Your input is needed to help shape and create an effective, sustainable Watershed Program for California!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Butte County Dept. of Employment and Social Services
78 Table Mountain Blvd.
Oroville, CA
Thursday, March 13, 2008
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UC Cooperative Extension
70 Cottonwood Street - Norton Hall
Woodland, CA

Provide Your Input Online!

If you are not able to participate in a meeting or would like to provide written comments, please take a few minutes to answer a brief nine question survey.
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!
SRWP Welcomes Our Newest Corporate Member: 
West YostWest Yost Associates' focus is exclusively water, wastewater, and stormwater projects.  They provide a broad depth of experience in planning, design, construction management, and program management services.  They have the expertise to plan, design, and implement any systems related to water, including construction management and inspection.  Their water services include supply analysis, master planning, hydraulic modeling, storage, conveyance, and treatment facilities; conjunctive use programs, and water rights and transfers.  West Yost Associates' expertise also includes flood protection, storm drainage planning, and regulatory and permitting assistance!

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! Start planning your events now!  In honor of May Watershed Awareness Month, watershed partners in Shasta and Tehama counties are hosting Watershed Festival 2008, with exhibitors, hands on activities, food, and music!  Contact Leslie Bryan for more information!
Watershed Festival 2008
Saturday, May 3, 10 - 4
Caldwell Park, Redding, 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,

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!