Sacramento River Watershed Partners

Help Build a Stronger Voice for the Sacramento River Watershed!

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Become a Sacramento River Watershed Partner!

Its free and easy.  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, these partnerships 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. SRWP will work to ensure that local management programs have a “seat at the table” and are represented in important regional and statewide policies and program such as the Statewide Watershed Program, California Water Plan Update, and Integrated Regional Water Management Program (IRWMP).

By partnering with the Sacramento River Watershed Program, your organization will receive:

  • Increased Visibility and Collaboration: Local program links on SRWP website and inclusion on the SRWP watershed partners map and directory. Our goal is to increase watershed awareness and understanding by local, state, and federal agencies, elected officials, and the general public.
  • Information Exchange: Regular updates on issues affecting local watershed management in the basin (e.g. legislative matters, pertinent reports, workshop and conference announcements, funding programs, and agency programs/policies). SRWP also facilitates and supports networking between local management programs in order to share accomplishments and lessons learned by others.
  • Effective Policies: SRWP believes that local watershed stewardship is the foundation of effective water and natural resource policy. With the combined support of local watershed management programs, SRWP strives to influence legislative and government policy and decision-making in support of strong policies that promote watershed stewardship. SRWP will work hard to effectively communicate local and regional priorities and educate decision makers to bring increased responsibility and empowerment to local management programs.

The more local watershed partners that sign on, the stronger (and more influential) we will be. SRWP will continue to be engaged in discussions with elected officials and agency leaders to ensure that your local priorities are represented in regional and statewide efforts. SRWP will provide regular updates on these efforts and our progress. With your support, we are confident that we will help raise the level of awareness and appreciation of the collective accomplishments of local watershed management.

Becoming a partner does not commit you to any financial or other responsibilities. It is simply a way of showing decision-makers that together, we are a strong voice and a comprehensive network of local action.

A representative of SRWP would be happy to meet with your organization to present information about SRWP and discuss collaborative opportunities. Please feel free to contact Holly Jorgensen (holly@sacriver.org) for more information.