Next week: Drought, climate resiliency, and water agencies
March 9, 2016
The conservation community in the Bay Area is putting all kinds of conservation into practice. There are land trusts buying land for parks, or purchasing conservation easements. There are park agencies at the local, regional, state, and national levels who are working hard to create and manage publicly accessible open spaces. There are resource conservation districts working with private land owners to appropriately steward their lands. There are cities who are connecting our urban dwellers to their ‘nearby nature.’ There are nonprofits of all shapes and sizes who are advocating and doing all they can to support these nobel endeavors.
And there are water agencies who own, manage, and steward hundreds of thousands of acres of watersheds. We’re going to hear from four Bay Area water agencies on March 17 at our Almost Spring Gathering.
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Join us as we talk about drought, wildlife habitats, and partnerships with:
- Tim Ramirez, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Manager of Natural Resources Division, moderator
- Norma Camacho, COO of Watersheds, Santa Clara Valley Water District
- Mike Swezy, Watershed Resources Manager, Marin Municipal Water District
- Richard Sykes, Director of Water and Natural Resources, East Bay Municipal Utility District
The Gathering will be held at the Brower Center at 2150 Allston Way in Berkeley. The program starts at 10:00am with coffee/tea served at 9:30am. Lunch will be served and networking will be encouraged.
Photos from the Water Temple at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission in Sunol, CA.