2007 California Watershed Forum:
A Roundtable Discussion to Create a Statewide Watershed Program

SEPTEMBER 20, 2007
CalEPA Building
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA

Download the registration form or register online. Please contact Mary Lee Knecht (marylee@watershednetwork.org) for more information.

8:00 Registration and Networking Breakfast
Join us early for coffee and pastries in the Byron Sher Auditorium. Watershed groups and other organizations are encouraged to display exhibits and share information. Please contact Kevin Ward (kcward@ucdavis.edu) if you are interested in reserving a table to display information.
10:00 Welcome to the 2007 California Watershed Forum
Mary Lee Knecht,
California Watershed Network
10:15 A Vision for California Watersheds
Mike Chrisman
, California Secretary for Resources
10:30 Looking Back to Move Forward: Success Stories of the “12 Steps”
Sari Sommarstrom
, California Watershed Network
Laurel Ames, California Watershed Network
10:50 Building a Statewide Watershed Program: This is no déjà vu!
Bridgett Luther
, Director of Department of Conservation
John Lowrie, CALFED Bay-Delta Program Watershed Program Manager
Robert Meacher, Plumas County Supervisor
Martha Davis, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
12:30 Networking Lunch (Sandwiches, salads, and beverages to be provided)
1:45 State Agencies and Watershed Management: Where is the love?
Brian Leahy
, Department of Conservation
John Woodling, Department of Water Resources
Dr. Gary Wolff, State Water Resources Control Board
Sam Ziegler, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
3:00 Networking Break
3:15 Legislator’s Perspective: Funding and Support for Watershed Management
Assemblyman Jared Huffman
, Committee Chair on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials
3:40 Gaining Support for Watersheds in the Legislature
Alf Brandt
, Consultant to Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee
4:00 “Round Robin” Discussion: What do YOU want in a Statewide Watershed Program?
Martha Davis
, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
4:30 Forum Wrap-Up and Next Steps
Martha Davis,
Inland Empire Utilities Agency
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