CWN is proud to co-sponsor:

Nature Based Solutions Success Stories Conference

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, 9 am – 12:30 pm
A Free Online Event

How do we get to safe, clean water? Are creek restoration projects improving water quality? Join us to explore nature-based solutions based in nature.

Watershed Coordinator: Melina Watts, North Santa Monica Bay Watershed

Project Sponsors: California Watershed Network, Council for Watershed Health

Free Registration!

For more information, contact Melina Watts at

Nature Based Solutions Success Stories Conference

9:05 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Erica Gies
The Role of the Hyporheic Zone, or the "Liver of the River," in Water Quality, Dr. Erica Gies, Author of Water Always Wins

9:40 An Invitation to Join the California Watershed Network, Michael Wellborn

9:45 20 Years of Water Quality Testing: The Santa Barbara Creeks Division Success Story, Dr. Jill Murray, Water Quality Research Coordinator, Santa Barbara Creeks Division

10:05 Creating and Growing the Santa Barbara Creeks Division: How Did It Happen?, Cameron Benson, Founder, Santa Barbara Creeks Division

10:25 The Little Lost Creeks of L.A. – a Hydrological History, Jessica Hall, Wildling Design

11:00 Biodiversity and Water Quality: Putting the Nature in Nature Based Solutions, Dr. John Randall, The Nature Conservancy (tentative)

11: 20 Urban Stream Restoration: Where Can Nature Go in the City?, Ann Riley, Co-Director The California Urban Streams Partnership (tentative)

11:40 Riparian Habitat Restoration: Arundo Donax Removal, Jason Casanova, Council for Watershed Health

Noon: The Soul of Water, Nadine Salas, Poet

12:15 First Annual North Santa Monica Bay Watershed Prize, Selected by the North Santa Monica Bay Watershed Area Steering Committee. Prize Awarded by Chair Dave Pedersen, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District

12:20 Lunch at home or...
12:30 Lunch at the Adobe Cantina, 29100 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

View conference info and register for here.

Nature Based Success Stories:
Exploring Water Quality Impacts of Creek Restoration

Calabasas And Agoura Hills Tour
Nov. 17, 2022, 2 PM – 4 PM
View tour info and register for the tour here.

Santa Barbara Creeks Division Tour
Nov. 18, 2022, 9:45 AM – 3 PM
View tour info and register for the tour here.

Guide to Legislation. To find a bill that is pending in the California Legislature, open this link to the new Digital Democracy page or go direct to the Legislature's menu.

California Watershed Coalition White Paper: Watershed Project Finance Recommendations. Read it.

Calif. Urban Streams Partnership's White Paper: Funding Urban Watershed Projects Recommendations for a 2014 Water Bond. Download here.

Protect statewide volunteerism with AB 587 and SB 644! Read the press release.

Secretary Snow's 2010 White Paper and Action Plan for Integrated Resource Management. Read it.

View the innovative 2008 Statewide Watershed Program Update and the Advisory Committee Members.

Integrating Watershed Principles into IRWMP. Learn more.

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