Meeting: Sierra Club Event: River Talk—What’s happening on the San Lorenzo?
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Sierra Club Event: River Talk—What’s happening on the San Lorenzo?
Program Starts: 7:00 PM
Place: Live Oak Grange
1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz
The Santa Cruz Group of the Sierra Club Presents:
River Talk—What’s happening on the San Lorenzo?
Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 PM
Come to a slide show presentation focusing on the state of the river that runs through Santa Cruz. Two speakers will share with us a bit of history of the river, its challenges, as well as possibilities for the future.
The headwaters of the San Lorenzo River start in Castle Rock State Park at an elevation of 2,500 feet and is 29.3 miles long. The watershed is 136 square miles, covers five cities and has 11 dams on it. 100,000 people rely on this drinking water source. It is home to many species of wildlife.
Following the devastating flood of 1955, levees were built that walled off the river from downtown. Now that is changing. An urban park and greenbelt lie on top of the levees and is known as the Santa Cruz Riverwalk.
The Coastal Watershed Council co-founded the San Lorenzo River Alliance which envisions a safe, clean, fun and sustainable river that connects our community to nature.
They are championing the river by encouraging restoration, monitoring and stewardship along with increased usage and activities. You will get an update on the Riverwalk Engagement Plan. Bring your questions.
Laurie Egan has been Outreach and Development manager of the Coastal Watershed Council since 2013. Prior to that, she worked for Physicians for Social Responsibility and Center for Environmental Health. She graduated from Harvey Mudd College in Environmental Analysis.
When: Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 PM. Come at 6:30 for healthy snacks and socializing with like-minded folks.
Where: The Live Oak (Green) Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave. near Capitola Road in Santa Cruz.