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Saturday, March 17, 2018

4th Annual State of the San Lorenzo River Sympos


Doors Open: 9:30 AM
Program Starts: 10:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM

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Sponsor: City of Santa Cruz Water Department
Place: Zayante Firehouse, 7700 East Zayante Road, Felton, CA 95018
7700 East Zayante Road, Felton, CA 95018
Free parking in front
Accessibility: Restrooms, Parking

We'll hear from local experts on atmospheric rivers, the environmental impacts of commercial cannabis, wildfire risks, Pacific salmonids, and riparian conservation. We'll also share insights on climate change and what you can do to be a river steward.

Symposium is from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Walking tour of the Olympia well field start at 1:15 PM


Sponsored by: City of Santa Cruz Water Department, the County of Santa Cruz, the Coastal Watershed Council, the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County, and the San Lorenzo Valley Water District


• Assemblymember Mark Stone: Restoring the San Lorenzo River in the face of climate change, federal deregulation and competing land uses.

• Donna Meyers: Principal at Conservation Collaborative, Riparian conservation and protection of San Lorenzo River "beneficial uses".

• Michelle Leicester: Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Environmental impacts of commercial cannabis cultivation and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Watershed Enforcement Program.

• Amy East: Research Geologist at U.S. Geological Survey, San Lorenzo River response to intensive atmospheric-river activity on the central California coast in 2017.

• Rich Sampson: Division Chief of Cal Fire, Santa Cruz–San Mateo Unit, Commercial cannabis cultivation, fire and San Lorenzo River watershed health.

• Cisco Lopez: Cannabis cultivator, Demonstrating watershed protection for cannabis cultivation

• Maryna Sedoryk: Fisheries Biologist at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, California Coastal Monitoring Plan: Salmon and Steelhead Population Monitoring in Coastal Santa Cruz and San Mateo County

Contact Information:
Contact: Jessica Martinez-Mckinney
Phone: (831) 420-5475
Admission: No Charge

RSVP: Optional
Please contact:
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