SAN LORENZO RIVER COMMUNITY FORUMS ANNOUNCED
SANTA CRUZ, CA – – The San Lorenzo River Alliance, a project of the Coastal Watershed Council, today announced three dates for upcoming San Lorenzo River Community Forums. The Forums are events designed for community members to voice their thoughts and ideas for improving the San Lorenzo River. Information gathered at each event will be used to guide the work of the San Lorenzo River Alliance.
At each forum, the San Lorenzo River Alliance will share projects and ideas from the 2003 San Lorenzo River Urban Plan, now halfway through its lifespan, as well as open the floor for attendees to share their own ideas for projects, events and infrastructure along the river.
“The river belongs to the community.” said Greg Pepping, Executive Director of the Coastal Watershed Council. “These forums are about finding out what the community wants in, on and around their river.”
The first San Lorenzo River Forum was held on January 7, 2014, and included 60 environmental experts, elected officials and other thought leaders who provided their input on the top priorities to revitalize the river. Attendees attached notes to three maps showing different sections of the lower San Lorenzo River to demonstrate where they would like to see improvements. The top suggestions were opening the lower San Lorenzo River for recreational access and paddling, bringing food and food trucks to the Riverwalk, and increasing informational signage.
- at the Museum of Art and History in downtown Santa Cruz
-, at Highlands Park in Ben Lomond (co-hosted by Supervisor Bruce McPherson)
-, at the Patagonia Outlet Store in Santa Cruz.
All forums are free and open to the public. For any questions, call (831) 464-9200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE SAN LORENZO RIVER ALLIANCE
The San Lorenzo River Alliance (SLRA) was founded by the Coastal Watershed Council (CWC) in December 2013 as a public-private partnership, the goal of which is to bring positive changes to the San Lorenzo River that will result in healthier habitat, increased community access and a renewed sense of pride. To learn more, visitSanLorenzoRiver.org
ABOUT THE COASTAL WATERSHED COUNCIL
The Coastal Watershed Council is a leading organization responsible for preserving and protecting watersheds on California’s Central Coast through watershed monitoring, education and stewardship. CWC invites the community to get involved today in the stewardship of local watersheds by calling (831) 464-9200 or visiting the CWC website at www.coastal-watershed.org.