Wednesday, January 25, 2017

San Lorenzo River Symposium Set for March 4th

2017 State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium focuses on flow 


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District, City of Santa Cruz Water Department, the County of Santa Cruz, the Coastal Watershed Council and the Resource Conservation District will host the third annual State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium on Saturday, March 4

Flow in the San Lorenzo River Watershed is critical to our local drinking water supplies and wildlife. Learn the importance of flow to some fish species, how flow has changed overtime, and how flow relates to groundwater, climate change and more.

Local experts will present on the science, history and policies related to flow. Keynote speaker John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources, will close the event with a talk about State and Federal policies and ramifications for restoring the San Lorenzo River Watershed. An interactive tour on the river will be offered immediately following the symposium.
The event is free and will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Louden Nelson Community Center Multipurpose Room, 301 Center St. in Santa Cruz. The tour begin at 1:15 p.m.Please RSVP for the tour.

Event organizers are still seeking applications for "lightning talk proposals" — short presentations given under 5 minutes —  on the topic of flow. Lightning talks can range from story-telling to more traditional presentations on scientific work. Everyone is encouraged to submit a proposal. Deadline is Sunday, February 5

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