WATERSHED DAY AT THE CAPITAL
HAS BEEN POSTPONED
The annual visit to the Capitol by watershed groups and advocates
from around the State planned for April 10th will be re-scheduled to
this summer when key legislative issues and administrative actions
affecting watershed work will be addressed.
Outstanding issues include:
n The development of the Statewide Watershed Program. A
framework document will be presented to Secretary Chrisman this
summer from the Department of Conservation and Advisory Committee.
n Legislation supporting free volunteers for watershed groups
and community-based organizations. Without this legislation,
organizations and community groups will have to pay prevailing wages
to volunteers. Current protections expire on December 31, 2008!
Legislative action will conclude in July / August.
n New guidelines for Prop 84 implementation of the Integrated
Regional Water Management Program; funding for watershed restoration
planning and implementation; and other related watershed issues and
California Watershed Network regrets the late notice in postponing
our sixth legislative education day conference. We look forward to
seeing you this summer!