Working Sessions on Climate and Hydrology

To All,

You are invited to participate in one or more working sessions for North Bay Watershed Association’s Climate Ready North Bay project.

You may attend one or more working sessions. Each will be tailored to a North Bay watershed or county.

Petaluma River watershed: Tuesday, September 13, 10am – Noon, Petaluma Community Center, Conference Room 2, 320 North McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954
Sonoma Creek watershed: Thursday, September 15, 1pm – 3pm, Schell-Vista Fire Department, 22950 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
Marin County, with focus on bay-draining watersheds: Tuesday, September 20, 10am – Noon, location: TBD
Napa River watershed: Wednesday, September 28, 10am – Noon, location: TBD

At last month’s working session (presentation available here), the NBWA community learned about new, detailed information sources for local climate, streams, runoff, groundwater, natural vegetation, irrigation demand, and watersheds. Participants identified additional specific management questions. The project team is now working to answer those questions, engage more potential users, and refine analysis tools for users to use on their own. Participants at the upcoming working sessions will:

• explore new findings responding to management questions from the NBWA community

• explore how to use interactive tools to answer future questions
discuss with the group how to apply the information to improve watershed health
• develop next steps for implementing climate-informed management of water and watershed

NBWA members are crucial for getting this project’s information and resources out to a broader audience.

Please let us know if there are other people you’d like us to invite, such as fire and emergency response programs, planning agencies, watershed groups, stormwater programs, RCDs, and sanitation districts.

Feel free to contact us with additional management questions that we may be able to address. See you in September!

Caitlin Cornwall

Biologist & Research Program Manager

Sonoma Ecology Center

North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative

caitlin@sonomaecologycenter.org

desk: 707 996-0712 x105

mobile: 707 322-1400