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Meeting on North Coast Instream Flow Policy

Hi Instream Flow Folks,

I want to invite you to a meeting of conservation advocates to discuss the SWRCB’s draft North Coast Instream Flow Policy and related matters with myself, Trout Unlimited, Coast Action Group, Friends of the Navarro River, and others.

Day: April 8
Time: 9:00- 12 -(unless we think we need another hour till 1pm?
Location: OAEC 15290 Coleman Valley Rd – 1/2 mile up the hill on the right from the town of Occidental (see directions on www.oaec.org).
We will meet in our meeting room.

The comment deadline is May 1, and we hope to compare notes and coordinate efforts. Please feel free to forward this invitation to other NGO conservation advocates who may want to attend.

A draft agenda follows.

I. Background on the draft Instream Flow Policy
– Contents
– Brief summary of strengths and weaknesses
– How it relates to other regulatory programs
– The "watershed approach" within the policy

II. Potential for improving the policy, or having it weakened by policy opponents

III. Items for NGO comments

IV. Next steps

Mostly Water,
Brock