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Watershed Day at Capitol Cancelled!

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
legislation.

California Watershed Network regrets the late notice in postponing
our sixth legislative education day conference. We look forward to
seeing you this summer!

Stay tuned for the new date and updated information at:
www.watershednetwork.org