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Water Quality and the Elkhorn Slough: A Tour for the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board

This one day, by invitation only tour is designed to increase Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board understanding of the work of partners as they strive to better understand and address water quality concerns around the Elkhorn Slough.

Date

Thursday, August 27, 2015
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Elkhorn Slough Reserve
Watsonville
Lunch will be provided

COST: FREE

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Mr. Dave Feliz
Manager
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Mr. John Haskins
Water Quality Scientist
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Mr. Mark Silberstein
Executive Director
Elkhorn Slough Foundation

Contact

Grey Hayes
grey@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Elkhorn Slough Water Quality, Polluted Runoff

Goal

 

Increase Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board understanding of the work of partners as they strive to better understand and address water quality concerns around the Elkhorn Slough.

 

Objectives

 

Increase participant understanding of:

•        Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and Elkhorn Slough Foundation programs;

•        water quality trends;

•        hydrology of the Elkhorn Slough;

•        partnerships with farmers;

•        actions to reduce water quality impairments, and;

•        Regional Board vision.

 

 

Description

 

Water quality is important for healthy humans, livestock, and wildlife.  Much of California’s fresh water moves through rangelands that are grazed by livestock.  Because of this, the work of ranchers and water quality regulators intersects.  Ranchers aim to maintain economically viable businesses while at the same time being good stewards of the land.  Water quality regulators are tasked with developing and enforcing water quality objectives and implementing plans that will best protect the area's waters while recognizing local differences in climate, topography, geology and hydrology. 

 

This meeting provides an opportunity for these groups, along with others, to develop a more nuanced understanding of each other’s perspectives.  The Central Coast Rangelands Coalition hopes that continued communication between ranchers, regulators, and scientists will lead to improved water quality and quantity flowing through rangelands.

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org