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4th Annual State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium & Tour

Date: Sat. 17 Mar, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

4th Annual State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium & Tour
We’ll hear from local experts on atmospheric rivers, the environmental impacts of commercial cannabis, wildfire risks, Pacific salmonids, and riparian conservation. We’ll also share insights on climate change and what you can do to be a river steward.

Symposium is from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Walking tour of the Olympia well field start at 1:15 PM


Assemblymember Mark Stone: Restoring the San Lorenzo River in the face of climate change, federal deregulation and competing land uses.

Donna Meyers: Principal at Conservation Collaborative, Riparian conservation and protection of San Lorenzo River "beneficial uses".

Michelle Leicester: Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Environmental impacts of commercial cannabis cultivation and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Watershed Enforcement Program.

Amy East: Research Geologist at U.S. Geological Survey, San Lorenzo River response to intensive atmospheric-river activity on the central California coast in 2017.

Rich Sampson: Division Chief of Cal Fire, Santa Cruz–San Mateo Unit, Commercial cannabis cultivation, fire and San Lorenzo River watershed health.

Cisco Lopez: Cannabis cultivator, Demonstrating watershed protection for cannabis cultivation.

Maryna Sedoryk: Fisheries Biologist at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, California Coastal Monitoring Plan: Salmon and Steelhead Population Monitoring in Coastal Santa Cruz and San Mateo County

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Sponsored by the Resource Conservation District, City and County of Santa Cruz, San Loreonzo Valley Water District and the Coastal Watershed Council.

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