Napa River Watershed
Mark Nechodom Keynote
Afternoon Project Tour

2013 Watershed Symposium

Sustaining a Watershed -

Acknowledging local efforts to Steward Resources for Future Generations 

A big THANKS to the over 100 people who attended and participated in 2013 Symposium, including the 27 watershed groups, agencies, consultants and practitioners who participated in the Virtual Watershed Whirlwind Tour.

Download Symposium documents and presentations:

Materials Packet - Includes agenda, list of participants and participant contact information

Keynote address - presentation did not include slides

Engaging Urban Populations in Resource Stewardship

Resource Stewardship in Vineyards

Stewarding Open Space and Public Lands

Protecting Waterways and Populations

Watershed Whirlwind Tour

Afternoon Tour Description

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Watershed Information Center and Conservancy of Napa County
Napa County Resource Conservation District
Napa County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program 
Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
City of Napa Water Division
Horizon Water and Environment
Hedgerow Farms
Napa County Farm Bureau


8:30 Registration, poster and exhibit viewing  
9:00 Welcome  
  Barry Martin, Master of Ceremonies, Community Outreach Coordinator, City of Napa  
  Honorable Brad Wagenknecht Supervisor, Napa County  
9:10 Keynote address: Thinking Like a Watershed: from arteries to capillaries to muscles to work!  
  Mark Nechodom, Director, California Department of Conservation  
9:40 Morning Session: Making Progress in Stewarding Resources on All Fronts  
  Engaging urban populations in resource stewardship - Steve Lederer, Napa County Public Works Department  
10:00 Resource stewardship in vineyards - Mitchell Klug, Napa County Resource Conservation District  
10:20 Stewarding open space and public land - John Woodbury, Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District  
11:00 Protecting waterways and populations - Rick Thomasser, Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District  
11:20 Watershed Whirlwind Tour: Virtual County-wide Tour of Projects  
12:00 Lunch and exhibits in lobby  
1:30 Afternoon Tour: Firsthand Look at Resource Protection and Preservation  
  Featuring three restoration projects:  
  Napa River Rutherford Reach Restoration Project – Gretchen Hayes  
  Napa River Flood Control in Downtown Napa – Julie Lucido  
  Napa-Sonoma Marsh Restoration Project - Karen Taylor and Veronica Pruitt  
  Bus 1 hosted by Shaun Horne, Napa County Flood Control and Water Conervation District  
  Bus 2 hosted by Phil Miller, Napa County Public Works Department  
5:00 No Host Social at Oxbow Market