Vineyard General Permit Outreach Meeting

Date: Fri, Nov 15th 2019, 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Napa County Main Library 580 Coombs Street, Napa, CA
Description:

Attention all winegrape growers in the Sonoma Creek watershed: Farm plans, permit fees, and monitoring are due soon!

The Regional Water Board and the Napa and Sonoma County Farm Bureaus are co-hosting meetings in November and December to provide information about the General Permit’s farm plan, permit fee, and monitoring requirements that come into effect in the spring and summer of 2020.

Outreach Meeting Times and Locations:

November 12 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building

126 First Street West, Sonoma, CA

 

November 15 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Napa County Main Library

580 Coombs Street, Napa, CA

 

December 12 from 9:30 to 11:00 am

Napa County Main Library

580 Coombs Street, Napa, CA

 

December 12 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building

126 First Street West, Sonoma, CA

 

The same information will be presented in each meeting. We encourage farmers to attend one of the meetings to learn more about these requirements and resources available to help you to comply including: a) Farm Bureau coalition groups being established to make compliance with permit fee and monitoring requirements cost effective and straight forward; and

b) Technical assistance programs to help you prepare a farm plan that complies with the permit. 

Questions? Please contact Kevin Cullinen, Project Manager at KCullinen@sonomarcd.org or at (707) 569 -1448 ext 103.

You can also contact Mike Napolitano at michael.napolitano@waterboards.ca.gov or 510-622-2397 or Jim Ponton at james.ponton@waterboards.ca.gov or 510-622-2492.

For more information about the General Permit for Vineyard Properties, please go to our webpage at:

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sanfranciscobay/water_issues/programs/agriculture/vineyard/index.html