2011 Napa County Watershed Symposium

Date: Thu, May 19th 2011, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Yountville Community Center Yountville, CA
Description:

2011 Napa County Watershed Symposium

"Watersheds at a crossroads: recognizing progress and preparing for the future" 

$25 registration fee, lunch and wine reception included

Presented by: Napa County Resource Conservation District, Watershed Information Center and Conservancy of Napa County, Town of Yountville, Napa Green Certified Winery and Napa Green Certified Land, Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Napa County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program, City of Napa Water Division, ESA PWA, Hedgerow Farms, Horizon Water and Environment, MIG, Inc., Philip Williams & Associates, Ltd., Prunuske Chatham, Riechers Spence & Associates, Stillwater Sciences, West Coast Watershed, Winzler & Kelly

Goals of the 2011 Watershed Symposium:

  • Articulate common watershed goals
  • Survey completed and ongoing watershed projects to recognize progress toward watershed goals
  • Identify our watersheds' needs so that we can strategically plan future projects
  • Highlight need to continue collaborative efforts to reach our goals
  • Evaluate sources for funding in the future, and how best to obtain funding for local projects

8:30

Registration begins. Posters and exhibits on display

9:00

Welcome

 

 

Kate Dargan, State Fire Marshall, Retired, Master of Ceremonies

David Graves, Co-founder of Saintsbury Vineyard and Winery, Master of Ceremonies

 

 

Mayor John Dunbar, Town of Yountville

 

 

Supervisor Diane Dillon, Napa County

 

A journey through Napa County’s watersheds, from past to present

 

 

Robin Grossinger, San Francisco Estuary Institute

 

 

Patrick Lowe, Watershed Information Center & Conservancy of Napa County

10:00

Morning session: Recognizing progress

 

Setting goals and tracking progress

 

 

Fraser Shilling, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis

 

On-the-ground approaches to meeting our goals

 

 

Jeremy Sarrow, Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District

 

 

Laura Lewis and Karen Fleming, Harvest Middle School

 

 

Jonathan Koehler, Napa County Resource Conservation District

 

 

Susan Boswell, Napa Valley Vintners and Jeri Gill, Sustainable Napa County

 

 

John Woodbury, Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District

 

Reflecting on progress and identifying needs

12:20

Poster session: Tour of watershed projects

12:40

Lunch

2:00

Afternoon session: Preparing for the future

 

Finding the funding to move forward, a panel discussion

 

 

Steve Kokotas, MIG, Inc.

 

 

Dennis Bowker, Private Consultant

 

 

Robert E. Doyle, East Bay Regional Park District

 

 

Sam Ziegler, US EPA, Region 9

 

 

Rick Thomasser, Napa County Flood Control & Water Conservation District

 

Moving forward together

3:30

Reception with poster viewing