Listening Session Announced in Yreka

by perry on August 15, 2019

In April 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom directed several state agencies to prepare a water resilience portfolio that meets the needs of California’s communities, economy, and environment through the 21st century. The Natural Resources Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Food and Agriculture are working together now to inventory and assess many aspects of California water and prepare draft recommendations to be delivered to the Governor by the end of 2019.

Details regarding the Public Engagement Listening Session to be held in Yreka are as follows:

 

September 11, 2019

9:00am – 12:00pm

Best Western Miner’s Inn

122 E Miner Street

Yreka, CA 96097

 

Visit www.waterresilience.ca.gov for more information, including a calendar of public meetings around the state.

Email your ideas to input@waterresilience.ca.gov. Let us know what actions you think the state should take now to help communities and ecosystems thrive even as the climate warms and population grows in coming decades.

A few things to consider:

  • How can California take better advantage of the ways wetlands, forests, floodplains, and other natural infrastructure help clean water, recharge aquifers, dampen floods, and provide other services?
  • What are some ways to overcome the barriers that keep governments from working together for the greater good along the waterways they share?
  • What can the state do now to better protect fish and wildlife in the next inevitable drought?
  • How can state government align itself to better support the local governments that do most of the work of providing water and wastewater services?

 

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