Calendar notes: CVPIA Workplans for fiscal year 2017; Southern California Water Committee Quarterly Luncheon; Brown bag seminar on microplastic contamination in the SF Bay

July 22: Central Valley Project Improvement Act Annual Work Plans for Fiscal Year 2017 – Public Meeting and Open House

usfw-us-fish-wildlife_logoReclamation The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold a public meeting and open house to present and solicit comments on the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Annual Work Plans for Fiscal Year 2017. The CVPIA mandates changes in management of the Central Valley Project, particularly for the protection, restoration and enhancement of fish and wildlife.

The event will be held in Sacramento on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Main Conference Room (Enter at Cafeteria), #1001; 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA  95825

The public meeting and open house will include an overview of CVPIA actions, interactive poster and individual program and project managers will be available to answer any additional questions.

The proposed agenda is as follows:

  • 9:00 a.m.   Welcome and Overview of the 2017 CVP Restoration Fund
  • 9:15 a.m.   Fisheries Program Overview
  • 9:30 a.m.   Long-Term Fish Monitoring
  • 9:45 a.m.   Refuge Program Overview
  • 10:00 a.m. Open House – Poster Session
  • 11:30 a.m. Oral Comments
  • 12:00 p.m. Closing Comments and Adjourn

A public draft of the work plans is available. If you would like an electronic copy, please contact Shelly Latham at 916-978-5260 or email Please submit comments by close of business Monday, August 10, 2016, to Latham, 2800 Cottage Way (MP-410), Sacramento, CA 95825 or by email to

July 22: Southern California Water Committee Quarterly Luncheon

scwc logoJoin the Southern California Water Committee in Long Beach for their quarterly luncheon on Friday, July 22nd from 12pm to 2pm.  The presentation will be a panel on regional water supply reliability featuring panelists from the Metropolitan Water District, Santa Margarita Water District, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, and the West Basin Municipal Water District.

Click here to register.


July 28 Webinar: Microplastic Contamination in the San Francisco Bay

SWRCB logo water boardsState Water Resources Control Board will be sponsoring a brown bag seminar on microplastic contamination in the San Francisco Bay.

Dr. Rebecca Sutton, a senior scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute will discuss how microplastic, tiny particles of plastic smaller than 5 mm, are contaminants of emerging concern in aquatic environments around the world. Beauty products with microbeads, synthetic clothing, plastic bags, polystyrene foam packaging, and disposable plastic items can all contribute to microplastic pollution.

Dr. Sutton will elaborate on how the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Bay first detected the particles in the Bay and is now developing a monitoring and science strategy to address the problem. Her seminar will be held at the Cal EPA Building in Sacramento and will also be available via webcast.

To view the informational flyer, please click here.

For more information, please click here.

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