NAPA/SONOMA COUNTY: Upcoming meetings to help farmers successfully comply with the general permit

From the State Water Board:

The 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 1100 am to 1230 pm
Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building
126 First Street West, Sonoma, CA

November 15 from 930 am to 1100 am
Napa County Main Library
580 Coombs Street, Napa, CA

December 12 from 930 to 1100 am
Napa County Main Library
580 Coombs Street, Napa, CA

December 12 from 200 pm to 330 pm
Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building
126 First Street West, Sonoma, CA

The same information will be presented in each meeting.  These meetings are open to all interested parties.  We strongly recommend that farmers with properties enrolled in the permit attend one of the meetings to learn more about these requirements and resources available to facilitate compliance including:

  1. a) Farm Bureau coalition groups being established to make compliance with permit fee and monitoring requirements cost effective and straight forward; and
  1. b) Technical assistance programs to help you prepare a farm plan that complies with the permit.

For more information, please 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

 

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