Laura King Moon, Chief Deputy Director of Water Resources, passes away after battle with cancer

This memo from Mark Cowin, Director of the Department of Water Resources: DWR Director Mark Cowin writes, “It is with deep personal sorrow that I notify you of the death of Laura King Moon. Laura passed away this morning after a courageous battle with cancer. Laura served as Chief Deputy Director for the Department of Water Resources since September 2013. […]

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Zeke Grader, Champion of West Coast Fisheries and Fishermen, Dies

The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations and the Institute for Fisheries Resources notes the sad news of the passing of Zeke Grader: William F. “Zeke” Grader, Jr., the former executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations and the Institute for Fisheries Resources, and a fierce advocate for wild fish and the men and women who harvest […]

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Felicia Marcus reappointed to the State Water Resources Control Board

From the Governor’s office: Felicia Marcus, 58, of Emeryville, has been reappointed member and chair of the California State Water Resources Control Board, where she has served since 2012. She was a member of the Delta Stewardship Council from 2010 to 2012 and western director at the Natural Resources Defense Council from 2008 to 2012. Marcus was executive vice president […]

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Craig Wilson, the first Delta watermaster, reflects on his four years in office

Just last week, the State Water Resources Control Board appointed Michael George to be the new Delta Watermaster.  He’ll be filling the shoes of Criag Wilson, who was appointed in 2010 to be the state’s first Delta Watermaster, a position that was established by the 2009 Delta Reform Act. On a recent trip to Sacramento, I sat down with Mr. […]

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This just in … Speaker Toni G. Atkins Appoints Aja Brown to the Delta Stewardship Council

From the website of Speaker Toni Atkins: Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins has (D-San Diego) today announced the appointment of Aja Brown to the Delta Stewardship Council. Aja Brown currently serves as the Mayor of Compton, where she has implemented economic, social, and wellness empowerment initiatives, attracted vital resources and partnerships, and established a strategic plan for guided growth. Brown […]

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News worth noting: Senate confirms Fran Spivy-Weber to the State Water Board

Apparently, I left one out, so let’s remedy that. From the State Water Resources Control Board: “Today, the State Senate voted to confirm Frances Spivy-Weber as a member of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), following the January 8 recommendation by the Senate Rules Committee that she serve on the board.  On March 13, 2013, Governor Edmund […]

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News worth noting: D’Adamo and Dudoc confirmed to State Water Board; Retiring George Miller praised

State Senate confirms Dorene D’Adamo as a member of the State Water Resources Control Board:  “Today, the State Senate voted to confirm Dorene D’Adamo as a member of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), following the January 8 recommendation by the Senate Rules Committee that she serve on the board. On March 13, 2013, Governor Edmund G. […]

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This just in … Phil Isenberg to step down as Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council

The Delta Stewardship Council will elect new leadership at its January meeting. Phil Isenberg, who has headed up the Council for the past four years, has reached the statutory limit of four years as mandated by the Delta Reform Act, and so the Council will be selecting a new Chair and Vice-Chair when the Council meets next on January 23rd.  […]

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Jerry Meral joins Natural Heritage Institute

Received via email: Dr. Jerry Meral, who directed the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) for Governor Jerry Brown, has joined the Natural Heritage Institute as Director of the California Water Program. Dr. Meral served as Deputy Director of the California Department of Water Resources from 1975 to 1983, Executive Director of the Planning and Conservation League from 1983 to 2010, […]

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This just in … Deputy Secretary Jerry Meral announces retirement at the end of the month

Deputy Secretary Jerry Meral has announced his retirement from the California Natural Resources Agency at the end of the month in a letter addressed to Governor Brown. Jerry Meral has served as the deputy secretary for nearly three years,charged with the difficult task of guiding the efforts to complete of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. Through the years, he has […]

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