Monday, August 13, 2007

Presentation to California Ag Leadership Program

California Ag Leadership Program

Presentation on the Matilija Dam removal

Thursday, August 9 at the United Water Conservation District office in Santa Paula

"California Ag Leadership Program organizes an annual DC Exchange Program where policy makers from Washington are toured for a week in California agriculture and exposed to regional issues. Of the 20 persons selected by Alumni interviews in Washington there are included A Senior Scientist and Technology Manager of Interior's U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Other Interior, USDA, EPA and Congressional appropriations staff."

I was privileged to make a 20 minute presentation on the Matilija Dam removal. Other presenters spoke about United and the Freeman Diversion, the chloride contamination of the Santa Clara River and the Ag Waiver non-point source runoff regulations.

Upon request, I am sending an information packet including my powerpoint presentation, videos, and newsletters to a staff member U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations.