California State Board of Food and Agriculture Seeking Public Input on California’s Water Future (Meetings in Redding and Fresno)

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture is hosting a series of public forums to allow farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders opportunities to provide input on the California’s Water Future.
 
Public Forums on California’s Water Future
 
Redding – Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge 
820 Sundial Bridge Drive 
Redding, CA 96001
 
Fresno – Thursday, September 5, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Fresno County Farm Bureau 
1274 W. Hedges Ave 
Fresno, CA 93728
 
State agencies are asking Californians to help shape a roadmap for meeting future water needs and ensuring environmental and economic resilience through the 21st century.
 
This effort seeks to broaden California’s approach to water in the face of a range of existing challenges, including unsafe drinking water, major flood risks that threaten public safety, severely depleted groundwater aquifers, agricultural communities coping with uncertain water supplies and native fish populations threatened with extinction.
 
Input from the public will help the Natural Resources Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Food and Agriculture craft recommendations to Governor Gavin Newsom to fulfill his April 29 executive order calling for a suite of actions to build a climate-resilient water system and ensure healthy waterways.
 
To see a calendar of additional events and learn how to provide input directly to the state agency team, please visit WaterResilience.ca.gov.
 
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This article was originally published on July 16, 2019 by California Dept. of Food and Ag Office of Public Affairs at https://plantingseedsblog.cdfa.ca.gov/wordpress/?p=18133.

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