November 28, 2017

November 29, 2017
Comments Due December 22 on The Groundwater-Surface Water Model The State Water Resources Control Board is soliciting comments on its Draft Study Plan for the Development of an Integrated Groundwater-Surface Water Model of the Ventura River Watershed. You can download the draft study plan from their website here. Technical comments should be sent to Kevin DeLano via email ( by December 22, 2017. If you would like to set-up a phone call to discuss this project with Water Boards staff, please contact Kevin DeLano at 916-319-0631. For additional information on the Instream Flow Unit’s work under the California Water Action Plan and related efforts please visit their website. You can also click here to subscribe to the Division of Water Rights email subscription for the “California Water Action Plan/Statewide Instream Flows” to get future emails directly from the State. Grant Opportunity: Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration  The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), in cooperation with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDA Forrest Service (USFS) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), FedEd and Southern Company are currently soliciting applications for the 2018 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration program. The program will award approximately $2 million in grants nationwide. Full proposals are due January 31, 2018. More information can be found on the NFWF's website. Eligible projects include a variety of ecological improvements along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship. Ecological improvements may include one or more of the following: wetland, riparian and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation, community tree canopy enhancement, water quality monitoring and stormwater management. Projects should also increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards and engage local communities, particularly underserved communities, in project planning, outreach and implementation.   Save the Date: The next Watershed Council meeting will be Thursday, January 4, 2018
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