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2023 State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium

March 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium 2023

The State of the San Lorenzo River 2023 Symposium & Tour

A Tale of Two Rivers: The past, present, and future of ‘Atmospheric Rivers’ and other climate events in the San Lorenzo River Watershed

March 18th, 2023, 9am – noon, followed by a Coastal Watershed Council walking tour of community-led habitat enhancement efforts along the Santa Cruz Riverwalk
London Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060


8:30 Doors open: Opportunity to browse tables, light refreshments provided

9:00 Welcome: Lisa Lurie, Executive Director – Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County

Opening Remarks: Fred Keeley, Mayor of Santa Cruz (policy perspective on SLR restoration)

Gary Griggs, Ph.D, Distinguished Professor or Earth Sciences – UC Santa Cruz (extreme weather and historical flooding effects)

David Revell, Ph.D, Principal Coastal Geomorphologist – Integral Consulting (SLR lagoon flood control structure)

Louis White, Principal Coastal Engineer – ESA (SLR lagoon sea level/salinity) BREAK

Kristen Kittleson, Fisheries Resource Planner – County of Santa Cruz ( large woody debris projects and winter storm response)

Zeke Bean, Water Resources Planner – City of Santa Cruz and Carly Blanchard, Environmental Programs Manager – SLV Water District (Drinking Water Watershed Sanitary Survey)

Ryan Bassett, Water Resources Supervisor – City of Santa Cruz (6PPD-quinone impact on SLR fisheries)

Tour: Kaiya Giuliano-Monroy, River Ecologist – Coastal Watershed Council

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March 18, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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City of Santa Cruz Water Department
Coastal Watershed Council
County of Santa Cruz
Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County
San Lorenzo Valley Water District