SACRAMENTO A state
grant program aimed at improving local
watersheds will conduct workshops around
the state in October to discuss the
The workshops will be
held in Merced, La Habra, Anderson,
Oakland and Rancho Cordova (details
Department of Conservation has partnered
with the California Bay Delta Authority
(CALFED) to offer grants primarily in
watersheds that contribute or receive
water from the Bay-Delta System. The
grant program is intended to fund
watershed coordinators for a three-year
period. Funding will be provided through
Proposition 50 beginning in Spring 2004.
The Request for
Proposals (RFP), the formal applications
for grant money, has been released.
Proposals are due November 17. Questions
about the RFP must be received by 5 p.m.
October 24. The RFP is available on the
Web at the following address: http://www.consrv.ca.gov/DLRP/RCD/publications/index.htm.
Questions asked at these workshops will
be compiled, answered and posted to the
This is an expansion
of a $2 million pilot program that in
2000 funded watershed coordinators for
Resource Conservation Districts. The
program is open to qualified locally
based non-profit organizations, special
districts, and local governments.
Proposals must demonstrate a direct
benefit to the watershed and support the
goals and objectives of the CALFED
Watershed Program and at least one other
Please contact Andrew
Rush at (916) 323-4163 or email DOC
staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more
workshops (all will run from 1-5 p.m.):
October 6 USDA
Natural Resources Conservation Service,
2135 Wardrobe Ave., Merced.
October 15 La Habra
Library, 2213 East La Habra Boulevard,
October 17 Western
Shasta Resource Conservation District,
6270 Parallel Road, Anderson.
October 20 Elihu
Harris Building. 1515 Clay St., room 11,
October 21 Rancho
Cordova Community Library, 9845 Folsom
Boulevard, Rancho Cordova.