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The Watershed Report: Laguna Watershed Year in Review

Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Laguna Environmental Center
900 Sanford Road (corner of Occidental Rd)
Santa Rosa, California 95401
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Contact: Anita Smith
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Join the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation for this very special Equinox dinner and presentation, and celebrate the start of a new water year! It has been an interesting year in the Laguna watershed with continued dry conditions despite the return of El Niño. Have you ever wondered – Is the drought over yet? Whatever happened with that El Niño we heard so much about? How is our groundwater doing? How did our vernal pools do in the drought? Will this year bring another El Niño? What is being done to ensure that our water use is sustainable? How are the oaks in our watershed impacted by Sudden Oak Death? When are you guys going to get rid of that Ludwigia? Is global warming here yet? How much hotter is it that it used to be? Are our salmon and steelhead recovering from the drought? What is going on with otters in the Laguna? What can I do to help the Laguna and the watershed? Drink beer and eat delicious invasive species and find out the answers to these questions and more! Arrive at 5 p.m. for drinks and hors de oeuvres. The presentation by Dr. Wendy Trowbridge, Director of Restoration and Conservation Program, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunset dinner will begin around 6:30 p.m., followed by dessert and door prizes. Enjoy locally-sourced turkey carnitas (and vegetarian option), salad, and local beer (wine and non-alcoholic drinks available as well). Take a pie to share and get a raffle ticket for great door prizes! Take a pie made from invasive species (e.g., blackberry) and get two tickets! Pre-registration is required.