Friday, May 22, 2015
Wednesday, I provided a list of lots of meetings, and one of the meetings I listed will be held on June 2nd. I am following up with more information, since I think that the meeting might well be of interest to many KUSP listeners, and certainly to anyone who cares about Elkhorn Slough.
This workshop on water quality in Elkhorn Slough is free and open to the public, but advance registration is definitely required, and the deadline to register is next Tuesday, May 26th. A link in today’s Land Use Report blog will take you right to the registration page. Point your browser to kusp.org/landuse.
At the workshop, scientific experts will present on water quality monitoring programs, long-term trends, and impacts of water quality issues on the slough. Agricultural experts will present on opportunities and constraints for improving runoff. Slough managers will discuss their work to restore and improve water quality.
The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is one of only twenty-eight National Estuarine Research Reserves, and is a nationally recognized field laboratory for scientific research and estuarine education. On the agenda at the workshop will be “land use patterns in the Elkhorn watershed.” Land use will have a lot to do with the fate of the Reserve.