Workshop 3: Managing Groundwater: How Can We Prepare for an Uncertain Future?

Scotts Valley residents are encouraged to attend the Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Educational Workshops being held on 2nd Saturdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Felton Community Hall. 

This community meeting, “Managing Groundwater:  How Can We Prepare for an Uncertain Future will focus on the history and future of water management projects in the Basin and surrounding areas.  It will address potential climate change impacts, conjunctive use ideas and associated ways that Basin communities can share resources and protect their interests. The meeting will include a keynote speaker; break-out sessions where participants can engage with each other, water management staff and elected leaders; informational displays; and an expert panel discussion.

Date:  March 9, 2019
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The doors open at 8:30 a.m. - come early to enjoy coffee, bagels, and informative displays.
Location:  Felton Community Hall, 61941 Hwy 9, Felton, CA
Notice of Posting

The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency, formed in 2017 to comply with California’s new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, today announced it will host a three-part educational workshop beginning in January to engage and inform all people who rely on the water supply from the Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin. The Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin is the major water source for communities in the San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, the City of Santa Cruz and unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County. Education workshop topics will include water supply, land development, and population growth, groundwater and surface water management, and climate change.

The workshops are free to attend. Preregistration is encouraged.   Register for the workshop now!

The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency (SMGWA) is a joint powers authority comprised of the San Lorenzo Valley Water District, Scotts Valley Water District and the County of Santa Cruz, to oversee the groundwater management activities in the Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin in Santa Cruz County, California. The agency was established in 2017. The Board of Directors of the SMGWA includes two board members from each of the member agencies, one from the City of Scotts Valley, one from the City of Santa Cruz, one from the Mount Hermon Association Community Water System and two well owner representatives.

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