Watershed Conference, Oct 29-30

Healthy Rivers, Happy Fish
Watershed Conference
October 29-30, 2005
$15 per day (includes lunch)
$25 for two days (includes lunch both days)

First Congregational Church
900 High Street, Santa Cruz

Have you ever hiked along your local creek or river and wanted to know more about the fish or the stream itself? Then this conference is for you.

Come learn what makes a fish-friendly, truly healthy river. A host of experts will gather on Saturday to educate and inspire us. On Sunday we'll get out in the field for two hikes along north coast creeks.

We'll learn about obstacles to fish survival from chronic turbidity to lack of water, including fish passage barriers, the importance of large wood in streams and the necessity of sufficient water flows.
Also what we can do to help.

Plus what bugs (macroinvertebrates) can tell us about stream health, how mapping can be used as a restoration tool, and just how many coho and steelhead still swim in our local waters.

This conference is for all community members - landowners, nature lovers, activists, scientists, fishers, foresters and anyone just plain interested in fish and streams. Come join us for healthy rivers and happy fish.

The Honorable Fred Keeley will be our keynote speaker.

Complete schedule attached.
To register:

www.crfm.org or phone: 831-426-1697

This conference made possible courtesy of grants from:
San Lorenzo Valley Water District and
Santa Cruz County Fish & Game Advisory Commission

Jodi Frediani
October 4, 2005