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Farm-to-School Workshop Set for January 24, 2014
Interested in farm-to-school food connections? Are you a grower who wants to expand into this growing market or are you a food service manager interested in providing more local foods for your students?
The Conservancy and Yolo County Department of Agriculture are co-sponsoring a workshop for farmers and school food service professionals who are interested in creating or strengthening the Farm-to-School connection. The workshop is 2:30-6 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2014, at the UC Davis Robert Mondovi Institute for Wine and Food Science, Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater. For more information contact Amanda Bohl at the Conservancy at (916) 376-4022 or please visit the website at: http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c5d622f61de332909d5db9687&id=bc1378e662.
December 18 Subcommittee Meeting CANCELLED.
The Program and Policy Subcommittee meeting set for this Wednesday, December 18 is CANCELLED due to an unanticipated conflict. The meeting will not be rescheduled. The next regularly scheduled meeting for the Subcommittee is February 19, 2014. Please accept the Conservancy’s apologies for an inconvenience this cancellation may have caused.
DELTA CONSERVANCY WINTER E-NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE
THE DELTA CONSERVANCY'S WINTER E-NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Delta Branding and Marketing Project Begins in 2014
- Conservancy Receives Grant for Eco-Atlas Work
- Restoration Framework Developed
- Safe Harbor Agreements Workshops Set
- Delta Dialogues Takes on Governance Issues, Conveyance Alternatives
Delta Restoration Network Presents Draft Delta Restoration Framework
The Delta Restoration Network presented a draft Delta Restoration Framework in November 2013. The Delta Restoration Framework proposes a vision of the technical capabilities and institutional arrangements needed to support a scientifically credible, stakeholder trusted, cost-efficient, and co-equal goal-relevant program for restoration success in the Delta and Suisun Marsh. The Delta Restoration Network, coordinated by the Delta Conservancy, is a voluntary affiliation of agency and stakeholder representatives interested in promoting and coordinating habitat restoration.
Click here for a copy of the framework and related meeting materials.
DELTA CONSERVANCY BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED November 27, 2013
The Delta Conservancy Board meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at the Conservancy offices, 1450 Halyard Dr, West Sacramento.
Click here for agenda and board materials.
DEVELOPING POWERFUL GRANT PROPOSAL WORKSHOP
This two-day workshop will be held October 23 and 24, 2013 at the Delta Conservancy, 1450 Halyard Dr, Suite 6, West Sacramento. Space is limited, please register soon.
Participants will learn strategies to help them develop successful proposals including:
- The critical elements in persuasive proposals
- The vital connection between developing organizational strength and developing effective proposals
- How to move from program planning into marketing proposals
- Strategies for approaching funding sources appropriately
This two-day interactive workshop uses extensive small group discussions, which include generous feedback from the instructor. You may bring your current proposals or ideas for future proposals to discuss. Comments from earlier workshop participants include: “Most helpful was meeting the other participants and working with them to discuss proposals. There is a lot of talent and expertise in this room!”
DELTA CONSERVANCY SUMMER E-NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE
THE DELTA CONSERVANCY'S SUMMER E-NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Delta Dialogues Restart in May
- Lodi Unveils Brand: What Can the Delta Learn?
- Conservancy and Commission Working Together on Delta Marketing Efforts
- Delta Waterway Cleanup a Success
- Big Break: An Entryway in the California Delta
- Three Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Watershed Models for Water Supply and Water Quality
- Conservancy Presents Session at SETAC
Changing Our Perspective: New Ways of Thinking About the Delta - Video Links to Conference Presentations
On October 18th, 2011, the Delta Conservancy and the Water Education Foundation co-hosted their first annual conference. Formally titled "Changing Our Perspective: New Ways of Thinking About the Delta" the daylong conference offered unique ways to approach the complex issues in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Well known strategists Jeff Conklin and Ian Mitroff discussed how the Delta is a "Wicked Problem" and how people often solve the wrong problem very precisely. Dialogue between the two explores different strategies and approaches that can be used not to "fix" the problems in the Delta, but to "manage" the conditions in the Delta to maintain both its local and statewide resources. To view their discussion and to explore the rest of the conference panels please click here