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A unique opportunity to watch the new film, “Gather,” prior to its public debut! With registration, you will have a 96 hour window to watch the film.

On Tuesday, September 8, join FAO North America for a panel discussion with the film director and featured Indigenous figures from the film. Panelists will share their insights on the timely and critical nature of Indigenous peoples’ knowledge, languages, cultures, innovation and leadership as Native communities build up their traditional food systems across North America.

By registering, you submit your information to the webinar organizer, who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and other sessions.

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Tues., Sept. 8, 2020, 10:00 a.m. PT – How to Prevent Pollution and Save Money from Water and Wastewater at Tribal Businesses: Assessments, Planning, Best Practices, and Case Studies: Water and wastewater consumed and generated by tribal businesses, governments, and other organizations can be expensive to acquire and manage. Decreasing fresh water supply is also a major threat to many tribal communities and ineffective water and wastewater management can threaten human health and harm the environment. In this 90-minute webinar, water resource experts will describe how tribal businesses and organizations can assess water and wastewater at their facilities and develop action plans to take advantage of opportunities to reduce water consumption and wastewater generation, minimize human health and environmental impacts, and save money. The Tribal P2 Action Team will also share information about water-related P2 activities occurring at Pala and San Pasqual tribal businesses.

For individuals that may be new to IRWM, the IRWM Roundtable of Regions is hosting a FREE “Pre-Summit Orientation” on Thursday, September 10th from 10 – 11:30 a.m. with a Tribal Session to follow from 11:30 – 12:15.

Pre-Summit Orientation: What is Integrated Regional Water Management?

As a preview to the Statewide Virtual Summit, “Ensuring
Equitable Engagement in Regional Water Planning,” scheduled
for October 8th, 13th and 14th, the IRWM Roundtable of
Regions invites you to join us to learn:

 What is Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM)
 What are the benefits of regional planning
 Who should participate in IRWM
 The value of participating in your regions’s IRWM
 What is the IRWM Roundtable of Regions
 What is the Disadvantaged Communities Working Group

Hear success stories from representatives of 3 regions on the
benefits, successes, and challenges of participating in their
region’s IRWM.

Who Should Attend?
 Community Members
 Tribal Representatives
 Water and Wastewater Service Providers
 Local and State Elected Officials
 State Agencies
 Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
 Anyone interested in regional water management

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Thurs., Sept. 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m. PT – Landscaping Strategies for Saving Water and Money at Tribal Businesses: Vital water resources are being depleted at a faster rate than ever before and water costs are surging. In this 90-minute roundtable discussion, water resource experts and roundtable participants will explore and discuss landscaping strategies, best practices, and challenges for tribal businesses, governments, and other organizations seeking to reduce water use and costs, particularly including golf courses, resorts, parks, and agricultural operations.

Small-acreage landowners and small to large agricultural operations are encouraged to register for this free webinar to learn about fire impacts on oak woodlands, rangelands, orchards and vineyards, in addition to restoration and erosion control options and financial assistance programs.

Priority will be given to those in counties affected by the LNU fire.

Planned topics to be presented by natural resource professionals:
 Navigating the agency alphabet soup for disaster assistance
 Understanding wildland fire impacts
 Impact of fire on oak woodlands, what to expect and what to do
 Impact of fire on rangelands, what to expect and what to do
 Impact of fire on orchard trees, what to expect and what to do
 Impact of fire on vineyards and wine grapes, what to expect and what to do
 Erosion risks and mitigation measures
 USDA disaster programs and how to apply
 Q&A

Contact for More Information

Email UC ANR Program Support at [log in to unmask] or call 530-750-1361

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California Water Justice and Tribal Advocates Announce Week of Action “Mobilizing for Water Justice in California” Webinar Series for Sept 14-18.

All of California- The organizers of the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Speakers Series are hosting a new webinar series aimed at taking action against environmental racism and for water justice in California. Humboldt State University Native American Studies and Save California Salmon are organizing the “Mobilizing for Water Justice in California” Webinar Series on Sept. 14-18 at 3:30 p.m.

The series will focus on taking action for issues related to water diversions and dams on Native lands, water privatization, environmental racism and access to clean water. Webinars will be an hour long and will include an overview of a water injustice and an opportunity to take action.

“This webinar series is the antithesis of Governor Newsom’s Water Portfolio. We all know that there is serious environmental racism and classism when it comes to water in California,” said Regina Chichizola of Save California Salmon. “Often billionaires’ nut crops get clean water from Northern Rivers, while the communities of farmworkers next to the fields lack clean water. This series is dedicated to creating an equitable water future in California and building solidarity and power for the have-nots, and protectors, in California water.”

Chichizola went on to say that participants will be taking action on timely issues such as access to public comment opportunities during COVID-19, taking down the Klamath dams and fighting the Shasta dam raise. The new action oriented series comes on the heels of the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California 3 month long webinar series and certification program, which focused on Native American education, food, culture, family and health issues that related to water protection and action in Northern California. Thousands of people engaged in this series. Those webinars can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC815CVI554HLumVf5bRDN_Q or californiasalmon.org. HSU NAS and Save California are also hosting the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Symposium on Sept. 25th. Registration is at: https://www.californiasalmon.org/

“A lot of people want to know what they can do to help support the people who are doing this work in our communities and on the ground.” explained Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy. “This series is focused on direct action and finding meaningful ways, even during this time of COVD, so that we can show our collective power and focus our energies in a way that can make a difference. When we talk about what water protection looks like now, it’s important that we realize we are more powerful when we work together and that we still have many ways that we can help to highlight the important work of advocating for the health of our waters, fish, and communities.”

That Online Week of ACTION for California Water Justice schedule is:

September 14th – Step 1: Dismantle Environmental Racism

September 15th – Step 2: Learn Where Your Water Comes From

September 16th – Step 3: Fight for Clean Water

September 17th – Step 4: Halt Water Privatization

September 18th – Step 5: Undam the Klamath

The public can register at: tinyurl.com/Mobilize4Water or follow at the hashtags #WaterJustice #StopEnvironmentalRacism for the series or on issue specific hashtags: #BuffettDamsKill #Un-DamtheKlamath #NoDamRaise #safewaterforall #NoDeltaTunnel. More info is at https://www.californiasalmon.org/ @Calisalmon on Twitter and California Rivers on Instagram.

For more information contact: Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy, Humboldt State University, Native American Studies Department Chair (858) 740-4544 [log in to unmask]

Regina Chichizola, Save California Salmon (541) 951-0126 [log in to unmask]

California Water Justice and Tribal Advocates Announce Week of Action “Mobilizing for Water Justice in California” Webinar Series for Sept 14-18.

All of California- The organizers of the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Speakers Series are hosting a new webinar series aimed at taking action against environmental racism and for water justice in California. Humboldt State University Native American Studies and Save California Salmon are organizing the “Mobilizing for Water Justice in California” Webinar Series on Sept. 14-18 at 3:30 p.m.

The series will focus on taking action for issues related to water diversions and dams on Native lands, water privatization, environmental racism and access to clean water. Webinars will be an hour long and will include an overview of a water injustice and an opportunity to take action.

“This webinar series is the antithesis of Governor Newsom’s Water Portfolio. We all know that there is serious environmental racism and classism when it comes to water in California,” said Regina Chichizola of Save California Salmon. “Often billionaires’ nut crops get clean water from Northern Rivers, while the communities of farmworkers next to the fields lack clean water. This series is dedicated to creating an equitable water future in California and building solidarity and power for the have-nots, and protectors, in California water.”

Chichizola went on to say that participants will be taking action on timely issues such as access to public comment opportunities during COVID-19, taking down the Klamath dams and fighting the Shasta dam raise. The new action oriented series comes on the heels of the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California 3 month long webinar series and certification program, which focused on Native American education, food, culture, family and health issues that related to water protection and action in Northern California. Thousands of people engaged in this series. Those webinars can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC815CVI554HLumVf5bRDN_Q or californiasalmon.org. HSU NAS and Save California are also hosting the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Symposium on Sept. 25th. Registration is at: https://www.californiasalmon.org/

“A lot of people want to know what they can do to help support the people who are doing this work in our communities and on the ground.” explained Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy. “This series is focused on direct action and finding meaningful ways, even during this time of COVD, so that we can show our collective power and focus our energies in a way that can make a difference. When we talk about what water protection looks like now, it’s important that we realize we are more powerful when we work together and that we still have many ways that we can help to highlight the important work of advocating for the health of our waters, fish, and communities.”

That Online Week of ACTION for California Water Justice schedule is:

September 14th – Step 1: Dismantle Environmental Racism

September 15th – Step 2: Learn Where Your Water Comes From

September 16th – Step 3: Fight for Clean Water

September 17th – Step 4: Halt Water Privatization

September 18th – Step 5: Undam the Klamath

The public can register at: tinyurl.com/Mobilize4Water or follow at the hashtags #WaterJustice #StopEnvironmentalRacism for the series or on issue specific hashtags: #BuffettDamsKill #Un-DamtheKlamath #NoDamRaise #safewaterforall #NoDeltaTunnel. More info is at https://www.californiasalmon.org/ @Calisalmon on Twitter and California Rivers on Instagram.

For more information contact: Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy, Humboldt State University, Native American Studies Department Chair (858) 740-4544 [log in to unmask]

Regina Chichizola, Save California Salmon (541) 951-0126 [log in to unmask]

California’s watershed systems play a critical role in delivering vital water suppli​es throughout the state. Because watersheds vary greatly across different geographies of the state, regionally tailored watershed management efforts are necessary for success. Watershed coordinators play an important role increasing watershed health. ​​​​​

A watershed coordinator is a position that the state funds for a local government or non-profit to work with local stakeholders and downstream beneficiaries. The purpose is to develop plans and projects to improve watershed health, and to achieve state and local natural resources goals. Their work is centered around the ability to leverage local relationships and understandings, to build broad and trusting coalitions across a watershed and to cultivate a shared vision of progress. Key state policy goals that watershed coordinators help to ​achieve include:

Water Supply and Quality​​​​​
Outdoor Access
Forest Health and Fire Prevention
Carbon Sequestration
Biodiversity and Species Recovery
Environmental Education
Biodiversity
Climate Resiliency

For more information, please hit the read more button to be redirected to the Department of Conservation website.

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Tues., Sept. 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m. PT – How to Prevent Pollution and Save Money from Energy Use at Tribal Businesses: Assessments, Planning, Best Practices, and Case Studies: Energy use by tribal businesses, governments, and other organizations is expensive and the costs of traditional energy supplies continues to increase. Depending on the fuel source, energy use can also harm the environment and human health locally, nationally, and on a global scale. In this 90-minute webinar, energy experts will describe how tribal businesses and organizations can assess energy use and management at their facilities and develop action plans to take advantage of opportunities to reduce consumption, switch to cleaner sources, minimize human health and environmental impacts, and save money. The Tribal P2 Action Team will also share information about energy related P2 activities occurring at Pala and San Pasqual tribal businesses.

California Water Justice and Tribal Advocates Announce Week of Action “Mobilizing for Water Justice in California” Webinar Series for Sept 14-18.

All of California- The organizers of the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Speakers Series are hosting a new webinar series aimed at taking action against environmental racism and for water justice in California. Humboldt State University Native American Studies and Save California Salmon are organizing the “Mobilizing for Water Justice in California” Webinar Series on Sept. 14-18 at 3:30 p.m.

The series will focus on taking action for issues related to water diversions and dams on Native lands, water privatization, environmental racism and access to clean water. Webinars will be an hour long and will include an overview of a water injustice and an opportunity to take action.

“This webinar series is the antithesis of Governor Newsom’s Water Portfolio. We all know that there is serious environmental racism and classism when it comes to water in California,” said Regina Chichizola of Save California Salmon. “Often billionaires’ nut crops get clean water from Northern Rivers, while the communities of farmworkers next to the fields lack clean water. This series is dedicated to creating an equitable water future in California and building solidarity and power for the have-nots, and protectors, in California water.”

Chichizola went on to say that participants will be taking action on timely issues such as access to public comment opportunities during COVID-19, taking down the Klamath dams and fighting the Shasta dam raise. The new action oriented series comes on the heels of the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California 3 month long webinar series and certification program, which focused on Native American education, food, culture, family and health issues that related to water protection and action in Northern California. Thousands of people engaged in this series. Those webinars can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC815CVI554HLumVf5bRDN_Q or californiasalmon.org. HSU NAS and Save California are also hosting the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Symposium on Sept. 25th. Registration is at: https://www.californiasalmon.org/

“A lot of people want to know what they can do to help support the people who are doing this work in our communities and on the ground.” explained Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy. “This series is focused on direct action and finding meaningful ways, even during this time of COVD, so that we can show our collective power and focus our energies in a way that can make a difference. When we talk about what water protection looks like now, it’s important that we realize we are more powerful when we work together and that we still have many ways that we can help to highlight the important work of advocating for the health of our waters, fish, and communities.”

That Online Week of ACTION for California Water Justice schedule is:

September 14th – Step 1: Dismantle Environmental Racism

September 15th – Step 2: Learn Where Your Water Comes From

September 16th – Step 3: Fight for Clean Water

September 17th – Step 4: Halt Water Privatization

September 18th – Step 5: Undam the Klamath

The public can register at: tinyurl.com/Mobilize4Water or follow at the hashtags #WaterJustice #StopEnvironmentalRacism for the series or on issue specific hashtags: #BuffettDamsKill #Un-DamtheKlamath #NoDamRaise #safewaterforall #NoDeltaTunnel. More info is at https://www.californiasalmon.org/ @Calisalmon on Twitter and California Rivers on Instagram.

For more information contact: Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy, Humboldt State University, Native American Studies Department Chair (858) 740-4544 [log in to unmask]

Regina Chichizola, Save California Salmon (541) 951-0126 [log in to unmask]

The California Natural Resources Agency will be accepting proposals for the Youth Community Access Grant Program from July 14th, 2020 to September 16th, 2020 at 5:00 PM via the System for Online Application Review (SOAR). The program, funded by Proposition 64, seeks projects that support youth access to natural or cultural resources with a focus on low-income and disadvantaged communities including, but not limited to, community education and recreational amenities to support youth substance use prevention and early intervention.

INTRODUCTION

California voters passed the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64) on November 8, 2016. Proposition 64 created the Youth Education, Prevention, Early Intervention and Treatment Account (YEPEITA) whereby the State Controller deposits 60 percent (60%) of the marijuana tax for programs that emphasize accurate education, effective prevention, early intervention, school retention, and timely treatment services for youth, their families and caregivers.

In 2019, the Legislature appropriated $5.7 million to the California Natural Resources Agency (the State) for competitive grants to support youth access to natural or cultural resources with a focus on low-income and disadvantaged communities including, but not limited to, community education and recreational amenities to support youth substance use prevention and early intervention.

Research demonstrates the connection between the outdoors and the physical, emotional, and mental success of young people. From camp experiences to urban parks, being in nature reduces stress, builds confidence, promotes creativity, encourages exercise, and teaches responsibility. Each of these aspects, in addition to others, contribute to a young person’s health and well-being, including substance use prevention.

In accordance with Proposition 64 and the research discussed above, the Youth Community Access Grant Program will focus awards on communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies, also known as the War on Drugs, as well as other underserved communities.

Funding Allocation

Approximately $5.7 million is available for Youth Community Access projects.

Grant Amounts

The maximum award for an individual project is $300,000. The minimum award amount is $25,000.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants include local, state and federal agencies; nonprofit organizations; federally-recognized Native American tribes; or non-federally-recognized California Native American tribes listed on the California Tribal Consultation List maintained by the Native American Heritage Commission.

For more information, please hit the read more button below to be redirected to the California Natural Resources Agency’s website where the information is housed.

California Water Justice and Tribal Advocates Announce Week of Action “Mobilizing for Water Justice in California” Webinar Series for Sept 14-18.

All of California- The organizers of the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Speakers Series are hosting a new webinar series aimed at taking action against environmental racism and for water justice in California. Humboldt State University Native American Studies and Save California Salmon are organizing the “Mobilizing for Water Justice in California” Webinar Series on Sept. 14-18 at 3:30 p.m.

The series will focus on taking action for issues related to water diversions and dams on Native lands, water privatization, environmental racism and access to clean water. Webinars will be an hour long and will include an overview of a water injustice and an opportunity to take action.

“This webinar series is the antithesis of Governor Newsom’s Water Portfolio. We all know that there is serious environmental racism and classism when it comes to water in California,” said Regina Chichizola of Save California Salmon. “Often billionaires’ nut crops get clean water from Northern Rivers, while the communities of farmworkers next to the fields lack clean water. This series is dedicated to creating an equitable water future in California and building solidarity and power for the have-nots, and protectors, in California water.”

Chichizola went on to say that participants will be taking action on timely issues such as access to public comment opportunities during COVID-19, taking down the Klamath dams and fighting the Shasta dam raise. The new action oriented series comes on the heels of the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California 3 month long webinar series and certification program, which focused on Native American education, food, culture, family and health issues that related to water protection and action in Northern California. Thousands of people engaged in this series. Those webinars can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC815CVI554HLumVf5bRDN_Q or californiasalmon.org. HSU NAS and Save California are also hosting the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Symposium on Sept. 25th. Registration is at: https://www.californiasalmon.org/

“A lot of people want to know what they can do to help support the people who are doing this work in our communities and on the ground.” explained Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy. “This series is focused on direct action and finding meaningful ways, even during this time of COVD, so that we can show our collective power and focus our energies in a way that can make a difference. When we talk about what water protection looks like now, it’s important that we realize we are more powerful when we work together and that we still have many ways that we can help to highlight the important work of advocating for the health of our waters, fish, and communities.”

That Online Week of ACTION for California Water Justice schedule is:

September 14th – Step 1: Dismantle Environmental Racism

September 15th – Step 2: Learn Where Your Water Comes From

September 16th – Step 3: Fight for Clean Water

September 17th – Step 4: Halt Water Privatization

September 18th – Step 5: Undam the Klamath

The public can register at: tinyurl.com/Mobilize4Water or follow at the hashtags #WaterJustice #StopEnvironmentalRacism for the series or on issue specific hashtags: #BuffettDamsKill #Un-DamtheKlamath #NoDamRaise #safewaterforall #NoDeltaTunnel. More info is at https://www.californiasalmon.org/ @Calisalmon on Twitter and California Rivers on Instagram.

For more information contact: Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy, Humboldt State University, Native American Studies Department Chair (858) 740-4544 [log in to unmask]

Regina Chichizola, Save California Salmon (541) 951-0126 [log in to unmask]

Thurs., Sept. 17, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. PT – Reducing Pollution and Costs with Energy Storage at Tribal Businesses: Energy storage technologies are taking center stage as tribal businesses, governments, and other organizations seek to improve their self-reliance and resiliency against utility outages. Energy storage also can be used to prevent pollution and save money, and incentives currently available for some projects make storage investments more affordable than ever. In this 90-minute roundtable discussion, experts and roundtable participants will explore and discuss: energy storage technology options; pairing energy storage with renewables and microgrids; storage strategies; funding opportunities; and challenges for tribes in considering energy storage projects to reduce pollution and costs while increasing resiliency and self-reliance.

California Water Justice and Tribal Advocates Announce Week of Action “Mobilizing for Water Justice in California” Webinar Series for Sept 14-18.

All of California- The organizers of the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Speakers Series are hosting a new webinar series aimed at taking action against environmental racism and for water justice in California. Humboldt State University Native American Studies and Save California Salmon are organizing the “Mobilizing for Water Justice in California” Webinar Series on Sept. 14-18 at 3:30 p.m.

The series will focus on taking action for issues related to water diversions and dams on Native lands, water privatization, environmental racism and access to clean water. Webinars will be an hour long and will include an overview of a water injustice and an opportunity to take action.

“This webinar series is the antithesis of Governor Newsom’s Water Portfolio. We all know that there is serious environmental racism and classism when it comes to water in California,” said Regina Chichizola of Save California Salmon. “Often billionaires’ nut crops get clean water from Northern Rivers, while the communities of farmworkers next to the fields lack clean water. This series is dedicated to creating an equitable water future in California and building solidarity and power for the have-nots, and protectors, in California water.”

Chichizola went on to say that participants will be taking action on timely issues such as access to public comment opportunities during COVID-19, taking down the Klamath dams and fighting the Shasta dam raise. The new action oriented series comes on the heels of the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California 3 month long webinar series and certification program, which focused on Native American education, food, culture, family and health issues that related to water protection and action in Northern California. Thousands of people engaged in this series. Those webinars can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC815CVI554HLumVf5bRDN_Q or californiasalmon.org. HSU NAS and Save California are also hosting the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Symposium on Sept. 25th. Registration is at: https://www.californiasalmon.org/

“A lot of people want to know what they can do to help support the people who are doing this work in our communities and on the ground.” explained Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy. “This series is focused on direct action and finding meaningful ways, even during this time of COVD, so that we can show our collective power and focus our energies in a way that can make a difference. When we talk about what water protection looks like now, it’s important that we realize we are more powerful when we work together and that we still have many ways that we can help to highlight the important work of advocating for the health of our waters, fish, and communities.”

That Online Week of ACTION for California Water Justice schedule is:

September 14th – Step 1: Dismantle Environmental Racism

September 15th – Step 2: Learn Where Your Water Comes From

September 16th – Step 3: Fight for Clean Water

September 17th – Step 4: Halt Water Privatization

September 18th – Step 5: Undam the Klamath

The public can register at: tinyurl.com/Mobilize4Water or follow at the hashtags #WaterJustice #StopEnvironmentalRacism for the series or on issue specific hashtags: #BuffettDamsKill #Un-DamtheKlamath #NoDamRaise #safewaterforall #NoDeltaTunnel. More info is at https://www.californiasalmon.org/ @Calisalmon on Twitter and California Rivers on Instagram.

For more information contact: Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy, Humboldt State University, Native American Studies Department Chair (858) 740-4544 [log in to unmask]

Regina Chichizola, Save California Salmon (541) 951-0126 [log in to unmask]

Tues., Sept. 22, 2020, 10:00 a.m. PT – Pollution Prevention Training and Implementation: Without effective implementation of a P2 Action plan, tribal business and other organizations that complete P2 assessments and plans will not realize the pollution reductions and cost savings opportunities they have identified and hope to achieve. In this 90-minute webinar, the TribalP2Action Team will describe how to use, manage, and update a P2 Action Plan to successfully implement identified energy, water, and hazardous substance opportunities as well as how to monitor implementation progress and performance. In addition, the TribalP2Action will share guidance on how to educate and involve employees, customers, community members, and other stakeholder in P2 activities.

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