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New River Report Now Available Online As the reality of California’s Quantifi cation Settlement Agreement’s future impact draws near, a sense of urgency is growing regarding what to do about the future of the Salton Sea. For decades, it’s been known that absent dramatic and sustained action, the Sea would become an uninhabitable place for fi sh and birds as the terminal lake’s salinity level spiked. The Summer 2013 issue of River Report, “Finding a Solution for the Salton Sea,” discusses this enigmatic, saline, terminal water body where offi cials and stakeholder are trying to craft a long-term, viable solution to preserve the Sea’s ecological health. The FREE digital, interactive version of the River Report newsletter is now available on our website, Just click on the Publications and Videos tab at the top of the page and look for the link to River Report. Included in the digital, interactive issue are videos and audio interviews and easy-to-access links to the reports cited in the article as well as related background information.

One Day Tour of the Delta Hop on the bus on Sept. 25 for a special one-day tour of the Delta. This special tour was created by a partnership between the Water Education Foundation and The Coalition to Support Near-Term Delta Projects. On this tour you can experience viewing some of the Delta sites identifi ed by the Coalition as examples of near-term Delta projects that have moved forward or are moving forward toward implementation.

The tour begins and ends at Sacramento International Airport. Registration is $100 and includes transportation, lunch and dinner. Seats are limited; register today using the secure form at www.watereducation.

org/tours Back to School With Project WET

As students and teachers head back to school, the Foundation invites educators to sign up for a Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) workshop. Project WET, an interdisciplinary K-12 program for formal and non-formal teachers, offers excellent professional development experience with an activity guide full of interactive, interdisciplinary activities studying all aspects of water – already correlated to California content and National Common Core standards, as well as individual units of the California Environmental Education Initiative. The Foundation serves as the coordinator for California Project WET with grant funding from the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacifi c Region, and the U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Programs.

Project WET activities can easily integrate knowledge of local water resources and our educator professional development workshops can be specifi cally tailored to highlight specifi c issues including: nonpoint source pollution, storm water run- off, water conservation, water treatment and watershed management. Please visit our Project WET page at for a list of upcoming workshops. Or call your local water district about the possibility of organizing a workshop near you. Contact Brian Brown, California Project WET coordinator, for more information at or 916-444-6240.


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