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  • 06/11/2018 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    https://www.calopps.org/west-sacramento/job-18512872


    The Stormwater program at the City of West Sacramento encompasses a broad range of compliance and sustainability efforts. The position includes internal and public outreach and trainings; illicit discharge investigations and responses; database development and maintenance; cross-departmental coordination; regional and professional working group participation; regulatory understanding and submission preparation; tracking, understanding and implementing changing laws and requirements; developing and improving existing and new program outreach; field visits; and other diverse tasks. The ideal candidate will be organized, have excellent communication skills, and have a curiosity and interest in diverse day to day work. Experience managing projects, coordinating competing priorities, finding creative solutions, and working with diverse teams is as important, if not more, than the regulatory experience itself.

  • 06/04/2018 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    International Coastal Cleanup

    September 15, 2018


    Harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash

    The International Coastal Cleanup began more than 30 years ago, when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline. The movement was catalyzed by the passion and spirit of two committed individuals. Back in 1986, Linda Maraniss moved to Texas from Washington, DC, where she had been working for Ocean Conservancy. She’d been inspired by the work her Ocean Conservancy colleague Kathy O’Hara was doing on a groundbreaking report called Plastics in the Ocean: More than a Litter Problem that would be published the next year.


    Linda and Kathy reached out to the Texas General Land Office, local businesses and other dedicated ocean-lovers, and planned what would become Ocean Conservancy’s first Cleanup. They asked volunteers to go beyond picking up trash and record each item collected on a standardized data card in order to identify ways to eliminate ocean trash in the future.


    The Cleanup has grown immensely in the 30 years since Linda and Kathy’s first Cleanup. Volunteers from states and territories throughout the U.S. and more than 100 countries come together each year and participate in a Cleanup event near them.

    “What I have learned from the Cleanup experience, is that even though the Cleanup started in Texas with a small number of 2,800 volunteers… it has grown into a massive cleanup that involves both national and international volunteers all pitching in for the same common goal of cleaning up our coastal waters and taking care of our beaches. I am proud to be a part of this global movement and I appreciate all of the help and support I get from the Ocean Conservancy staff.”

    Renee Tuggle

    Texas State Coordinator for the International Coastal Cleanup, who has been involved since the very beginning.
















    Thanks to volunteers around the world, the International Coastal Cleanup has become a beacon of hope, leading and inspiring action in support of our ocean. Over the years, this movement has created a family that spans oceans and country borders. A network that works together for something bigger than us. To our global network, we thank you.


    Volunteer Now: Please contact Danielle Barney with San Joaquin County Public Works (209) 468-3089 or via email at:  dbarney@sjgov.org    to volunteer or if you want to add a site to this year's program.  We hope we’ll see you at the next International Coastal Cleanup!  


    Make a Difference Year-Round Download our Clean Swell app and document the trash you collect around the clock or start your own Cleanup at a beach near you.


  • 05/10/2018 10:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year’s CASQA Conference will be held in Riverside CA on October 15-17, 2018.  While all interested parties are welcome to respond, our CASQA PIPP group is especially looking for abstract submittals related to outreach and education.  Here is a link to the CASQA Conference webpage that has specific information about the conference and how to submit an abstract.  https://www.casqa.org/events/annual-conference .  The online abstract submittal tool describes several different categories of tracks for the conference.  The Collaboration and Public Outreach Track will be the primary track for outreach and education presentations.  


    Connecting the Drops from Summit to Sea is the CASQA Conference theme this year.  If you would like to help protect each precious drop of water from our summit to our seas and are interested in presenting at this year’s CASQA Conference, please submit a brief abstract about your projects and experiences with…


    Collaboration…

    No more silos! Stormwater and beyond!! How do you engage with sister departments in the same jurisdiction and work with both governmental and non-governmental agencies to tackles some of the biggest issues impacting our waterways though may not necessarily focus on water quality?


    Innovative Outreach…

    Calling those who think differently! Creative, unconventional stormwater outreach campaigns? Humor? Sure! Getting the word out in new ways? Of course! If you have an innovative outreach project, we’d love to hear from you.


    Creating a Community- More With Less…. 

    Have you helped build a cohesive watershed community group engaged in stormwater education and protection? Whether you  start with an already existing local partnerships or created a new one, we want to hear your story! 


    Social Media Outreach

    YouTube, Facebook, Google ads, LinkedIn, Snap Chat… So many new tools in the outreach toolbox!   Has online, digital social media been the primary tool  for your outreach projects and awareness campaigns?  Please share your who, what, when, where, and how’s of your experience and please be sure to include how you measures your success!


    School Age Programs- In/Out of the Classroom. 

    Students and teachers can become awesome ambassadors of clean water and healthy watersheds, especially if they understand the problems we face in the stormwater world!! We are looking for strategies which have worked for outreach to students (and parents, grandparents!), of all ages. Success stories using CA Education in the Environment or other curriculum, after school Program activities, student initiative designed BMP’s, river monitoring, Coastal or campus cleanups, study trips, and more.  


    Surveys

    We want to hear about your strategies for designing a useful public opinion survey to measure the public’s awareness and behavior related to stormwater topics and how to effectively use the data to measure progress of stormwater outreach programs, define goals, establish benchmarks, and understand behavior change.


  • 04/02/2018 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

     

    SWS Virtual Expo

    Registration is Open | Wednesday, April 18, 2018 10a.m. 50 5p.m. Eastern

    VIRTUAL, FREE, AND WITH REAL-TIME INTERACTION

    Live state-of-the-industry storm water and erosion control webinars offering Professional Development Hour (PDHs) credits

    Virtual trade show exhibits with live interaction between attendees and exhibitors

    Industry chat room to network with peers

    No travel expenses — attend from the comfort of your office

    SET YOUR OWN SCHEDULE

    Spend all day, or come and go as you wish. It's YOUR event.

    Register Now!


    Virtual Expo

     

     

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

    Storm Water and Erosion Control Specialists

    Principals

    Senior Management

    Project/Environmental/
    Civil Engineers

    Compliance Personnel

     

     

    PRESENTED BY:

    SWS | StormwaterONE

    EROSION CONTROL PAVILION SPONSORED BY:

    IECA

    Need more information or interested in being an exhibitor?
    Contact Larry Scott at lscott@sgcmail.com; 480.893.9911.

    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

    GOLD

    ASSOCIATIONS

     

     


  • 02/21/2018 9:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please see the CASQA flyer CASQA FCE OVTA Trainings.pdf :  Trash Full Capture Equivalency and On-Land Visual Trash Assessments (OVTA) trainings for municipalities and Non-Traditional MS4s. This training is being offered in 4 locations: Southern California, Central Coast, Sacramento, and North Bay Area.  To register for this training, visit the following web page: https://www.casqa.org/events/ovta-trainings.



  • 12/15/2017 2:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At the December 14, 2017 Strategic Planning Meeting, this is the schedule as selected for next year.


    January 24, 2018 = Tracy

    February 28, 2018 = San Joaquin County

    March 28, 2018 = Manteca

    April 25, 2018 = Patterson

    May 23, 2018 = Lodi

    June 27, 2018 = Newman

    July 25, 2018 = Ripon

    August 22, 2018 = Stanislaus County

    September 26, 2018 = Escalon

    October 24, 2018 = Ceres

    November 28, 2018 = Riverbank

    December  13, 2018 = Port of Stockton


  • 10/26/2017 10:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW SB 231 Webinar Powerpoint (PDF)


    Sen. Hertzberg and the Water Foundation hosted a webinar regarding Senate Bill 231 on Oct. 17 to provide guidance on what the legislation does, implementation strategies local agencies can use and the risk of litigation from opponents. The legislation takes effect on Jan. 1, 2018.


    Under Proposition 218, local governments must hold an election to raise taxes and fees with a few exceptions. Those exceptions include fees for essential services such as “sewer, water and refuse collection.” SB 231 provides much needed clarification that the definition of “sewer” includes both sanitary and stormwater services, which is in line with other statutes, court opinions, and dictionary definitions of that term. It also provides a contemporaneous interpretation within Proposition 218.


    In this archived webinar (  http://sd18.senate.ca.gov/sb231-webinar ), Sen. Hertzberg, the author of SB 231, and leading thinkers in the field shared their perspectives on what should happen next.


  • 09/08/2017 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The City of West Sacramento is seeking energetic, motivated individuals for the position of

    Administrative Analyst I (Stormwater Programs)!


    Administrative Analyst I-Stormwater.pdf

    (Stormwater Programs)

    $59,508—$72,324 annually, plus benefits!

    Stormwater Supplemental.pdf


    Final Filing Date:

    This recruitment will close upon receipt of 100 applications or 5:00 p.m., September 17, 2017, whichever occurs first.


    This recruitment may close without notice


    Open / Promotional


    Visit us at www.cityofwestsacramento.org



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