Community Capacity Workshop Rescheduled for Feb. 27

Due to stormy conditions, facilitators of the Community Capacity Workshop set for January 16 were not able to travel to Nevada City. The half-day workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Nevada City Veteran’s Memorial Building at 415 N. Pine St. in downtown Nevada City.

This free, pubic workshop is facilitated by the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, and is aimed at identifying discrete communities within Nevada and Sierra Counties, and learning about the relative capacity of each to respond to stressors or needs. Local experts who may know about the social, financial or organizing capacity of one or more communities are invited to participate.

The Sierra Institute is partnering with the Sierra Water Workgroup to host Community Capacity Workshops and Water and Wastewater Needs Assessments across many watershed regions in the Sierra Nevada. This work is funded by the California Department of Water Resources, with the goal of better understanding the water quality, access and infrastructure needs of disadvantaged communities across the state.

Multiple workshops are scheduled for our watershed region, known as CABY (Cosumnes, American, Bear, Yuba). CABY is a collaborative of water providers, nonprofit organizations, Tribes and interested stakeholders that strive to integrate water management, projects and planning at a regional scale.

Find details below for workshops in two other CABY-region counties. Each event will consist of a morning Community Capacity Workshop from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm and an afternoon Water and Wastewater Needs Assessment from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

El Dorado County
When: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Gold Trail Grange, located in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park at 319 Highway 49, Coloma, CA 95613

Placer County
When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School Street, Colfax, CA 95713

Feel free to direct questions about the workshops to Greg Thrush,, (530) 265-8454 x212. Greg helped to organize the Nevada City workshop and is familiar with the format, content and intended audience.