Pajaro River video to be screened January 25
Mark your calendar now. The second event in the speakers' series sponsored
by the Santa Cruz Group is Wednesday, January 25 at the Cabrillo College
Watsonville Center, 318 Union St., Watsonville. The meeting will highlight
the issues and challenges of the Pajaro River Watershed. A video,
Stuck in the Mud: The Pajaro River in Peril will screen, and there will be
a compelling virtual flyover the watershed by Google Earth expert, Rebecca Moore.
Members of the Pajaro River Committee and floodplain specialist,
Dr. Robert Curry, will conduct a discussion after the show. Members
of the audience are invited to participate with their own visions,
hopes and concerns for the Pajaro River. This discussion is particularly
timely as the Army Corps of Engineers is planning to present its
flood protection plan for the lower 12 miles of the River in March
2006. A reception with refreshments will be held after the discussion.
The video, Stuck in the Mud: The Pajaro River in Peril covers many
important aspects of the huge Pajaro River watershed. Through interviews
with farmers, biologists, environmentalists and a lawyer, the 30-minute
film takes a comprehensive look at how stakeholders along the river
are seeking ways to achieve flood protection and ecological health.
See aerial and historic views of the Pajaro River as well as photos
of many animals whose destiny in this river is in jeopardy.
The mud of the title refers to the huge sediment problem caused
by upstream sand and gravel operations. The film was produced by
Pajaro River Watershed Committee member Lois Robin.
The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm in the Forum Room with a reception
at 9:00 pm. The meeting is free and open to all.
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