Over 60 people gathered at Mount Shasta’s Sisson Museum on Wednesday, April 20th for the kickoff of the 2011 Water Talks series.
The series — designed to increase awareness of California’s critical water issues — puts water experts in front of the public, and lets the learning begin.
“As a lay person, I went to the Water Talks to learn. I found the presentation by Carl Skinner to be really interesting. Our climate, which he describes as ‘Mediterranean’, has a dry summer which means we will have a fire season each year, unlike many other places in the world that get rain in the summer. His description about wild fires was fascinating, including how the temperature of fire burns differently at the bottom, middle and top of a mountain ridge. All in all, really informative,” said Mira El from Mt. Shasta.
“The Water Talks are great. It was neat that it brought so many community members together. It seemed like people came for different reasons but all got some great information on the same subject from three different perspectives. It was really educational for the community,” said Biology Instructor Alison Varty.
“I’m thrilled we had such a full audience of both local professionals and laypeople alike. I’d like to acknowledge the generosity of the Sisson Museum for providing such a perfect space for the Water Talks, and our first set of high caliber speakers, Adam Henderson, Climate Change specialist at the Northern Region Office of the California Department of Water Resources, Christine Mai, Watershed Program Manager for the Shasta Trinity National Forest, and Carl N. Skinner, Geographer and Project Leader for the USDA Service Center Pacific Southwest Research Station,” said Meadow Barr, Talks organizer and outreach coordinator for California Trout.
Video clips and information from the presenter’s slide shows will be available on the California Trout website at www.caltrout.org.
The Next Water Talk
The next Water Talks is focused on California Water Law and Policy will be held Wednesday May 18th, from 6 to 8 pm at the Sisson Museum in Mount Shasta.
Water Talks are an ongoing series of informational and educational events with local and regional expert presenters sharing on a range of water related topics.
Water Talks is a project of California Trout. California Trout is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring California’s wild trout, steelhead, and salmon streams.
For more information contact Meadow Barr, California Trout Outreach Coordinator at 530-859-1411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.