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Lower Putah Creek Restoration Planning

Putah Creek Council is leading an effort to engage the public in conversations, building on ongoing community planning efforts, to develop guiding principles for the selection and implementation of enhancement projects along the Lower Putah Creek.  (Read more background information here.)

Formation of a Design Team

Last year, an Advisory Committee was convened to provide guidance for the public outreach and engagement process of the Lower Putah Creek Restoration Planning project.  As a follow up to the work of the Advisory Committee, a Design Team was convened in April 2018 to work closely with the Putah Creek Council and to advise the development of public outreach events process, content, and messaging. The Advisory Committee is expected to meet 4 times throughout the public engagement process.

Design Team members include: 
  • Carol Scianna, City of Winters- Environmental Service Manager
  • Clancy McConnel, UC Davis-Student
  • Eric Larson, UC Davis- Geo-morphology/hydrology
  • Kent Anderson, Putah Creek Council- Executive Director
  • Manfred Kusch, Land Owner- LPCCC
  • Marc Hoshovsky, City of Davis – Advisory Committee
  • Mary Helen Seeger, Land Owner- LPCCC
  • Mark Grismer, UC Davis- Hydrology
  • Melanie Truan, UC Davis- Museum of Wildlife
  • Miguel Diaz, UC Davis- Student
  • Rich Marovich, Solano County Water Agency - stream Keeper
  • Stephen Rodriguez, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife –Grant Administrator
  • Steve Greco, UC Davis- Ecology
  • Tracie Reynolds, City of Davis - Open Space Program Manager

Public Engagement Process: The flow chart is a schematic of the public engagement process.

Purpose: Develop a list of guiding principles to inform the selection of enhancement projects that are scientifically sound and community supported.

Focus Groups:

The purpose of the focus group meetings is to convene key stakeholders to solicit input on Lower Putah Creek beneficial uses and restoration opportunities.  Information gathered at the focus group meetings will inform the public events which are expected to be scheduled in the fall.  The four focus groups include:

  1. Land owners
  2. Non-landowners
  3. Science and technical perspectives
  4. Land managers

You can check back here regularly or sign up on the Lower Putah Creek Restoration Planning Email List to receive periodic email updates. 

Read the Grant Agreement.

Read more about the project's Goals, Objectives, and Tasks.

See the projects revised Schedule of Deliverables and Timeline

Learn about the project's Advisory Committee

Learn about the project's Science Review Team

View the Putah Creek Annotated Bibliography

Go to the Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee Website

Supporting Documents:

Draft Outreach Plan

Design Team Draft Charter

Prop 1 Public Meeting Posters

Guide Project Putah

Lower Putah Creek Planning Grant Vocab

Prop 1 Project Archetypes