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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, March 28, 2018

County Holds Public Workshop for Integrated Regional Water Management Plan

Santa Barbara, CA - The cooperating partners of the Santa Barbara region Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWM) will host a public workshop on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Santa Barbara. The workshop will be held in the County Planning Commission Hearing Room located at 105 E. Anapamu Street. Remote access will be available in Santa Maria at the Betteravia Government Center Board of Supervisors Hearing Room located at 511 Lakeside Parkway.

This workshop is an opportunity for the community, interested stakeholders, and the public at large to discuss and comment on important aspects of the IRWM plan update including:

· Legislative requirements

· Resource management strategies

· Climate vulnerabilities and adaption measures

· Development of projects for IRWM funding and other funding.

The workshop will also include an update on the most recent funding obtained by Santa Barbara County through the IRWM Program and the projects funded through the California Department of Water Resources for Disadvantaged Communities.

Public participation and input is requested to ensure that the community and interested stakeholders have an opportunity to shape the IRWM plan and projects, and understand the importance of the IRWM program and plan and how both are updated and utilized. For information regarding the IRWM program and plan efforts, please visit the County’s IRWM website at http://cosb.countyofsb.org/irwmp/

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