Senator Galgiani to Host Water Hyacinth Hearing in Stockton

SENATOR GALGIANI TO HOLD OVERSIGHT HEARING ON WATER HYACINTH IN THE DELTA
September 27, 2016, 10:00am

The hearing is open to the public. Please join us, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, chaired by Senator Cathleen Galgiani, will hold an oversight hearing titled "Controlling Water Hyacinth in the Delta: An Update on Current and Future Strategies." Water hyacinth is a highly prolific weed that obstructs Delta waterways and marinas, damages natural ecosystems, creates human health and safety hazards, and consumes valuable water resources. The California Division of Boating and Waterways, USDA, NASA, and other governmental entities, private businesses, and individuals are working to keep water hyacinth from choking the Delta. Last year, Senator Galgiani helped secure an additional $4 million in funding for the Division of Boating and Waterways to help the effort. This hearing will provide an update on current invasive weed control strategies in the Delta as well as planned strategies and new technologies for the future.

WHO:

Senator Cathleen Galgiani
Members of the Senate Subcommittee on Invasive Species

Lynn Sadler, Deputy Director; and Edward Hard, MPPA, Environmental Program Manager, Aquatic Invasive Species Program, California State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways

Dr. John Madsen, Research Biologist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Unit

Dr. David Bubenheim, Senior Research Scientist, Earth Science Division, NASA Ames Research Center

Jeff Wingfield, Director, Environmental, Government and Public Affairs Division, Port of Stockton

Claude Pellarin, Owner, Village West Marina, LLC

Cindi Fargo, CEO, Downtown Stockton Alliance
 

WHEN:

September 27, 2016, 10:00am
 

WHERE:

Stockton City Hall, Council Chambers
425 N. El Dorado Street, Stockton, CA
 

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