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Released On: February 12, 2013

Reclamation Schedules Lake Berryessa Community Forum Meeting for Wednesday, Feb. 27

NAPA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled the first working meeting of the new Lake Berryessa Community Forum, designed to promote public input regarding future recreation opportunities and services at Lake Berryessa. The public is invited to attend the Forum meeting which will be held:

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m.
Berryessa Senior Center
4380 Spanish Flat Loop Road
Napa, CA  94558

At a public meeting on Jan. 17, Reclamation identified ten stakeholder groups to be represented on the Forum. A press release distributed Jan. 25 requested stakeholder groups nominate individuals to represent the interests of their group and stated that self-nominations would also be accepted. Nominations were due to Lake Berryessa Park Manager Jeff Laird by close of business Feb. 7.

Reclamation is now reviewing the nominations and plans to select and notify the individuals who will represent their specific stakeholder groups in time for the Feb. 27 meeting: Local Landowners and Residents, Local Ranchers, Local Businesses, Land-based Recreation, Water-based Recreation, Conservation Groups, Gateway Communities, Water Quality and Water Supply, Game and Fish Management and Public Services and Public Safety.

Reclamation anticipates that at the Feb. 27 public meeting, the Forum stakeholder representatives will be in place and will be introduced to the public. At the meeting, Reclamation staff will provide information and seek feedback from the public on issues related to implementing the Lake Berryessa Visitor Services Plan Record of Decision and providing for recreation within the lake’s concession areas for the 2013 recreation season. Reclamation’s goal continues to be to provide safe and enjoyable recreation experiences for visitors to Lake Berryessa.

To be added to the Lake Berryessa email or mailing list or to request special assistance to attend the Feb. 27 meeting, please contact Janet Sierzputowski, Public Affairs, at 916-978-5112 (TTY 916-978-5608) or jsierzputowski@usbr.gov.

Lake Berryessa is managed by Reclamation’s Central California Area Office as part of the Solano Project. Additional information on Lake Berryessa is available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/berryessa/index.html.

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