Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service host Central Valley Project Improvement Act open house

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, Bureau of Reclamation, 916-978-5100, 08/20/2018 16:50
Pamela Bierce, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 916-414-6542, pamela_bierce@fws.gov

For Release: August 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host a public meeting and open house to present the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Annual Work Plans for Fiscal Year 2019. The event will open the 30-day comment period on the annual work plan.

The CVPIA mandates changes in management of the Central Valley Project, particularly for the protection, restoration and enhancement of fish and wildlife. The event is scheduled for the following date and location:

Central Valley Project Improvement Act Open House and Public Meeting
Friday, August 24, 2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT
Main Conference Room (Enter at Cafeteria), #1001/1002
2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825

The public meeting and open house will include an overview of CVPIA actions, interactive posters and opportunities to interact with program and project managers. Agenda topics include a 2019 CVPIA Restoration Fund overview, refuge and fisheries program presentations, an open house-poster session and time for public comments.

A public draft of the work plans will be available prior to the public meeting. For an electronic copy, please contact Shelly Latham at 916-978-5260 or email sdlatham@usbr.gov. Please submit comments by close of business Monday, September 24 to Latham, 2800 Cottage Way (MP-410), Sacramento, CA 95825 or by email to sdlatham@usbr.gov.

Please visit http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpia/ to learn more. For additional information, please contact Cesar Blanco, Ph.D., at 916-978-6190 or cesar_blanco@fws.gov, or Heather Casillas at 916-978-5360 or hcasillas@usbr.gov.

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