July 2013 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

Media Contact: CDFW Office of Communications, (916) 322-8958

DATE — EVENT

Weekends — Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve (95076). Docent-led walks are scheduled every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Binoculars and bird books are available for the public to borrow at no cost. The visitor center and main overlook are fully accessible. Day use fee is $4.32 per person, age 16 and older. Groups of 10 or more should schedule a separate tour. For more information, please visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/er/region4/elkhorn.html.

Every Monday — Volunteer Stewardship Field Crew Mondays at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, 1700 Elkhorn Rd., Royal Oaks (95076), 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Help preserve natural habitat by doing seed collection, planting, trail maintenance and weeding introduced species. For more information, please visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/er/region4/elkhorn.html or http://www.elkhornslough.org.

9 — CDFW Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) public hearing, 10 a.m. until all testimony is completed, Port of Long Beach Administration Building, 925 Harbor Plaza Building, Long Beach (90802). Proposals to amend regulations pertaining to drills and exercise requirements for oil spill contingency plans will be considered. Interested parties may present statements, orally or in writing, about this proposed regulatory action. For more information, please visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/ospr/Law/regs_under_review.asp or call Joy Lavin-Jones at (916) 327-0910 or Barbara Foster at (916) 327-9406.

10 — Sage grouse drawing applications become available. Hunters may apply online or via postcard for a limited number of free sage grouse hunting permits. The application deadline is Aug. 12, 2013 at 5 p.m. For more information, please visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/uplandgame/sagegrouse.

11 —San Francisco Bay Region Harbor Safety Committee Meeting, 10 a.m. to noon, Port of Richmond Harbormaster’s Office, 1340 Marina Way, South Richmond (95804). For more information, please contact Capt. Jeff Cowan at (916) 324-6450.

11 — CDFW Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) public hearing, 10 a.m. until all testimony is completed, Bay Model Visitor’s Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito (94965). Proposals to amend regulations pertaining to drills and exercise requirements for oil spill contingency plans will be considered. Interested parties may present statements, orally or in writing, about this proposed regulatory action. For more information, please visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/ospr/Law/regs_under_review.asp or call Joy Lavin-Jones at (916) 327-0910 or Barbara Foster at (916) 327-9406.

12 — Northern California Tournament Drawing for 2014 event-type fishing contests to be held north of the Tehachapi Mountains. The drawing is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. in the National University Sacramento campus conference room, 10901 Gold Center Drive, Rancho Cordova (95670). The sign-up deadline is July 10. For more information, please contact Rebecca Krogman at (916) 327-8849 or at Rebecca.Krogman@wildlife.ca.gov.

18 – Public meeting on Pacific Halibut management, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka (95501). For more information, please contact Caroline McKnight at (831) 649-7192 or visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/pacifichalibut.asp.

19 — Southern California Tournament Drawing for 2014 event-type fishing contests to be held south of the Tehachapi Mountains. The drawing is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CDFW Field Office, 4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite C, Los Alamitos (90720). The signup deadline is July 17. For more information, please contact Rebecca Krogman at (916) 327-8849 or at Rebecca.Krogman@wildlife.ca.gov.