August 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.

6 — Wildlife Conservation Board Strategic Planning Workshop, 3 to 6 p.m., in Room 2040 of the State Capitol, Sacramento (95814). The location is subject to change. For more information, please visit http://www.wcb.ca.gov/.

7 — Fish and Game Commission meeting, 8 a.m., Embassy Suites, 333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo (93405). For more information please visit http://www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2013/index.aspx.

15 — CDFW Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) Workshop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bay Model Visitor’s Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito (94965). The workshop will feature a discussion of draft proposed amendments to OSPR’s shoreline protection tables. These tables outline the shoreline protection requirements for California’s coastal areas and apply to all vessels of 300 gross tons or greater. For more information, please visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/ospr/law/regs_under_review.asp. Questions regarding the workshop or the posted documents can be directed to Joy Lavin-Jones at (916) 327-0910 or joy.lavin-jones@wildlife.ca.gov. Those who plan to attend should please notify Lavin-Jones.

15 — Lobster Advisory Committee meeting, 8 a.m.to 3 p.m., at the CDFW Office, 4665 Lampson Ave., Suite C, Los Alamitos (90720). This meeting will take place in the Ed Myers Classroom on the first floor. The meeting is open to the general public and a brief public comment period is scheduled. For additional information, please visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/lobsterfmp/involved.asp.

20 — CDFW Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) Workshop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., CDFW Los Alamitos Field Office, 4665 Lampson Avenue, Los Alamitos (90720). The workshop will feature a discussion of draft proposed amendments to OSPR’s shoreline protection tables. These tables outline the shoreline protection requirements for California’s coastal areas and apply to all vessels of 300 gross tons or greater. For more information, please visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/ospr/Law/regs_under_review.asp. Questions regarding the workshop or the posted documents can be directed to Joy Lavin-Jones at (916) 327-0910 or joy.lavin-jones@wildlife.ca.gov. Those who plan to attend should please notify Lavin-Jones.

28 — CDFW Advisory Committee on Care and Treatment of Wild Animals meeting, 1 to 4:30 p.m., Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 County Rd. 32B, Davis (95618). For more information, please contact Nicole Carion at (530) 357-3986.