Sonoma Resource Conservation District and the Coast Range Watershed Institute, in cooperation with the Pepperwood Foundation, Friends of Mark West Watershed, and Sonoma County Regional Parks, are nearing completion of a 3-year hydrologic study of the upper Mark West Creek watershed. Please join us for a public meeting where we will present the results and key findings from this innovative project. 

We will discuss the existing hydrologic ‘state of the watershed’ in terms of streamflow, groundwater recharge, water use, and fish habitat conditions. In addition, we will present our analysis of potential strategies to enhance and/or preserve streamflows in the watershed through controlled pond releases, forest and fuels management, recharge enhancement, and changes in water use, as well as the potential future challenges resulting from climate change. 

We look forward to this opportunity to engage with the community, share what we have learned, and discuss how it can be applied to help guide efforts to preserve water supplies and restore in-stream habitat in this important watershed in the years to come. 

Given the current situation with the coronavirus and public health concerns, we have decided to host this event as a webcast. There will be no in-person meeting. The webcast meeting will be held on April 9 th from 2 PM to 4 PM via Zoom (online meeting software). Click on agenda image above to review the agenda!

You can tune in from your home or other location using the Zoom meeting details below. You will need to register for this event through the Zoom link provided. This format will still allow for a question and answer session with the presenters. We have made the previous presentations and meetings notes about this study available for reference here.

You can send questions in about the study beforehand to or ask them via the chat function during the Zoom meeting. The meeting presentation will be recorded and made available for later viewing if you cannot attend the Zoom meeting during the scheduled time. We really appreciate your patience and understanding and please feel free to contact us with any questions about the event itself.
Please allow 5 - 10 minutes before the start of the event to set up Zoom Web Meeting on your computer or other device and check your connectivity settings. If you want to watch the meeting on your phone or your tablet, then you will need to download the Zoom app on your device first.

Zoom Meeting Details:
When: April 9, 2020, 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.