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Growing Green: Simple Solutions for Water Conservation & Update on the Statewide General Order

July 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Growing Green Workshop Series: Free monthly mini-workshops on environmentally responsible cannabis cultivation

WHAT: Simple Solutions for Water Conservation & Updates on Water Use Regulations
WHEN: Tuesday, July 11, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA
These events are free and open to the public.

SYRCL is hosting a free “Growing Green for the Yuba” talk, on Tuesday, July 11 at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley. John Whalin with Sierra Plumbing Supply will provide simple-solutions and cost-effective suggestions on water system improvements that can be easily implemented at your own site. Trey Sherrell, Environmental & Regulatory Compliance Consultant, formerly with the Central Valley Water Quality Control Board will update us on recent regulation changes.

Bring your questions, because John and Trey will be on hand to provide answers. 

Future talks will take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month through November, at the Holbrooke Hotel. Co-sponsored with Nevada County Cannabis Alliance and Sweetland Garden Mercantile, this event kicks-off a free monthly mini-workshop series for anyone interested in learning about best management practices for cannabis cultivation that will safeguard the Yuba. SYRCL is able to organize these free events thanks to a grant by the Rose Foundation.

Future workshops include: Plan Ahead for Healthy Soil Plan Now for Rain Capture and Grow Clean, Get Certified.

“We are committed to providing information and educational resources about the cumulative impact of cannabis cultivation across our watershed. By highlighting accessible practices to cultivators, we hope that we can all work together to protect the river,” said Rachel Hutchinson, SYRCL’s River Science Director.

The environmental impacts of unregulated, large-scale cannabis cultivation are real. The overuse of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides pollutes the water and poisons wildlife. Illegal water diversions result in dry creeks. Deforested and poorly graded land damages habitat for native fish and wildlife. So-called “trespass grows” on public lands wreak havoc on the landscape.

SYRCL’s vision is that people will see that well-regulated agriculture – which is what cannabis cultivation could be – should not harm water quality, fish and wildlife. By addressing the sustainable cultivation issue through collaborative leadership, science, stewardship and education, we can educate each other to ensure cannabis is grown in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way.

Thank you to our sponsors!
We couldn’t do it without the support of our local community and all of you!

Growing Green for the Yuba 2017 is presented with appreciation to the Rose Foundation, and organized in coordination with the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance. To help sponsor this important educational program and upcoming workshops, please contact Julie Pokrandt at julie@syrcl.org or 530-265-5961 ext. 214 or download our sponsorship form.



July 11, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Frieda Slavin
530-265-5961 ext. 203


Holbrooke Hotel
212 W. Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
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