January 14th – PLACERVILLE, CA: All grape growers, vintners and interested parties are invited to participate on Wednesday, January 19, at 6:30pm, for a Zoom discussion with guest speaker Laurel Marcus, Executive Director of the California Land Stewardship Institute. Marcus will discuss the growing Fish Friendly Farming program in El Dorado County.
Working in partnership with the El Dorado RCD, the Fish Friendly Farming program has enrolled and certified over 70 farms encompassing over 1,000 vineyard acres.
This presentation will provide an overview of the program and the process for becoming certified. As always, bring your questions. There is no charge for this meeting and all interested persons are invited to attend. To register in advance, go to:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Same day registration is available depending upon space.
ABOUT LAUREL MARCUS
Laurel Marcus has over 30 years of experience in watershed and habitat restoration work in California. Laurel has worked extensively in the watersheds of northern and central California on restoring fish and riparian habitat, repairing erosion sites and working collaboratively with private property owners. Laurel is the Executive Director of the California Land Stewardship Institute (CLSI) and the author of the Fish Friendly Farming Certification Program, which she directs in the 15 counties. This program focuses on using incentives for private landowners coupled with scientific assessment and analysis for recovery of listed salmonid species and water quality improvements on private lands. The Fish Friendly Farming Certification Program has enrolled 200,000 acres of land and is popular with a broad range of growers and property owners. Laurel is a native of the Santa Clara Valley.
The El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association is committed to helping growers to improve quality and market visibility of wine grapes grown in El Dorado County. For more information visit our website http://www.eldoradograpes.com/