A specialized workshop for Delta rice growers aimed at demonstrating a new water recirculation tool is set for later this month. According to those behind the new project, the pumps help reduce water and energy use.
Organizations presenting during the workshop include: Fish Friendly Farming, Conservation Farms and Ranches, The Nature Conservancy on their Bird Returns Program and the UCCE’s Delta Crops Resource Management Advisor.
Funding for this new program is through the Fish Friendly Farming Program, Delta Conservancy and State Water Resources Control Board. Information on funding sources for interested growers will be provided.
The workshop is set for Wednesday, August 23 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and will be held at Staten Island, 23319 N Staten Island Rd, Thornton. Additional workshop details including parking information and a map can be viewed here.