The event focuses on mitigating the negative impacts of pollution and trash from the headwaters that drain into the Harbor from the inland region and other challenges to water quality and resilience. The City of Newport Beach is inviting concerned citizens to begin a process of collaboration with Newport Beach City officials, ocean/water experts from UC Irvine, and environmentalists on long-term regional sustainable solutions.
Location: Oasis Senior Center Address --801 Narcissus Ave, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Date: November 9th, 2017Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
7 PMIntroduction by Jeff Herdman, Water Quality/Coastal Tidelands Committee representative. Introduction of event partners Adam Martiny from UCI Oceans, Bo Glover from the Environmental Nature Center and Nancy Guerra, Dean of Social Ecology at UCI. Introduction of Dan Aldrich, University of California Office of the President.
7:15 PM OC Water Quality Report – State of Newport Beach by Monica Mazur (retired) County of Orange - Environmental Health
7:40 PMReport on Current State of Greater Newport Harbor by Dave Webb, City of Newport Beach Director of Public Works. Focus is on trash and run off issues into Greater Newport Harbor. - How does run off and trash effect water quality?- Other water quality pollutants of concern
8:20 PMNewport Beach Solutions to Water Quality Issues by Mark Ward, Help Your Harbor- San Diego Creek Water Wheel Project
8:40 PMFuture Solutions for Water Quality in Greater Newport Harbor by George Robertson, OC Sanitation District. Introduction of Adam Martiny and Kate Mackey, UCI Oceans
8:55 PM Q and A
9:00 PM End