August 20 through October 11, 2019
The California Natural Resources Agency will be accepting proposals for the Recreational Trails and Greenways Grant Program from August 20 through October 11, 2019 via the System for Online Application Review (SOAR). $27.7 million in awards will be funded by this program. Applicants submitting the most competitive proposals will be invited to participate in the next level of the competitive process, anticipated for mid-late December 2019. Projects must be completed by March 2024 (Project completion based on current appropriation information). (more)
From The Daily Democrat – Flood solutions in the past have called for a levee or “flood wall,” capable of holding back rising waters from a 100- or 200-year flood event, something so rare it could occur only once every 100- to 200 years. The problem is where the diverted water would go. In 2004, farmers were fearful any levee would hold the water back, leaving it on their land. They wanted a solution that would effectively channel floodwaters into the Yolo Bypass. Woodland is now working with engineers and the Army Corps to prepare a plan that would do that, although it is still in the formative stages. The cost of any final solution is expected to be in the millions of dollars, not including the actual design of a structure along with the preparation of state- and federal studies. (more)
Webinar Invitation from Watershed University
Sept. 24, 2019, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Steven Diaz, Deputy Director, USACE Readiness Support Center
Whether you are well versed in Emergency Action Planning, or have never heard of an Emergency Action Plan, this webinar will introduce you to the ways the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) can help communities develop an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Table Top Exercise. The webinar will provide an overview of an Emergency Action Plan Tabletop Exercise, including the modeling scenarios, videos and multimedia products that USACE uses to support these exercises and the participating communities. (more)