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Pajaro River video to be screened January 25

Mark your calendar now. The second event in the speakers' series sponsored by the Santa Cruz Group is Wednesday, January 25 at the Cabrillo College Watsonville Center, 318 Union St., Watsonville. The meeting will highlight the issues and challenges of the Pajaro River Watershed. A video, Stuck in the Mud: The Pajaro River in Peril will screen, and there will be a compelling virtual flyover the watershed by Google Earth expert, Rebecca Moore.

Members of the Pajaro River Committee and floodplain specialist, Dr. Robert Curry, will conduct a discussion after the show. Members of the audience are invited to participate with their own visions, hopes and concerns for the Pajaro River. This discussion is particularly timely as the Army Corps of Engineers is planning to present its flood protection plan for the lower 12 miles of the River in March 2006. A reception with refreshments will be held after the discussion.

The video, Stuck in the Mud: The Pajaro River in Peril covers many important aspects of the huge Pajaro River watershed. Through interviews with farmers, biologists, environmentalists and a lawyer, the 30-minute film takes a comprehensive look at how stakeholders along the river are seeking ways to achieve flood protection and ecological health. See aerial and historic views of the Pajaro River as well as photos of many animals whose destiny in this river is in jeopardy.

The mud of the title refers to the huge sediment problem caused by upstream sand and gravel operations. The film was produced by Pajaro River Watershed Committee member Lois Robin.

The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm in the Forum Room with a reception at 9:00 pm. The meeting is free and open to all.


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