Cobre Valley Watershed Partnership Watershed Action Plan Webinar
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila County presents: Garden and Country Extension Webinar Series. A Zoom webinar (60-minutes or less) featuring a variety of horticultural and natural resource topics relevant to the environmental conditions and residential concerns of Gila County, Arizona.
Featured Topic: Cobre Valley Watershed Partnership Watershed Action Plan Webinar
Featured Speakers: Victoria Hermosilla is the current Cobre Valley Watershed Partnership Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Arizona’s Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences in 2019 with a master’s degree and a graduate certificate of water policy. She brings to the partnership over 6 years as a professional hydrologist, and over 2 years assisting with water policy work. She has worked to build on the collaborative work started by, and continuously supported by the Water Resources Research Center. She continues to reach out to stakeholders and bring their ideas and expertise to the partnership, and works to make sure the partnership will have a solid foundation for the future.
Webinar Overview: The communities of the Cobre Valley (Globe-Miami, AZ and nearby incorporated areas), share many of the same challenges surrounding water resources: reliable sources of potable water, groundwater contamination, aging water infrastructure, a push for environmental considerations, and trying to not be overlooked in the Arizona General Adjudication. The formation of the watershed partnership seeks to bring together multiple stakeholders from a wide variety of backgrounds to contribute to a Watershed Action Plan with a clear vision, well-defined goals, viable projects, and robust support from the communities in the Cobre Valley. There are already projects being put together by other community engagement groups and committees such as the Pinal Creek Trails Group’s effort to create a demonstration trail on reclaimed mining property, and a master recreation plan for the region. The partnership seeks to be a central hub for ideas and organization in the greater community. The Watershed Action Plan is being developed as the primary document where all information about the region’s background, current conditions, and projects are coalesced for the community and in support of existing government policies. This presentation is to not only share the partnership’s progress, engage the community with ideas and vision.
Webinar Facilitator: Chris Jones, Extension Agent, University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative
Extension Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/95194988592 Please log in up to 10 minutes prior to the webinar.