Community Outreach

If you're interested in scheduling a presentation regarding Our Integrated Water Plan and the scwd2 Desalination Program for your neighborhood or organization, please contact:

Melanie Mow Schumacher, Public Outreach Coordinator
Soquel Creek Water District
5180 Soquel Drive
Soquel, CA 95073
Telephone: (831)475-8501x153
Email: melanies@soquelcreekwater.org
Flyer with presentation information

List of Presentations, Events and Tours

Event Date
Rotary Club of Capitola-Aptos (Presentation) July 11, 2013
scwd2 Public Hearing on Draft EIR (Meeting Materials- scroll towards bottom) July 1, 2013
Leadership Santa Cruz County June 7, 2013
Neighborhood Meeting - Stockton/Merced Area June 6, 2013
scwd2 Public Hearing on Draft EIR  (Meeting Materials- scroll towards bottom) June 3, 2013
Santa Cruz County Commission on the Environment May 22, 2013
City of Santa Cruz Sustainability Team May 21, 2013
San Lorenzo Valley Rotary Club May 8, 2013
Joint Special Study Session with SC Council and Soquel Creek WD Board of Directors (Meeting Materials) May 7, 2013
Cabrillo College- Class Presentation and Tour of District Well Site May 6, 2013
City of Capitola April 25, 2013
Booth at Earth Day Santa Cruz at San Lorenzo Park Highlands April 20, 2013
Focus Agriculture April 12, 2013
WateReuse Conference, California Chapter (Monterey) (Presentations) March 25, 2013
Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce's Business Showcase at Capitola Mall February 21, 2013
scwd2 Desal Project - Agency Meeting (Sacramento)  (Presentation) February 1, 2013
Allterra Solar January 17, 2013
Santa Cruz Area Inventors November 12, 2012
Meeting with Bill Monning October 26, 2012
Cal-Desal Conference (Northern California) (Presentation) October 25, 2012
Military Officers Association October 18, 2012
Cabrillo College Environmental Science Class October 18, 2012
UC Berkeley Class September 21, 2012
Participated in County Water Booth at SC County Fair September 13, 2012
SC County Association of Realtors' Seminar on Water Resources September 12, 2012
CA-NV American Water Works Association- Desalination Workshop (Northern CA) August 21, 2012
CA-NV American Water Works Association- Desalination Workshop (Southern CA) August 23, 2012
Meeting with Sam Farr August 16, 2012
Leadership Santa Cruz June 1, 2012
Booth at Earth Day Santa Cruz at San Lorenzo Park Highlands April 21, 2012
Booth at  'Earth Week' at Cabrillo College:  Water and the Environment Day April 19, 2012
WateReuse Research Project Participation March 28-29, 2012
WateReuse Conference, California Chapter March 26, 2012
AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference March 26, 2012
Santa Cruz Business Showcase at Cocoanut Grove March 14, 2012
Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce's Business Showcase at Capitola Mall February 23, 2012
Santa Cruz Neighbors Meeting (Conservation Presentation, Desalination Presentation, Financial Presentation) February 22, 2012
US Green Building Council- Nor Cal Chapter (Monterey Bay area) February 1, 2012
SC County Farm Bureau Retreat January 26, 2012
Santa Cruz Rotary Club December 13, 2011
Market Street Neighbors November 17, 2011
California Association of Environmental Professionals (MB Chapter) November 10, 2011
Cabrillo College Environmental Science October 13, 2011
CVC- Executive Board September 28, 2011
Sustainable Water Coalition  (Presentation) September 19, 2011
Keller Williams Realty September 6, 2011
Santa Cruz Business Council-Board July 21, 2011
Kiwanis (DeLaveaga) July 14, 2011
WateReuse Northern California Chapter Meeting  June 10, 2011
Leadership Santa Cruz County June 3, 2011
Capitola/Aptos  Rotary June 2, 2011
KSCO Radio Spot on a Spot focusing on Real Estate/Housing in SC County May 21, 2011
Cabrillo Environmental Health Class May 16, 2011
Cabrillo Plant Sale (passed out literature on IWP/Desal) May 6, 2011
Retired Public Employees May 3, 2011
Association of Realtors April 29, 2011
Bruce Bratton Show (Bruce Daniels) April 26, 2011
Earth Day 2011 (Booth w/Water Conservation Coalition) April 16, 2011
League of Women Voters-Debate April 14, 2011
Special Council Session on ESA/ITP/HCP April 5, 2011
Neighborhood Meeting- Sunset Ave March 25, 2011
SC Business Fair (Booth) March 23, 2011
PEO- Aptos March 9, 2011
Capitola Business Showcase (Booth) February 24, 2011
2 Scoping Meetings, SC & Capitola (Open House, Presentation, Public Comments) December 8, 2010
Community Meeting - Marine Issues related to Desalination and Environmental Review Process (Presentations, Q/A) November 10, 2010
Cabrillo College October 28, 2010
PEO-Santa Cruz September 27, 2010
Community Informational Meeting- Recycled Water (Presentations, Q/A) September 23, 2010
Presentation to Retired Federal Employees (Presentation, Q/A) August 11, 2010
Community Informational Meeting- History of Water Planning (Presentations, Q/A) July 28, 2010
Community Informational Meeting- Conservation (Presentations, Q/A) May 27, 2010
Seacliff Association May 11, 2010
ACWA Region 5 May 5, 2010
Earth Day 2010 (Booth) April 17, 2010
The Valley's Women's Club-Environmental Committee April 10, 2010
Desalination and Alternatives Forum March 18, 2010
Village from the Voices Show on CTV March 14, 2010
Coastal Commission Reception March 10, 2010
Interview on KSCO with Rosemary Chalmers March 9, 2010
Cabrillo College March 8, 2010
Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce's Business Showcase (Booth) February 18, 2010
Guest Broadcasting on KUSP's Land Use Report January 25-29, 2010
Cypress Charter High School January 6, 2010
Ocean Protection Council's Desalination Panel (Kennedy/Jenks Presentation) November 30, 2009
International Desalination Association Conference (CDM Presentation) November 9, 2009
Cabrillo College November 5, 2009
Capitola-Aptos Rotary October 29, 2009
County of SC's Commission on the Environment October 28, 2009
CA/NV AWWA Fall Conference (CH2MHILL Presentation) October 7, 2009
Soquel Neighbor's Alliance October 2009
Informational Meeting (presentation and Q/A Panel) September 24, 2009
Surfrider Foundation Meeting September 8, 2009
Think Local First Meeting July 22, 2009
Informational Meeting (presentation and Q/A Panel) April 22, 2009
AWWA (tour and presentation) April 8, 2009
Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce March 10, 2009
Santa Cruz Leadership Alumni (tour and presentation) February 19, 2009
Santa Cruz Neighbors February 18, 2009
UCSC Women’s Group February 4, 2009
EcoReview Show on CTV Channel 27 January 27, 2009
General Public Tour of Pilot Plant (tour) December 10, 2008
Mountain School (tour) November 17, 2008
League of Women Voters (tour) November 12, 2008
General Public Tour of the Pilot Plant (tour) November 12, 2008
Open House Event at Pilot Plant November 8, 2008
Rotary –Sunshine November 4, 2008
UCSC –B. Haddad’s classes (tour) October 29, 2008
Cabrillo College October 28, 2008
Sons in Retirement- Aptos October 28, 2008
Surfrider Summit (tour) October 18, 2008
Rotary- Aptos October 16, 2008
MBWWA Forum (presentation and tour) October 16, 2008
Government Academy, City of Capitola October 15, 2008
General Public Tour of the Pilot Plant (tour) October 8, 2008
Sons in Retirement-San Jose October 8, 2008
EBMUD (tour) October 6, 2008
ACWA September 18, 2008
General Public Tour of the Pilot Plant (tour) September 10, 2008
Stanford University (tour) August 18, 2008
General Public Tour of the Pilot Plant (tour) August 13, 2008
RWQCB (tour) July 10, 2008
General Public Tour of the Pilot Plant (tour) July 9, 2008
General Public Tour of the Pilot Plant (tour) June 11, 2008
Save Our Shores (panel Q/A) May 15, 2008
General Public Tour of the Pilot Plant (tour) May 14, 2008
Grand Opening Event of Pilot Plant (tour and presentation) March 20, 2008

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