2014 has been California’s third driest in 119 years of record. The state’s major reservoirs hold only 60 percent of average storage, or about 41 percent of capacity. A state of emergency has been declared in California.
On November 5th from 6-7PM, the Environmental Nature Center is hosting a presentation featuring George Murdoch, Newport Beach Utilities General Manager, and Shane Burckle, Newport Beach Water Conservation Coordinator. Guests will learn where Newport Beach gets its water, and how the drought is affecting coastal Orange County. Mr. Murdoch will go over the new State regulations, City ordinances and rules. Mr. Burckle will go over conservation tips and incentive programs.
“The Environmental Nature Center’s Platinum LEED building is an ideal place to host this discussion about the drought and ways to conserve water,” said Shane Burckle, Newport Beach Water Conservation Coordinator. “The ENC’s state-of-the-art green features save water and other natural resources. The ENC serves as a model for our community.”
Together we can help limit the effects of this drought. To RSVP for this event, visit our website at encenter.org. – Jeff Garrett, ENC Intern