Last Minute Election and Conference Reminders

Chapter Elections: Response Due by 09/15

Attention all active CA-NV SWCS Chapter members: Online voting has started and will close on September 15. You should have received an email with a unique link to cast your vote on If you have not received this link, please let us know ASAP.

Conference Room Block: Reservation Due 09/17

We have reserved a discounted block of rooms at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Suisun City, CA for attendees of our Annual Conference. This discount will expire on September 17. Reserve your room by clicking here or by calling 1-866-797-1402. Be sure to use the group code CNC (click “Add special rate codes on the website).

The dates of the Annual Conference are as follows:

  • October 17 (evening): Executive Council Annual Business Meeting (open to Chapter members).
  • October 18 (all day, lunch provided): Field Tour followed by social event.
  • October 19 (all day, lunch provided): Speaker Series with lunch time poster session.

New Newsletter Name: Suggestions Due 10/01

We are looking for a new CA-NV SWCS Newsletter name! For quite some time, our quarterly newsletter has been named “Runoff”. It has been suggested that we should freshen up that name. We need your help to do this.

We are looking for suggestions that are be no more than three words and reflect or be derived from the soil and water resources or their associated processes that our Chapter seeks to enhance.

Suggestions may be made by Chapter members and non-members alike. The winning name will be selected by a vote at the Annual Conference on October 19. Click here to suggest a new name.

Annual Conference: Registration Due 10/05

We are finishing up the details of our Annual Conference. This year’s theme is Soil Health in Northern California: Restoring Function in Agricultural and Wildland Settings. We invite anyone with an interest in soils and agriculture in California to join us as we learn about what makes a healthy soil, how soils affect California’s wine country, and how to recover soil function after fire. Registration for both days of the conference is only $200 and includes lunch both days. Complete your registration here.