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MEDIA ADVISORY: Demonstration Site Tour Modeling Watershed Protection To Counteract Climate Change

Demonstration Site Tour Modeling Watershed Protection to Counteract Climate Change Hosted by Solana Center for Environmental Innovation 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14th, 2021

WHAT: 
With the County's announcement of the new office for environmental and climate justice, this is the perfect time to showcase climate mitigation practices in operation.  Come tour a site that will divert over 2M pounds of organic material annually, offsetting the burden on landfills, protecting our watersheds, and reducing greenhouse gases.

Developed by Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, San Diego County co-funded and supported this installation for the purpose of demonstrating the best management practices for watershed protection and onsite management of organic waste.

We are pleased to invite local media and leading stakeholders to attend a private tour and honoring ceremony hosted by Solana Center for Environmental Innovation (Solana Center) at San Diego Country Estates Association International Equestrian Center in Ramona, a publicly accessible demonstration site.

Those interested in attending must RSVP to join us at 9 am on Thursday, July 22nd.

WHO: 
SANDAG Chair Catherine Blakespear 
US Congressmember Mike Levin's staff
Assistant Land Use Director for Supervisor Anderson’s office Madeline Shute
Nancy Zadrozny - San Diego Country Estates Association International Equestrian Center Equestrian/Landscape Manager 
Stephanie Ewalt, - County of San Diego, Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Planning and Recycling, Recycling Specialist II 
Luke Campanella - County of San Diego,  Department of Public Works, Watershed Protection Program, Land Use/Environmental Planner 
Dr. Craig Kolodge - Sustainability Manager – San Pasqual Valley Soils; Board Member of the Assoc. of Compost Producers and former Filtrexx Int’l. Regional Technical Director
Josh Robinson - Ecology Artisans, Owner
Jessica Toth - Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, Executive Director
Diane Hazard - Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, Education Programs Director
Additional Board of Supervisors staff

WHERE: 
San Diego Country Estates Association, International Equestrian Center
16911 Gunn Stage Road
Ramona, CA 92065
United States

WHY:  
California is in the midst of a historic drought highlighting the increased importance of preserving natural resources. Organic waste diversion, including management of large animal manure, is key in protecting waterways from contamination while simultaneously creating compost to regenerate soils and prevent erosion.  

ABOUT THE SOLANA CENTER:
Solana Center is a San Diego-based, environmental non-profit that has provided waste diversion and environmental education in San Diego County for 38 years. Solana Center actively addresses and solves the region’s most pressing environmental issues through the Zero Waste, composting, and water conservation programs that inspire and empower individuals to live sustainably, reduce waste and become change-makers in the communities where they live.

CONTACTS: 
Jessica Toth, Executive Director
Phone 760.436.7986, x713, director@solanacenter.org 

Jessica Bombar, Marketing & Communications Specialist
Phone 760.436.7986, x705, jessica.bombar@solanacenter.org

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