[env-trinity] A Tribute to Byron Lydecker

Tim Regan tdregan at comcast.net
Fri Dec 31 20:20:08 PST 2010

I have never met the man, but I have thought of him often.  He must awaken each morning with a sense of urgency, a need to understand, to respond, to expose, to inform.  He has had his river epiphany, no doubt in multiples.  He was probably born with it.  He dances with Mother Nature, and understands her modest requirements.  His work no doubt has had its times of frustration, of weariness, of anger, of impatience.  But I believe he really had no choice.  His passion compelled him to shoulder the burdens of Trinity River protector and advocate, for the benefit of all of us and for our descendants.  I salute Byron, I thank him, and I wish him well.  We will miss him and his Bulletins.
Tim Regan
December 31, 2010
On Dec 28, 2010, at 6:07 PM, Byron Leydecker wrote:

> Mid-Pacific Region
> Sacramento, CA
> Media Contacts:
> (Reclamation) Pete Lucero, 916-978-5100, plucero at usbr.gov
> (SLDMWA) Frances Mizuno, 209-832-6200, frances.mizuno at sldmwa.org
> For Release On:  December 28, 2010                                          
> Public Meetings Scheduled on Proposed Long-Term 'North-to-South' Water Transfers Environmental Document Preparation
> The Bureau of Reclamation and the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority have scheduled public meetings on topics to address in a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) on the effects of proposed water transfers from willing sellers in northern California to buyers south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and in the San Francisco Bay Area.
> The EIS/EIR will address transfers of Central Valley Project (CVP) water through CVP or State Water Project facilities, and transfers of non-CVP water supplies that require the use of CVP facilities.  Individual and multi-year water transfers could occur through various methods, including groundwater substitution and cropland idling, from 2012 through 2022.
> Meetings to solicit comment on topics to be addressed in the EIS/EIR have been scheduled for:
> *          Chico:  Tuesday, January 11, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., 1110 W. East Avenue, Chico Masonic Family Center
> *          Sacramento:  Wednesday, January 12, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., 1413 Howe Avenue, Best Western Expo Inn
> *          Los Banos:  Thursday, January 13, 6 p.m-8 p.m., 842 Sixth Street, Los Banos, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority
> Written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR should be received by close of business Friday, February 11, 2011, and should be sent to Brad Hubbard, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-410, Sacramento CA 95825, via e-mail to bhubbard at usbr.gov, or faxed to 916-978-5290.  For additional information, please contact Mr. Hubbard at 916-978-5204 (TTY 916-978-5608)or Frances Mizuno, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, P.O. Box 2157, Los Banos CA, 93635, at 209-832-6200.
> # # #
> Byron Leydecker, JcT
> Chair, Friends of Trinity River
> PO Box 2327
> Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327
> 415 383 4810 land
> 415 519 4810 mobile
> bwl3 at comcast.net
> bleydecker at stanfordalumni.org
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