[env-trinity] Klamath River Renewal Corporation Announces New Community Liaison- Dave Meurer

Tom Stokely tstokely at att.net
Wed Jan 17 13:36:53 PST 2018


Yreka News
January 11 at 3:09pm · Klamath River Renewal Corporation Announces New Community LiaisonKlamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), a non-profit formed to decommission four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River, has announced Dave Meurer as its Community Liaison. Dave will represent KRRC at events in Klamath, Siskiyou, and Humboldt counties and support KRRC’s community and outreach efforts. “We are pleased to announce that Dave is joining the KRRC team,” reported Mark Bransom, KRRC’s Executive Director. “Dave has deep ties in the Klamath region and understands the nuances of how this project fits into the larger vision for resolving water and natural resource management challenges in the basin. Dave will enhance KRRC’s ability to provide information to the community and respond to a variety of questions about the project.”Dave is a seasoned congressional and state legislative staff member who has spent years gathering community perspectives, forging relationships with local government representatives, tribal and farm interests, and residents, and building consensus. Dave was previously the District Representative for Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado Hills), and served as Deputy District Director for former Congressman Wally Herger (R-CA2). Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University Chico in Political Science and Information & Communication Studies. “I look forward to reconnecting with stakeholders up and down the Klamath River in my new capacity and providing important information on this project,” Meurer stated. “I believe KRRC’s work is an important first step to resolving the revolving water crises in the region.”###About KRRCKlamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) is an independent nonprofit organization formed in 2016 as part of the amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA). KRRC is part of a cooperative effort to re-establish the natural vitality of the Klamath River so that it can support all communities in the basin. Signatories of the amended KHSA, including the States of California and Oregon, local governments, Tribal Nations, dam owner PacifiCorp, irrigators, and several conservation and fishing groups, appointed KRRC to take ownership and oversee removal of four hydroelectric dams on the river. KRRC’s work is funded by PacifiCorp customer surcharges and California Proposition 1 water bond funds.KRRC’s job is to take ownership of four PacifiCorp dams — JC Boyle, Copco, No. 1 & 2, and Iron Gate — and then remove these dams, restore formerly inundated lands, and implement required mitigation measures in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. PacifiCorp will continue to operate the dams in the interim. Removal of the hydroelectric dams is the first crucial step to restore the health of the Klamath River and the communities that depend upon it. KRRC’s sole focus is to accomplish this first step.More information about KRRC and its mission can be found at the KRRC’s website:  www.klamathrenewal.org1 Like5 Shares
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