Grants Database

National Parks Conservation Association
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Opposing the Cadiz project to protect precious water resources underlying California desert parks
California Wildlands Rapid Response Fund, 2019
Sacramento, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange counties
Project Description:

An emergency grant of $21,000 supported critical stopgap funding from March 2019 through May 2019 to extend our contract with a Sacramento-based lobbying firm to (1) push momentum on state legislation and heighten powerful existing legislative support with the State of California; (2) boost capacity for the activated legislative, political and NGO coalition building strategy in Sacramento and (3) bolster our communications effort, presence and credibility with Sacramento media to protect the Cadiz Valley Aquifer from the groundwater extraction project proposed by Cadiz Inc. This strategy continued to build on a multi-year effort that has created legislative champions, developed legislation that passed the Assembly, and has been strengthened by new science, political support, state agencies, and a strong local water district tactic.