is a high priority component of the mission of the San
Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy (SGMRC). The Environmental
Roundtables are one notable example of the education emphasis
of SGMRC. The Roundtables have emerged through the years
as a regional educational forum focused on timely topics
and presented to the public and decision-makers, as a Gateway
to Knowledge. The Roundtables "conservation conversations," started
in 1999 and are scheduled monthly from September to May.
Check the Roundtables listings on the website for flyer announcements.
addressed at the Roundtables have focused on various
subjects of interest from bighorn sheep to water issues,
from environmental education to open space protection, from
fire ecology to watershed management. The Roundtables are
planned in conjunction with cities, agencies, or other public
groups and are held in different locations throughout the
San Gabriel Valley. Recent Roundtable titles included "A
Regional Water Supply Primer", "Reconnecting the
San Gabriel Valley", "Discovering our Equestrian
Community", "Constructed Wetlands and Emerging
Health Issues". Audience attendance at the Roundtables
have numbered from 20 to more than 200. The Roundtables are
free and open to the public.
Roundtables are designed to inform, to initiate dialogue,
to network, to build relationships, and/or to forge new partnerships.
Examining issues that are new, or that deserve more in-depth
consideration than a headline or brief summary is an important
contribution of the Roundtables to local and regional education.
received a number of kudos from local to state level for the
Roundtables, as one of its many educational projects! Most
importantly, the Roundtables have provided valued services
to a wide audience - generating interesting ideas, promoting
collaborative solutions, offering assistance to groups, plus
developing consensus and good will.
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