“Auburn Ravine Water Quality Programs and Restoration Grant Opportunities” NOTE DATE CHANGE TO 3RD MONDAY
December 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 17, 2019 @ 11:00 pm
Adam W. Laputz, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, Assistant Executive Officer, Sacramento Office, Bio – Adam Laputz has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. Adam is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 14 years of experience working in water quality programs. He has been with the State and Regional Water Boards for over 12 years working in surface water permitting, irrigated lands, water recycling, 401 certification, and waste discharge to land programs. Adam manages the NPDES Point Source Permitting, Irrigated Lands Assessment and Planning, and TMDL Basin Planning sections in the Central Valley Water Board’s Sacramento office.
Matt Wells has been supporting California Department of Fish and Wildlife grant programs since 2011, and currently manages grant policy and public outreach for the Department’s Watershed Restoration Grants Branch and its grant programs. Matt leads stakeholder coordination efforts for the Branch’s grant programs and manages grant program policy efforts. Previously, he served in the Department’s Business Management Branch, assisting in the efforts to formalize and standardize payable grants across all programs. Mr. Wells managed the Department’s then newly formed Payable Grants Section, overseeing the review and execution of all Department Payable Grants. Starting 2014, he served on an ad hoc team to develop the Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant Program, and later another ad hoc team to develop the Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs, culminating in the creation of the Watershed Restoration Grants Branch in 2015.