Source to the Sea Program Schedule
(Subject to Change)
September 9th 6pm-9pm The Muth Center
Welcome and reception with welcoming statements from the Mayor of Newport Beach, The Honorable, Kevin Muldoon and the President of the Rotary Club of Newport Beach, Steve Bender
Introduction of the Rotary Reefs Program.
Keynote speakers introduce Summit activities.
Films on water issues in a state of the art cinema.
Displays of Current and future water projects.
September 10th, 2022 The Back Bay Science Center
9:00 – 9:20 Andy Barnett : Introducing the Source to Sea Journey
9:20 – 9:50 Michael Furniss : Forests, Water, and Global Warming.
10:00 – 10:30 Pat Higgins : The Beauty and Challenge of Your Watershed:
Modeling the Eel River Recovery Project Throughout the West
10:30-11 Salvador Rico : Your River, The World’s Rivers:
A Healthy World One Mile at a Time
11-12noon “Take it to the Sea” with Projects in Newport Beach
12:00-1:00 Lunch-Time to look at Rotary Project display tables
1:00 PM (Time TBD by other Zone partners)
Hybrid (live/zoom) Round table discussions on action steps Rotarians can take supporting the sources (watersheds and rivers), healthy urban water systems, shores and the open seas, peace-building through water action. Emphasis will be put on actions that have improved, or show great promise to improve, clean water for humans and the natural world. Addressing water issues beyond borders shows us a path to peace, giving needed hope to all, especially the youth, for facing challenges ahead.
Steve Bender-President, Rotary Club of Newport Beach, Past President, Newport Bay Conservancy will share all of the water and environmental projects their club is doing around the globe.
Kathleen D’Angelo-HP “Sustainable Impact Champion will share HP’s water projects and Goals to be the most sustainable and JUST organization in the world.
Lori Cloutier, Co-Leader, ESRAG Plastic Solutions Speakers on Current and Future
Joy Brenner, NB City Council member- NB water initiatives
Michelle Thatcher-CEO US Green Chamber-Water Projects and the Global Climate Pledge
Nancy Caruso-Founder-Get Inspired, Inc. Will discuss bringing back Kelp, Sea Bass and many other amazing programs.
Additional speaker will discuss:
City and Rotary projects in Newport Bay, estuary, the wetlands and Off shore problems and solutions.
Zone-wide local waterway projects inspired and guided by World River Clean Up Day veterans.
Open time to review on-site and virtual project displays: networking with Rotarians and community allies.
Remote access to programs at other Summits. (live or archived)
7pm-7:30 Selected Zoom reports highlighting today’s Zone projects.
7:30-8:00 Water Summit Team: Keep Paddles in the Water
Charting Next Steps for Rotary/community engagement, education, action, and advocacy.
8-8:30 Evening Keynote TBA
September 12th, 2022
9-10am Plenary Session : The Power of Common Cause
1) John Mathers (San Francisco Rotary): Action and Advocacy
2) TBA: A Real World Example in Real Time:
How Government, Business, and Tribal leaders are cooperating to restore natural systems and community vitality in two iconic western watersheds.
10-10:45 Collaboration in the Flow: People of Action
In-person sessions and Zoom-room links sharing water actions around the Zone.
11am Optional Tours-Cleanup Projects and events-TBD