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Release Date: 5/31/1995
Contact Information: Dave Schmidt, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1578 Homer Perkins, U.S. Army COE, (415) 744-3276 Donna Hummel, U.S. FWS, (916) 979-2725x401 Chris Mobley, U.S.NMFS, (707) 578-7513 Bob Batha, BCDC, (415) 557-8788 Carl Wilcox, CDFG, (707) 944-5525 Rebecca de la Torre, U.S. NRCS, (916) 527-2667

Who:     U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
        U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
        U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
        U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service
        U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service
        California Department of Fish and Game
        Bay Conservation and Development Commission
        Southern Sonoma County Resource Conservation District
        U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey

What:       News conference, signing of permit for flood control
         levee repairs for 35 farmers, and launching of 400-acre
         tidal marshland restoration project.  News media tour
         of marshland restoration site and flood control levees                    
         will follow.

Where:       Viansa Winery, 25200 Arnold Dr. Highway 121, south of
          Sonoma, north of Sears Point Raceway.  From San
          Francisco, take 101 north to Sonoma                                        
          exit/Highway 37, then take 37 to Sonoma exit/Highway                      
          121.  Continue north on 121 to Viansa Winery.

When:        Friday, June 2, 10:30 a.m.

Why:         This event marks the launching of a major flood                            
          protection project and one of the Bay Area's biggest
          marshland habitat restoration efforts to date.                        
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