Preservation, Inc. approved as Third Party Program Administrator for Central Coast Irrigated Lands Program
On Friday, July 2nd Preservation, Inc. was designated as the regionwide Third Party Program Administrator by the Central Coast Water Board. Click here to read the Approval Letter. In this role, Preservation, Inc. will continue to run the surface water CMP and collect State Water Board Discharger Fees on behalf of Central Coast growers. Beginning this fall (2021) we will also prepare for additional programs to address Groundwater, Irrigation/Nutrient Management, and Follow-Up (surface and groundwater) work. Additional programs/services will become available to our membership in 2022. Information about new programs/services will be posted on this website and circulated to our members soon.
Preservation, Inc’s Third Party proposal also included two non-exclusive partnerships. The Sustainability In Practice (SIP) wine grape certification program will partner on behalf of their members, who will have reduced Third Party requirements due to the high degree of overlap between the two programs and the protective nature of SIP-Certified practices for water quality. We will also partner with the Central Coast Wetlands Group and Creek Lands Conservation non-profits to provide voluntary opportunities for our growers/landowners to create collective water quality treatment systems and watershed enhancements