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STEM lecture will address Delta issues


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Leo Winternitz, senior advisor for The Nature Conservancy, is the first speaker in Sacramento State’s spring 2013 STEM Scholars Lecture Series. He will discuss “Issues, Myths and Potential Solutions: An Overview of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in the University Union’s Redwood Room.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking also is free with a proper permit.

The Delta’s long-deteriorating environmental health is at a critical stage, he says, which has significantly disrupted its reliable water supply. Winternitz will offer his recommendations to ensure the Delta’s healthy, productive future.

Winternitz has a degree in biological sciences from Gonzaga University and a master’s in water resources management from the University of San Francisco. He has than 30 years of water resource experience in California and currently focuses on the San Francisco Bay-Delta’s water and restoration issues for The Nature Conservancy.

His appearance is a part of the Sac State’s One World Initiative: Global Perspectives on Water.

For more information and to download a free parking permit for the lecture, go to Or, call the Center for STEM Excellence at (916) 278-2789 or e-mail

For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Office of Public Affairs at (916) 278-6156.

– Dixie Reid