News & Updates

Upcoming Events

Nitrogen Management Plan Self-Certification Training - If you wish to self-certify your Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) and have not yet obtained your certification, you must attend a NMP Self-Certification Training and pass the associated test. The Kawah Basin Water Quality Association and the Tule Basin Water Quality Coalition are hosting a training on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. If you are unable to attend, list of other approved NMP Self-Certification trainings scheduled in surrounding counties is available here: CURES Grower Trainings

  • When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (check-in begins at 8 a.m.)
  • Where: Southern California Edison Energy Education Center, 4175 S. Laspina in Tulare
  • Pre-registration is required by Monday, November 5, 2018.
  • Register online

Nitrogen Management Plan Self-Certification Continuing Education - For growers who have already passed the Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) Self-Certification test, continuing education credit is required for re-certification at the end of your three-year certification period. The KBWQA will be developing a separate NMP continuing education course, which will likely be held this summer or fall. Other opportunities for continuing education are also posted on the CURES website.

Upcoming Due Dates

Report/Item Due Due Date
2019 Membership Invoice Payment Friday, January 18, 2019
Farm Evaluation for 2018 crop year (high vulnerability - all sizes) March 1, 2019 (Complete on ILRP Farm)
Farm Evaluation for 2018 crop year (low vulnerability - large and small farms) Not due in 2019
Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report for 2018 crop year (high vulnerability - all sizes) March 1, 2019 (Complete on ILRP Farm)
Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) Worksheet (high vulnerability - all sizes) March 1, 2019 (must be certified) (Keep on farm)
Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet (low vulnerability - all sizes) March 1, 2019 (no certification required) (Keep on farm)

Past Events

Note: Attendance at these workshops fulfilled annual grower workshop participation, as required by the ILRP General Order:

  • KBWQA Annual Membership Meeting held Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 4 p.m. at the Visalia Convention Center - Agenda items for the KBWQA Annual Membership Meeting included: membership update; Board of Directors update; 2019 projected budget & assessment; surface water and groundwater monitoring and management practices; and member reporting requirements.

  • MPEP Technical Meeting held Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - The MPEP Technical Meeting held on March 2 at Visalia Elk's Lodge in Visalia included discussions on: an overview of the MPEP and what it has to do with the ILRP, what the MPEP will do for growers, how it will work and what it will produce, and an overview of management tools and information available for growers. We have posted the presentation online, as well as resources for the following crops: Walnuts, Almonds, Citrus, Grapes, and Tomatoes.
  • Additional Resources from Meetings and Workshops - Additional materials from previous workshops and meetings (presentations, handouts and videos) can be accessed by logging in to the Member Portal.

News, Press Releases & Articles

  • State Water Board Scheduled to Consider Adoption of the Revised ESJ General Order in January - Read more: Watershed Coalition News.
  • Enrollment Deadline: The deadline to join directly to the KBWQA ended on August 6, 2014. Growers/landowners will now need to provide a Notice of Intent (NOI) directly to the Regional Water Quality Control Board, pay applicable administrative fees, complete a KBWQA membership application, and will be subject to higher fees per acre. For more instructions, please visit the Join the Association page.

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