2019 AEP Conference

2019 AEP Conference
March 24-27, 2019

Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey, CA

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Mobile Workshops

Mobile Workshop #1 - Bike Tour #1 Natural Wonders of the Monterey Bay

(Additional Fee $35)

Monday, March 25, 10:30 am 12:30 pm 

This biking tour along the Monterey Coastal Trail to the north provides an opportunity to experience the unique diversity of life and geology that exists at interface between the Monterey Bay and the Salinas River Valley. From rich agricultural lands in the valleys to the coastal dunes and deep-sea life of the bay, there is something for all to admire. During the 7-mile ride, well stop to discuss the aquatic biodiversity of Monterey Bay and the underwater Monterey Canyon, coastal dune ecosystem, Salinas River Valley, Fort Ord National Monument, and active transportation planning vis a vis the Coastal Trail. Come on out and enjoy the sights and sounds in the wonderful coastal air. The tour will start from the conference venue on Cannery Row.

Tour leads:

  • Debbie Hale, Executive Director, Transportation Agency for Monterey County
  • Kailash Mozumder, Biologist/Public Works Project Manager, City of Capitola
  • Kate Giberson, AEP Mobile Workshops Coordinator, Harris & Associates

Mobile Workshop #2 - Bike Tour #2 Sea Level Rise Adaptation

(Additional Fee $35)

Monday, March 25, 1:45 pm 3:45 pm

Severe storms and inundation of record high waves are impacting our coastlines. Come for a waterfront bike ride along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail from Monterey to the Pacific Grove coastline. Learn how the City of Pacific Grove is better prepared than many cities to address these issues due to the Citys Shoreline Park that runs the length of the coastline, long standing policies of setting development back from the shoreline and the geologic foundation of granite overlain by marine terrace deposits. The City is evaluating and planning for potential shoreline impacts that are expected to result from sea level rise, including the potential for relocation of portions of the recreational trail, and relocation of utilities. Hear updates from the City on the Pacific Grove Shoreline Management Plan being developed and the recently updated City of Pacific Grove Local Coastal Program. The tour will start from the conference venue on Cannery Row.

Tour leads:

  • Anastazia Aziz, City of Pacific Grove
  • Fernanda Roveri, City of Monterey
  • Christy Sabdo, Rincon Consultants

Mobile Workshop #3 Monterey Path of History Walking Tour

(Additional Fee $25)

Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This walking tour will take you on a path of history from Spanish explorers to California statehood to the 21st century. Monterey was the Spanish and Mexican capital of California from 1774 to 1846 and was the official and sole port for international trade during this time. The City is also home to the first movie theater and the site of the California Constitutional Convention whereby on October 13, 1849, the delegates signed the Constitution in Colton Hall. During the tour, well view the historic buildings and describe the City of Montereys local ordinances/actions to protect these unique historic resources. Well use 4-6 passenger surrey bikes as transportation from the conference venue on Cannery Row to the tour starting point in downtown Monterey.

Tour leads:

  • Ande Flower, Principal Planner, City of Monterey
  • Fernanda Roveri, Associate Planner, City of Monterey
  • Steven Treffers, Senior Architectural Historian, Rincon Consultants

Mobile Workshop #4 - Pure Water Monterey (PWM) Demonstration Facility Tour

(Additional Fee $40)

Tuesday, March 26, 3:15 pm 5:15 pm

On this tour you will learn about the state-of-the-art technology used in the Pure Water Monterey Demonstration Facility, which creates a new source of potable water from effluent produced at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Secondary treated effluent entering this facility undergoes a four-step Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) process of ozone pre-treatment, membrane filtration, reverse osmosis, and oxidation with ultra violet light and hydrogen peroxide. The Demonstration Facility is just one example of how technological innovations and partnerships are helping to solve complex water supply issues in northern Monterey County. Learn how this facility continues to provide unique opportunities for public outreach and project specific data collection.  Well use a shuttle as transportation from the conference venue on Cannery Row to the PWM facility.

Tour leads:

  • Rachel Gaudoin, Monterey One Water
  • Diana Staines, Associate Planner, Denise Duffy & Associates

Mobile Workshops info updated: Mar 11, 2019.

Element Markets is pleased to support AEP at the 2019 Conference by offsetting all travel emissions associated with the conference. All offsets provided are certified and registered under the three ARB-approved nonprofit registries: American Carbon Registry, Climate Action Reserve, and Verra. The AEP Climate Change Committee will collect travel metrics, calculate carbon emissions associated with travel, and Element Markets will retire associated travel emissions publicly across the three main carbon registries. Carbon offset project details and volume retired is forthcoming.

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