Mary D. Nichols
Secretary for Resources
Carlton D. Moore
Boating and Waterways Commission
Warren Rupf, Chairman
Philip B. Wallace, Vice-Chairman
Donald R. Doser
Robert Y. Nagata
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is necessary. The Board has 180 days in which to make a decision
on our permit application. We filed responsive pleadings in federal court
in April, and are awaiting a judge's direction regarding the next step
in the proceedings.
In April, we published the draft environmental impact
report on the Department's new program to control Egeria densa
(Brazilian elodea) in the Delta and posted it on our Website, www.dbw.ca.gov.
The public comment period ended on May 24, 2000.
This year, Boating and Waterways was the recipient of
five awards from the State Information Officers Council. All state agencies
are eligible to submit entries for the annual awards presented for best
informational and educational products. The Department received the following
Audio Campaign (on life jackets and alcohol)
Video (AquaSMART Boating, Check It Out - high
Multi-Color Brochure (How to Buy A Used Boat)
Photography (How to Buy A Used Boat, cover photo)
Poster (2000 Safe and Wise Water Ways calendar)
Congratulations to the Public Information and Education
Unit staff on their fine work.
Long-Time DBW Employee Edie Lenhart Retires
A favorite and long-time Department employee, Edie
Lenhart, retired on June 30. She served as the assistant to eight
Directors of the Department since 1975.
"We will really miss Edie," said Carl
Moore, Interim Director, "She has been the mainstay of the
Department for almost three decades and has been invaluable to the
smooth running of the Department and the Boating and Waterways Commission."
Edie has been the key staff person to organize the meetings and
field trips of the Commission, which meets every other month in
different locations throughout the State.
Edie got her start in State service as a Junior
Stenographer with the Department of Agriculture in Sacramento in
1955. Because of exemplary job performance, she was promoted during
every stage of her career.
Prior to working for the Department, Edie was employed
by the Agriculture and Services Agency, the Department of Agriculture,
the Department of General Services, and the Department of Youth
Authority. And, unbelievable as it may sound, she worked for the
State for 45 years, 25 of which has been with the Department. She
recalls that when she started work for the State, electric typewriters
were not yet commonly in use.
Edie indicates that she has enjoyed her job and
the Commission meetings. "The Department has been great, and
I have worked in a few. It's been very interesting. What I will
miss most are the people."
Edie was born in Riverside, California, and raised
in Sacramento, a graduate of El Camino High School.
When asked what she plans to do after her retirement,
Edie said, "I plan to get my yard in shape, get my house cleaner
than it is right now, take up golf again, and maybe do some traveling."
The Department wishes her the best -- her retirement
is well deserved.