FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
California Waterfowl notes with approval that Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Bill Lyons, Jr., as his Agriculture Liaison. Lyons was previously the Secretary of the California Department of Food & Agriculture.
California Waterfowl works extensively with farmers, particularly rice growers, to provide habitat for migrating waterfowl in the fall, winter and spring, as well as nesting habitat for resident birds in the spring and summer. Bill Lyons understands conservation and water issues that California Waterfowl will be working on with the Governor’s office.
In 2010, Lyons was the western region finalist for the Conservationist of the Year award from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation. He has also been the recipient of the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Environmentalist Award.
California Waterfowl extends its congratulations to Lyons on his appointment.
Media contact: Jeffrey A. Volberg, Director of Water Law and Policy