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Crapo to Note Water Collaboration in Lewiston, Celebrate Solar Progress in Sandpoint

Will also address Orofino Chamber during visits in north Idaho

Lewiston  - A collaborative effort to conserve water, assist species and encourage consensus between government agencies will be celebrated Friday as leaders join in Lewiston to mark the Lower Clearwater Exchange Project Agreement (LCEP).  The historic agreement between water users, the Nez Perce Tribe; city, county and state leaders, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and members of Idaho's Congressional Delegation averts legal action and settles water allotment questions in the Lewiston Orchards area.

Crapo will be in Sandpoint Saturday morning to meet with Mayor Carrie Logan and Scott and Julie Brusaw, the owners of Solar Roadways, to discuss advances in solar technology that are putting the city and company in the national spotlight.  Solar Roadways is designing unique solar panels that can double in serving both transportation needs and for generating energy and the city has historic plans to utilize the technology that Crapo hopes can catch on nationwide.  In addition, Crapo will join the mayor for an important announcement about changes to the Amtrak Depot in Sandpoint.

The senator will also address the Orofino Chamber of Commerce in a special meeting today in Orofino.  Highlights of Crapo's schedule August 14-16 include:

TODAY, Thursday, August 14:

11:15 AM       Orofino          Discusses issues with Clearwater County Commissioners,

                                                Commission Office, 150 Michigan Avenue


Noon              Orofino          Speaks to members of the Orofino Chamber of Commerce,

                                                 Ponderosa Restaurant, 220 Michigan Avenue.


Friday, August 15:


10:00 AM       Lewiston       Speaks at groundbreaking ceremonies for the Lewiston Orchards

                                                Water Exchange Project, a collaborative effort led by the Lewiston

                                                Orchard Irrigation District, the Nez Perce Tribe and the U.S. Bureau

                                                of Reclamation, Fish & Game Regional Office, 3316 16 th Street.


Saturday, August 16:


10:30 AM       Sandpoint    Joins Sandpoint Mayor Carrie Logan and representatives of Solar Roadways for

                                                a news conference to mark progress of solar panels and a remodel of Sandpoint's  

                                               historic Amtrak Depot,  at the Depot, 450 Railroad Avenue.