Bill "Woody" Woodworth papers
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Bill "Woody" Woodworth was born in 1918 in Syracuse, New York. Woodworth was a career Air Force meteorologist, arriving in Pacific Grove, California in 1963. After retiring from the Air Force in the early 1970s, Woodworth took on a public role as an advocate for water conservation and became a major proponent of micro-solutions to water issues rather than reliance on major dams or other costly infrastructure. He promoted residential and municipal cisterns, conservation, and reuse. Woodworth served as Monterey Peninsula Water Management District board member from 1978-1983. During his tenure on the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, Woodworth contributed his knowledge of cisterns to a booklet, called “Captured Rainfall,” which was published in 1981 by the state Department of Water Resources. Woodworth was also involved in the Fort Ord reuse project, providing input on issues concerning water. Woodworth died on October 10, 2005 at the age of 87.
Sources: Monterey County Herald NOW, October 27, 2005. Feature article by Ryan Masters. Monterey County Herald, obituaries. October 24, 2005. No author.
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- Guide to the Bill "Woody" Woodworth papers
- Finding aid prepared by Robin Guthrie, with the assistance of Laura Berger.
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