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March 2016

Forum Meeting 3-9

March 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Contra Costa Farm Bureau Hall, 5554 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94521 United States
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Meeting Focus: Managing Stormwater for a Heathy Watershed • Update on the new Municipal Regional Permits – Beth Baldwin, Contra Costa Clean Water Program • Watershed-based Stormwater Management Plans (SB985) – speaker to be confirmed • Watershed protection and urban landscape design – Frank Kluber, Landscape Architect, Alhambra Watershed Council member Public Transportation via BART and the #10 bus http://countyconnection.com/maps-schedules/route-10/  

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May 2016

Forum Meeting May 11 2016

May 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Knightsen Farm Bureau, Delta Road & 2nd Street
Knightsen, CA United States
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photo: Heidi Petty Links to Presentations by: LAFCO Commissioner Don Tatzin Mike Yeraka, General Manager, Diablo Water District On 5/11/2016 CCWF met at the Knightsen Farm Bureau Hall for informative presentations and an optional tour of G&S Farms. Our topic was Contra Costa agriculture and the importance of farmers as stewards of land and water resources. LAFCO Commissioner Don Tatzin discussed Contra Costa LAFCO’s draft Agriculture and Open Space Preservation Policy. Mike Yeraka, General Manager of Diablo Water District, provided an update…

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July 2016

Forum Meeting July 13 2016

July 13, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
San Pablo Community Center, Room 2, 2450 Road 20
San Pablo, CA 94806 United States
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The Forum convened on July 13 at the San Pablo Community Center  to learn about environmental education, especially the creek and watershed education programs that are essential for engaging young people. Representatives of three successful non-profits described their programs. KIDS for the BAY: Mandi Billinge,  Executive Director - Link to presentation Friends of Wagner Ranch Nature Area:  Toris Jaeger, OUSD District Naturalist; Kathy Barrett, Director The Watershed Project: Liza Dadiomov, Program Manager - Link to presentation ----- After the presentations we visited nearby Davis…

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September 2016

Contra Costa Watershed Forum Meeting September, 2016

September 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Contra Costa County Public Works Department, 255 Glacier Drive
Martinez, CA 94553 United States
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September 21st, 2016 9:00-11:300 a.m. Contra Costa County Public Works Department 255 Glacier Drive, Martinez CA   The theme for September's Watershed Forum Meeting is Trash. We have speakers representing three areas of dealing with trash in our creeks: regional, municipal, and community. Dale Bowyer from the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Board will discuss the requirements in the Municipal Regional Permit 2.0. Mike Perlmutter from the City of Oakland will tell us about their Adopt a Spot program, which…

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November 2016

Contra Costa Watershed Forum November 2016 Meeting

November 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Big Break Visitor Center, 69 Big Break Rd
Oakley, CA 94561 United States
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The topic for this meeting is outreach in a social media age. We will take a look at how the East Bay Regional Park District does social media, as well as what the Lower Walnut Creek team at the Contra Costa Flood Control District is utilizing Facebook to reach a new audience. The last part of the meeting will be an exercise where you get to create your own post based on the Big Break Visitor Center. See Agenda Here…

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January 2017

Contra Costa Watershed Forum January 2017 Meeting

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Willow Pass Recreation Center, 2748 E. Olivera Road
Concord, CA 94519 United States
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2017’s first Contra Costa Watershed Forum meeting will be held next Wednesday, January 11, in Concord at the Willow Pass Recreation Center.  We hope that you will be able to join us, this month’s speakers will be from UC Berkeley,   Matt Kondolf, Professor of Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley, will discuss some of the projects he has worked on throughout the world, and provide an introduction to the Environmental Planning program at Berkeley.   Jen Natali and Ari Frink,…

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March 2017

Contra Costa Watershed Forum March 2017 Meeting

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Hello everyone, The next Contra Costa Watershed Forum meeting is coming up on March 8th. This meeting will be held in west Contra Costa, at San Francisco Estuary Institute’s (SFEI’s) offices. The topic is GIS in Watersheds, using this tool to create solutions to common problems in the watershed world. Janet Sowers will share her project mapping creeks and watersheds throughout the Bay Area. She has created a series of maps, available in print and digitally, that the public can…

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May 2017

Contra Costa Watershed Forum May 2017

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Buchanan Park Community Room, 4150 Harbor Street
Pittsburg, CA 94565 United States
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Educating Tomorrow's Watershed Leaders We will have presentations from educators working in the classroom to educate tomorrow's environmental leaders. High School students who participated in the environmental science program will share what they have learned this year, we will learn about the upcoming ecology course taking place in the City of Pittsburg this summer. There will also be a field experience starting at 11:30. We will move the meeting outside, and practice some water quality sampling on Kirker Creek. The…

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