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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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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November 2017

Contra Costa Watershed Forum Meeting November 2017

November 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Pittsburg City Council Chambers, 65 Civic Ave
Pittsburg, CA 94565 United States
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We have a very exciting Watershed Forum planned for November 8th! Abigail Fateman will return to the Watershed Forum to tell us about the work that the East Contra Costa Habitat Conservancy is doing, and what we have to look forward to from them. Brian Holt from the East Bay Regional Park District will discuss the future Concord Hills Regional Park, the largest land acquisition for East Bay Parks in Contra Costa County. See the agenda here. We are meeting…

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January 2018

Contra Costa Watershed Forum Meeting January 2018

January 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Department of Conservation and Development, 30 Muir Rd
Martinez , CA United States
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The Watershed Forum kicks off 2018 with a return to Martinez! We are meeting at the Department of Conservation and Development on January 10th, with an array of interesting topics to discuss. Land Use Planning at Las Trampas: Neoma Lavalle and Kim Thai from the East Bay Regional Park District will discuss the addition of 760 acres to Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, and the planning that goes into opening those lands to the public. Mapping with Drones – Using drones…

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March 2018

Contra Costa Watershed Forum March 2018 Meeting

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
San Pablo Library, 13751 San Pablo Ave
San Pablo, CA 94806 United States
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Get ready to talk politics! Our speakers will discuss how to better engage with elected officials, and upcoming legislation the watershed world should be aware of. Welcoming Remarks to be given by Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, with presentations from Ann Riley of California Urban Streams Partnership, and others. Click here for the agenda.  

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May 2018

Contra Costa Watershed Forum May 2018 Meeting

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513 United States
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Focusing on East County! May 9, 2018 we are meeting in Brentwood at the Community Center. Our speakers will topics that are relevant to East Contra Costa County. Earth Team has been working with a group of interns at Antioch High School. Since the beginning of  the school year in Fall 2017 they have worked at sites throughout Antioch, including the Antioch Dunes and the Upper Sand Creek Basin. Joelle Alley, Earth Team coordinator, and some of the students will…

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July 2018

Contra Costa Watershed Forum July 2018 meeting

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Shadelands Auditorium, 111 Wiget Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States
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The Contra Costa Watershed Forum will meet July 11th, 2018 from 9:00-11:30. As we move forward in 2018 we will begin exploring technology that helps analyze and collect data to better understand the impact our work has on the environment. First up, a presentation from iNaturalist! Tony Iwane will share what makes the iNaturalist App stand out in their field, and give a demonstration of how it works. The Contra Costa County Clean Water Program will unveil the next step…

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