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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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July 2017

Contra Costa Watershed July 2017 Meeting

July 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

The next Contra Costa Watershed Forum meeting will be held on Wednesday July 12th at 9:00 we are meeting in Martinez at the Contra Costa County Public Works office. Our speakers will highlight some public works projects that are building partnerships and enhancing creeks throughout Contra Costa County: Rachel Kraai will provide an update on the Contra Costa County Clean Water Program’s Stormwater Resource Plan and how to get projects from your watershed included. Lower Walnut Creek Presentation & Field…

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September 2017

Contra Costa Watershed Forum Meeting September 2017

September 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Alex Clark Room, 880 Tennent Avenue
Pinole, CA 94565 United States
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What is Contra Costa County doing to address sea level rise? There are multiple efforts throughout the county to make sure that our watersheds are prepared for change. Our speakers this month will discuss two of these: Adapting to Rising Tides Adam Fullerton, Coastal Planner, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission Adam Fullerton give an overview of the Adapting to Rising Tides Program, with special emphasis on it's work in Contra Costa County. From 2014 to 2016 the Adapting…

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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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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