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April 2020

Earth Day 2020 Collective Political Action from Home

April 15 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm

The Watershed Project invites you to take collective political action with us, from the safety of home! Help us to address political issues surrounding nature-based climate solutions as we seek to protect against adverse environmental impacts, support renewable energy development, keep drinking water clean, and hold companies accountable for the waste they create. We need your help to address these issues! Review the postcards below and select an issue you care about, which may be all four, and print or…

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Earth Day 2020 Biodiversity Monitoring

April 15 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm

The Watershed Project is launching two projects on iNaturalist: Pollinator Power and Backyard Birding. These projects are a collaborative effort to collect useful and interesting observations on pollinators and birds in your backyard. Participation in community science projects such as these are a great way to stay in tune and involved with nature. Your observations will contribute to a greater understanding and awareness of local bird and pollinator species. We are here to help you interpret your data collection and…

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Earth Day 2020 Trash Monitoring

April 15 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm

For the month of April we are conducting a Do-It-Yourself Earth Day using Earth Team’s platform for the Marine Debris Tracker app. This app allows you to enter details on the types of trash you find, uses GPS coordinates to track the litter you pick up, and ultimately helps us identify hotspots which will later be displayed on an interactive map. You can download the app today on your iOS or Android device. Important steps for using the app: 1. Select the NOAA list, (biggest…

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Earth Day 2020 Observational Creek Monitoring

April 15 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm

In order to keep our staff and volunteers safe, The Watershed Project is unable to conduct our monthly water quality monitoring of creeks across Contra Costa County during this time. However, you can help contribute to our data if you live near a creek! During this difficult time, it is important to be outside in a safe and healthy manner, and taking walks outside remains an approved activity within the shelter in place guidelines. If you live close to a…

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Earth Day 2020 Home Gardening

April 15 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm

Growing your own food is easy, fun and tasty! And plants take up carbon dioxide while growing, lowering greenhouse gases. We’ve prepared a series of videos and other resources  to help you get started. Enter here to win a free home gardening starter kit! Kit will include: Soil, vegetable starts, containers for growing plants, and instructions Five winners will be drawn at random on May 3. Kits will be delivered or available for pick up at The Watershed Project’s office.

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Albany Earth Day 2020

April 15 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm

This year’s 50th Year Earth Day celebration happens in the midst of an uncertain yet hopeful time for our planet. We are collectively learning new ways of being together, physically distanced from our friends, but still emotionally connected. We are facing these new challenges armed with creativity and patience and are embracing technology with a new fervor. The Watershed Project and The City of Albany invites you to take an Earth Day journey with us and notice the nature that…

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May 2020

Rainwater Catchment Workshop

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
CA United States

DETAIN the RAIN! ️ Learn how to capture and re-use rainwater at your home    The Watershed Project wants to empower you to become a better water steward by harvesting rainwater and sinking it into a rain garden for a more resilient urban environment. Sign up for a webinar hosted by EBMUD and taught by Kat Sawyer, TWP Greening Urban Watersheds Program Manager this Saturday, May 16th from 10:00 - 11:15am. Learn online and then go to work in your own…

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