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April 2020

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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June 2020

Water Data Science Symposium

June 29 @ 9:00 am - June 30 @ 4:00 pm
Free

The California Water Boards are hosting this free, annual event online this year. Attend to learn about how water quality monitoring generates meaningful data to inform water quality management decisions. This year there is a specific focus on including folks not within the scientific community, and speakers will be making their presentations understandable and interesting to community members from all backgrounds. The Watershed Project will be co-presenting on our Explore Contra Costa Creeks app (https://app.thewatershedproject.org/), and in general, presentations will…

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August 2020

Watersheds as a Tool for Engagement

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:20 am

SIGN UP HERE   Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Dougherty, Cari Simson, Kat Sawyer Too often, the concept and practices of water conservation and reuse are introduced in an environmental vacuum, lacking the deeper context of ʺwhy we conserveʺ. In this panel, we’ll be focusing on watershed health and connecting people to both their local watershed ecosystems as well as the watershed(s) ecosystems that provide potable water and ongoing motivation for conservation and reuse. We’ll be looking at case studies from California…

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