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February 2018

CANCELLED: Plant willow poles on Rheem Creek

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wanlass Park, 2999 21st St., Rivers St and San Pablo Ave
Richmond, CA 94806 United States
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This event has been cancelled. We apologize for the short notice, but hope to see you at a future event hosted by The Watershed Project!   Come join The Watershed Project as we plant willow poles on the banks of Rheem Creek at Wanlass Park in San Pablo. Help us reshape the creek's landscape as we plant willow poles to bring needed shade to the creek to eliminate invasive cattails and promote a colder, healthier water flow. Come help with an…

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March 2018

March Second Saturday on the Richmond Greenway

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Richmond Greenway – 6th Street, 6th and Ohio
Richmond, CA 94804 United States

Please join The Watershed Project in our garden and enjoy being out in nature on the Richmond Greenway for our monthly Second Saturday event. We plant and tend to unique Low Impact Design projects that not only construct beautiful native habitat gardens, but also filter pollutants out of the stormwater. Our Second Saturday activities might include -Planting in our Habitat Garden, Bioswale, Native Grassland, or Rain Garden -Tree planting -Removal of invasive plants -Mulching to protect soil -Propagation -Tending to…

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Plant a bioswale at Carlson Meadow

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carlson Meadow, Carlson Blvd near Ohio Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Come join The Watershed Project and Groundwork Richwork to learn about our rain gardens and bioswales as we plant a new bioswale at Carlson Meadow. Enjoy a day out in nature sheet-mulching and planting native plants in a beautiful park on the Richmond Greenway. We will be planting rushes and various water-loving plants  as we construct our bioswale to filter and contain urban stormwater runoff. We'll provide gloves, tools, snacks and water. No experience is necessary: be ready to get…

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April 2018

April Second Saturday on the Richmond Greenway

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
20th & the Richmond Greenway, 20th & Ohio on the Richmond Greenway
Richmond, 94804

Join us for a community volunteer event at 19th Street on the Greenway, sheetmulching a new bioswale. Come see our Greenway rain garden and bioswale in action, filtering and absorbing recent storm runoff. We'll have a fun day outside weeding, planting native plants and sheetmulching while soaking up all the signs of spring. We are converting an old railroad track into a beautiful pedestrian/cycling park that runs through Richmond. No experience necessary and children are welcome, accompanied by an adult.…

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Earth Day 2018

April 21

Where will you be this Earth Day? Come join The Watershed Project at our Earth Day festivities in North Richmond and Albany on Saturday April 21st!   North Richmond Earth Day Cleanup  Saturday April 21th, 2018, 9:00 am – 11:00 am Wildcat Creek at Verde Elementary School, 2000 Giaramita St., Richmond Register Today! Celebrate Earth Day by helping clean our urban creeks! Join The Watershed Project and Contra Costa County in North Richmond, and help clean up Wildcat Creek at…

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A Resilient and Equitable Richmond: SPUR Oakland

April 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Join us at SPUR Oakland for an exciting discussion of a Resilient and Equitable Richmond. The Climate-Smart Cities™ Richmond project is a collaborative effort by the City of Richmond, The Trust for Public Land and community members to synthesize and operationalize the city's planning, infrastructure and information resources to prioritize green infrastructure. The online platform identifies parcels with the greatest opportunity to address heat islands, promote active transportation, protect from sea level rise and more. Come learn more about the…

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Design a Community Mural

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to be a part of designing a piece of public art? Now is your chance! Join The Watershed Project as we design and paint our water themed mural on the Richmond Greenway above our rain garden and bioswale between 20 th and 21 st Streets. We’re looking for help, and even leaders, in both designing and painting the mural. The mural project will be led by local Richmond artist, Rebeca Garcia- Gonzalez, who just completed the…

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