The long sunny days of summer are a welcome change of pace after our rainy winter, and The Watershed Project has fun activities for you and your family to enjoy the great outdoors of the Bay Area! One of the missions of The Watershed Project is to inspire and introduce our neighbors and community to the incredible nature we have all around us in our urban environment. From city parks to backyards, open spaces to parking strips, nature is all around us to enjoy and learn from.
First up is our 20th Anniversary Oyster Picnic on Sunday, June 18th. To celebrate our 20 years of work in the Bay Area, we invite you to Point Pinole Regional Park on June 18th from 1-4pm for an oyster survey, along the shoreline, a short nature walk, and then an oyster picnic lunch. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about oysters and the shoreline, and to enjoy eating them in a beautiful park! This event is on Father’s Day, so bring your dad and join our celebrations! Tickets required, so RSVP here – and quickly; spaces are filing up fast!
We will continue to have our monthly gardening events on the Richmond Greenway where our volunteer built and maintained rain gardens, bioswales, and habitat gardens provide habitat, filter water, and bring beauty to the park. Our next event will be on July 8th, and we would love to see you out there with your hands in the dirt. What a wonderful way to celebrate the summer!
In August, we are thrilled to announce our 10-day Watershed Appreciation Photo Contest! In celebration of our 20 years of loving our Bay Area watersheds, we hope you and your family can join us in exploring the beauty of nature all around us. On our website, we’ll provide ideas of where to go and take photos. Submit your photos to the context using the hashtag #TWPphotocontest on either Instagram or Facebook, or email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected photos from the categories of Families, Water, and Wildlife will win prizes and be featured on your website and postcards. For more information on the photo contest, go here.
We hope to see you out enjoying natural spaces and getting your hands dirty this summer!