By Lauren Woodfill
We often focus on the plants, animals, and waterways of watersheds, but let’s not forget arguably the most powerful player in our SF Bay Area watershed: people! We humans often can be seen as separate from nature but we are intrinsically linked to our natural world.
Our actions play a big role in shaping our watersheds, and our decision can have far reaching effects on the non-human aspects of the environment. We have so many opportunities for individual choice – to bring a reusable water bottle or take public transportation – and many other choices on a larger level – advocate for more green infrastructure projects or invest in more public transportation options.
In the upcoming months, The Watershed Project has many opportunities to give back to our watershed, and make positive impacts in our communities. We humans are actors in this watershed, so let’s make our role a positive one!
On Saturday, April 22, join volunteers and watershed stewards from around the Bay for Earth Day 2017! The Watershed Project has several opportunities to celebrate:
1) Albany Beach & Bulb Cleanup
Albany Waterfront at the foot of Buchanan St
Sat. April 22, 9am – 12pm
Join hundreds of volunteers on the beautiful Albany shoreline for a morning beach cleanup! Email Sharon@thewatershedproject.org for more details or signup on our EventBrite.
2) Wildcat Creek Cleanup
Wildcat Creek at Verde Elementary School
Sat. April 22, 9am – 11pm
We will be leading a trash assessment and creek cleanup in our local Wildcat Creek! Be sure to check out our display at the nearby North Richmond Green Festival as well. For more information, email Paula@thewatershedproject.org or signup on our EventBrite.
Can’t wait until Earth Day? Join us for other events, and celebrate the coming spring and sunshine!
3) Lucas Park Tree Planting
Lucas Park, Richmond
Sun. March 26, 9am – 12pm
Join us to plant 17 trees! Contact Jesse@thewatershedproject.org for more information.
4) Second Saturday on the Richmond Greenway
Sat. April 8th,
Our monthly Greenway volunteer events are a great way to get outside, dig in the dirt, and learn more about green infrastructure – all while meeting other passionate volunteers! Email Sharon@thewatershedproject.org for more information.
We will have more trash assessments, creek cleanups, and more in the coming months. Stay tuned for more information. We are all part of a watershed!