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Upcoming Events from The Watershed Project and Arts of Point Richmond!

         Arts of Point Richmond 7-9 p.m. Feb. 18. Landscape artist, Victor Amador, will speak and share visuals of the garden project in Point Richmond. Arts of Point Richmond meet monthly. Refreshments. Everyone welcome. Point Richmond Community Center, 139 Washington Ave. Free. 510-672-0793; www.artsofpointrichmond.com. Victor Amador, the artist behind a 13,000-square-foot garden project in Point Richmond, will be the featured speaker from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the meeting of the group Arts of Point Richmond. The private garden has become an attraction at the Point, and Amador will discuss the artistic process and share visuals at the meeting at the Point Richmond Community Center, 139 Washington Ave. Also featured will be professional artist Steven Hurst, who makes clocks from recycled and found objects.

 

         Arts of Point Richmond has a new exhibit at the 25 West Brazilian Restaurant at 25 West Richmond Ave. through March 31. To learn more about the group, visit www.artsofpointrichmond.com.

 

 

         From Wasteland to Wetland 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 19. There will be presentations on two grassroots-led urban restoration success stories: Crissy Field and Heron's Head Park. Led by the Watershed Project. Refreshments. Point Richmond Community Center, 139 Washington Ave. Free. 510-665-3597.

 

 

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From Wasteland to Wetland: Two Urban Restoration Success Stories
Thurs, February 19 at Point Richmond Community Center, 139 Washington Ave, Richmond
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM FREE

Industrial uses have for decades dominated our eastern shoreline and kept out local residents. Come hear two Bay Area success stories about how grassroots-led restoration can change the tide.

Crissy Field

Presentation by the National Park Service
The restoration project engaged the community in creating this world-class waterfront park from a former 100-acre contaminated military grounds, raising $34 million in private funds.

Heron's Head Park
Presentation by Literacy for Environmental Justice
Built on a former landfill, youth and community members maintain the restoration project annually. This thriving 24-acre marsh along the Pacific Flyway welcomes over 78 bird species.
 

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Juliana Gonzalez at (510) 665-3597 or email juliana@thewatershedproject.org.

Free After School Riparian Lab at Your Local Community Center
Every Wed., March 4 - May 27 at Booker T. Anderson Community Center, Richmond
Every Thurs., March 5 - May 28 at Davis Park Community Center, San Pablo
3:30 - 4:40 PM. FREE

Fun and learning come together in this 12-part program, where students learn about their local creek. Our well-trained and caring staff members use educational games and activities to teach kids of all ages about creek and watershed dynamics, riparian habitat, human impact on the environment, and the importance of stewardship and outreach.

For more information, contact Becky Lithander at becky@watershedproject.org.

RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

Put the 4R's in your Curriculum!

FREE Teacher In-Service: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot
The Watershed Project is now offering a FREE 3-hour professional development in-service training at your school. Trainings are available throughout the week to any Alameda County school and its educators. We can help you link the 4R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot) to your classroom and school garden curriculum. All content fits in with the California Content Standards. Trainings also offer customized technical support on soil science, composting, reclaimed garden design, sheet mulching, and more. As a participant, you will receive a mini-grant to jump start your own program along with free activity and curriculum readers.

For more info contact Adam Hale at 510.665.3539 or adam@thewatershedproject.org.

 

Make Your School Garden Bay-Friendly

Show your support for a healthy Bay this spring by showcasing your Bay-Friendly school garden! If your garden follows eco-friendly practices, you can register your school garden and become a part of the Bay-Friendly school garden network. It's FREE!

 

You will receive:

- An outdoor garden sign made of 100% post-consumer recycled aluminium

- A garden resource book

- Certificate of registration

- Plus a fun and useful garden gift!

 

 Call 510.665.3482 for eligibility and registration information.

 

Plant Smart! Water Saving Methods for Schools

Sat., March 28 at Edna Maguire Elementary, Mill Valley
9:30 AM - 12:30PM. $25

Not sure where to start when choosing plants for your garden? Explore the physical conditions in your garden, develop goals for your garden and learn how to plan acoordingly so you can maximize your garden space and grow healthy, happy plants.
  

You will learn how to:
- Assess your site and choose plants that will thrive naturally in your garden
- Determine your site conditions and design your garden to conserve water
- Learn about plant selection, hydrozoning, and soil type

 

You will receive:
- A helpful guide with background information and resources

- Grant information to help fund your garden project

 

Please contact us at 510.665.3430 or workshops@thewatershedproject.org  to register for workshops or for more information.

 

Kids in Marshes
Sat., March 14 at UC Berkeley Field Station, Richmond
9:30 AM - 4PM. $35.

Explore the world of wetlands, and the plants and animals that have adapted to survive in these increasingly rare ecosystems. Discover the dynamics at work in the Bay Area's remaining marshes, and take home lessons in ecology that K-6 students will value. This workshop is FREE  for West Contra Costa Teachers.

You will receive:

- Curriculum binder that meets the California Content Standards
- Eligibility for a free march ecology class visit and field trip for your students
- Academic credit available through Cal State East Bay
 

 

Please contact us at 510.665.3430 or workshops@thewatershedproject.org  to register for workshops or for more information. 

 
 
 

 

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