Calendar

Feb
15
Sat
Creekside Restoration with One Tam
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Marin County Parks and One Tam staff to enhance native plants at a site once dominated by non-native grasses and weeds. Dress in layers you can get dirty, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water. Please bring gloves if you have them. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Questions or to RSVP: Contact Volunteer Coordinator Kirk Schroeder at (415) 763-2977.

Feb
20
Thu
Board Meeting
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

San Anselmo Historical Society Room, 110 Tunstead Avenue, San Anselmo

Feb
29
Sat
Home Landscaping in a Changing Climate: Fire Smart, Water Wise and Biodiverse @ Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please join a very special all-day symposium, exploring ways to integrate the needs of local agencies that wish to keep us safe with our need to be surrounded by biodiversity and habitat for pollinators and other creatures. Taking an integrated and diversified approach simplifies maintenance, produces healthier living spaces, and creates natural resilience to temperature swings. Hear a gathering of experts tell of methods to manage water, enrich the soil, and build firewise landscapes with thriving plants that encourage biodiversity. Executive Director of CNPS, Dan Gluesenkamp, is the keynote speaker.

Co-sponsored by Marin Conservation League and Bee Audacious.
$75 regular admission; $60 students; includes continental breakfast and box lunch, snacks and coffee, plus a wine reception from 4-5 pm.

For more information and to register, visit magc.org

Mar
7
Sat
Erosion Control Workshop @ Nicasio
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

If you live next to a stream, a typical problem experienced is creek bank erosion. Soil bioengineering includes many biotechnical techniques that combine plant materials and soil to accomplish bank stabilization, erosion control, and improve habitat and water quality. This approach has many benefits over “traditional” erosion control methods that include the following but are not limited to:

– It is cost effective: Many of these techniques can be done by homeowners. Willow stakes can be locally harvested. It is cheaper in relations to long-term maintenance when compared to the traditional structural, hard engineering techniques such as rip rap, retaining walls and/or concrete.

– Long-term stability: Planting riparian vegetation can offer long-term protection against erosion due to roots having similar to greater strength than concrete. Roots can absorb erosive energy from the stream without deflecting the problem to another section of the creek bank or channel. Rooting can also quickly control channel incision.

– Improve habitat for wildlife: Riparian vegetation provides food and shelter for wildlife. When trees are established, they provide canopy cover over the channel, which keeps the water temperatures cool, and allows stream life to thrive.

SPACE IS LIMITED and ADDRESS WILL BE PROVIDED UPON SUCCESSFUL REGISTRATION. PLEASE REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/streambank-stabilization-workshop-tickets-94728616843

For questions, contact Arianna at: Arianna.Topbjerg@waterboards.ca.gov (510)-622-2406
Co-sponsored by Marin Resource Conservation District

Mar
19
Thu
Board Meeting
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

San Anselmo Historical Society Room, 110 Tunstead Avenue, San Anselmo

Mar
21
Sat
Creekside Restoration with One Tam
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Marin County Parks and One Tam staff to enhance native plants at a site once dominated by non-native grasses and weeds. Dress in layers you can get dirty, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water. Please bring gloves if you have them. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Questions or to RSVP: Contact Volunteer Coordinator Kirk Schroeder at (415) 763-2977.

Habitat Restoration: Broom Bust with Marin Stables
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sprinkle or shine, meet your friends and family at Marin Stables for a day of habitat restoration with MMWD. Have a fun morning pulling broom, and then enjoy Cowboy Chili with all the fixings at noon! Meet us at Marin Stables, at the end of Wood Lane, off Porteous Avenue in Fairfax.

RSVPs are encouraged, but not required for this event.

For all events, please bring a water bottle, closed-toe shoes and clothes for variable weather. Bring your lunch. We will provide tools, breakfast snacks and water!

Minors under the age of 16 must have a guardian present. Those ages 16-18 must have permission from a guardian.

For more information please check our webpage MarinWater.org/volunteer or if you have any questions please email us at VolunteerProgram@MarinWater.org or call 415.945.1128.

Apr
16
Thu
Board Meeting
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm

San Anselmo Historical Society Room, 110 Tunstead Avenue, San Anselmo.

Apr
18
Sat
Earth Day Event at Hal Brown Park
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
16
Sat
Creekside Restoration with One Tam
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Marin County Parks and One Tam staff to enhance native plants at a site once dominated by non-native grasses and weeds. Dress in layers you can get dirty, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water. Please bring gloves if you have them. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Questions or to RSVP: Contact Volunteer Coordinator Kirk Schroeder at (415) 763-2977.