CALENDAR

The acwForum Calendar list includes a variety of acwForum events that are sponsored by or posted by acwForum Members (signatories), and may include volunteer or stewardship opportunities in the watershed, upcoming meetings, workgroup activities, field trips, seminars, etc. All events are oriented to fulfilling the overarching acwForum mission - to improve water-related beneficial issues and resources within the Alameda Creek Watershed. Scroll through the Calendar list for upcoming events or to view completed acwForum Calendar items.

Watershed Day at the Capitol
2018-04-25
Sacramento

The California Watershed Network is holding its 13th annual "Watershed Day at the Capitol" in Sacramento on April 25th. The day includes a morning program (starting at 9 am) of updates on policy and legislation related to watershed restoration in California. The afternoon consists of visits to legislators offices to share stories and needs. More info soon at www.watershednetwork.org

Josh Bradt - BAWN (Bay Area Watershed Network), josh.bradt@sfestuary.org

ACWD
2018-04-23
Niles, Fremont

You're Invited! ACWD's Fishway Construction Groundbreaking Event

Please join the Alameda County Water District as we break ground on this very important fish passage project.

ACWD, PublicAffairs@acwd.com

Working with Volunteers: Invasive Plant Management
2018-04-07
Trudeau Conference Center, Oakland

Free workshop for stewards of natural areas:  Weed Management Training for Volunteers;  April 7, 2018 in Oakland

Do you volunteer working to improve habitat in local parks or open spaces?  Would you like to steward a local natural area but don’t know where to begin?  The California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) , East Bay Regional Parks District, and Calflora are partnering with local conservation organizations to host Working with Volunteers: Invasive Plant Management, a free 1-day training for members of local groups who are concerned with or would like to learn more about the control of invasive plants.  Participants will learn the basics of weed management, hear about diverse restoration efforts in our area, and meet fellow stewards.   The training workshop will be held on Saturday, April 7th from 9am - 3pm at the Trudeau Conference Center in Oakland.  Workshop topics will include:

·       The biology and ecology of invasive plants,

·       Invasive plant management tools and best practices,

·       Resources available to assist you with your project,

·       Break-out sessions focusing on tool types, group management techniques, and using a restoration framework for weed management,

·       Use of Calfora and the Observer Pro app to document and map invasive and native plants.

Space is limited, so register now!

 

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California Invasive Plant Council, info@cal-ipc.org

STATE OF THE WATERSHED
2016-10-25
Fremont Teen Center - 39770 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont

The Alameda Creek Watershed Forum presents
 the STATE OF THE WATERSHED

 Join us for the new annual autumn conference, featuring presentations, updates, and networking opportunities with colleagues and parter agencies. Topics include:

 Watershed Report Card
---Lastest information on Toxic Algae - Regional Water Quality Control Board
---Fisheries and fish passage projects

Planning and Implementation
---A planning medley - Alameda County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
---Updates on Calaveras Dam construction and the Alameda Creek Diversion Dam Fish Ladder - San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
---Medeiros Parkway floodplain stream restoration project - Zone 7 Water Agency
---Living Arroyos stewardship program - Livermore Area Recreation and Parks Department with Zone 7 Water Agency
---Niles Cone Groundwater Basin management - Alameda County Water District

5-minute News
Participants have the opportunity to share brief updates and announcements with conference attendees. Reserve your 5 minutes! Contact: Leslie Perry - leslie perry@waterboards.ca.gov 
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Morning coffee and lunch provided with registration. 

 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! Host an information table at the event as a valued lunch sponsor. Sponsor levels:
1. Creek Sponsor $25 - Named on all printed conference materials.
2. Stream Sponsor $75 - Named on all printed conference materials AND - One table for flyers and information in conference room/sponsor hall.
3. Watershed Sponsor $200 - Named on all printed conference materials AND - TWO tables for project display and information in conference room/sponsor hall.
4. Distinguished acwForum Sponsor $500 - All of the above PLUS - Lunchtime presentation on a recent project and/or to market your organization.

Sponsorship questions? Contact: Ian Howell - ian.howell@acrcd.org 
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Ian Howell, ian.howell@acrcd.org

Creek Cleanup Day
2016-09-17
Lower Niles Canyon

Alameda Creek Alliance is hosting a creek cleanup at their adopted spot in lower Niles Canyon on Saturday, September 17 as part of Coastal Cleanup Day. More info at http://www.alamedacreek.org/upcoming-events/events.php.

Ralph Boniello, ralph@alamedacreek.org