The Vallejo Watershed Alliance is a partnership of public agencies
and interested individuals working together to improve the greater Vallejo
watershed. Our mission is to raise awareness, create local partnerships
and promote sustainable management of Vallejo’s watersheds.
Hanns Park Restoration
Saturday, June 22 9 a.m. to Noon
This is the last time we'll work on Hanns Park until October, so join us! We'll be watering the new native grass plugs (planted by third graders this spring) and mulching to protect them from summer heat. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, gloves, and sunscreen. Everyone welcome. Free refreshments.
Park Cleanup and BBQ
Saturday, July 20 9 a.m. to Noon
Every year, Alliance volunteers spend an easy morning picking up trash around the lake in Blue Rock Springs Creek Park and celebrating the prior year's work with a fun and free BBQ! Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, gloves and sunscreen. Everyone welcome. Lunch is free, but PLEASE RSVP to 644-8949 ext. 292 or email info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org so we know how much food to prepare.
Annual Planning Meeting
Saturday, August 3 9 a.m. to Noon
We are very excited to announce that Phil Stevens from Berkeley's Urban Creeks Council will be our guest speaker this year. Phil will talk about developing new tools for setting restoration goals and measuring success; experimenting with approaches to revegetating flood-control channels; and developing long-term volunteer-powered stream stewardship programs. Phil's talk will comprise the first half of the morning, later we'll prioritize and calendar workdays and research projects for the next twelve months. The event will take place in the Vista Room of the Cultural Center at Dan Foley Park. All are welcome; free refreshments.
Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 21 9 a.m. to Noon
Vallejo's CCD is a fantastic event, and the Alliance is proud to be part of it. You can choose from more than a dozen sites around the city; the Alliance will be on the corner of Fairgrounds Drive and Coach Lane to clean Rindler Creek. Free lunch for volunteers at the Marina after the cleanup.
Questions about any of these events? Email info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org
2013 PLANNING MEETINGS
Meetings take place at 7:30 a.m. at the offices of the Vallejo
Sanitation & Flood Control District at 450 Ryder Street. All are welcome. Free
refreshments. For meeting information, contact
info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org or call
Jennifer at 644-8949 ext. 292.
April 11 May 16 (may take place at a different location)
WHAT IS A WATERSHED?
A watershed is an area of land that channels rainfall downhill (above or below ground) to join with the outflow of another watershed or into a marsh, river, lake, ocean, or underground aquifer. A watershed includes all surface water, groundwater, soils, vegetation, animals and human activities contained within its area.
Programs to Watch
PBS Frontline documentary: Poisoned Waters
California's Water: We All Live in a Watershed
Visit the Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control website at www.VSFCD.com and follow the links to the watershed map, which shows how water moves across our local landscape.
The Weed Workers' Handbook: A Guide to Techniques for Removing Bay Area Invasive Plants. This helpful document was produced by The Watershed Project and the California Invasive Plant Council. You can find it at http://www.cal-ipc.org/ip/management/wwh/index.php
DriWater is a gel product that waters newly planted shrubs and trees for up to two months when irrigation is unavailable. Check it out at www.DriWater.com
RainBird also sells gel packs and perforated tubes to water newly planted natives. http://store.rainbird.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=32&cat=Irrigation+Supplement
Vallejo Watershed Alliance
(707) 644-8949 ext. 292
P.O. Box 1630
Vallejo, CA 94590