Sunol Watershed Center Meeting - May 6
The SFPUC will host a meeting about the proposed Alameda Creek Watershed Center in Sunol. The meeting will be Wednesday, May 6, from 10 am to noon, at the Sunol Yard Conference Room, 505 Paloma Way in Sunol near the water temple.
The SFPUC has been working with the Sunol community for years on a proposed
watershed center at the Sunol Water Temple. They are moving forward with
more refined designs and have committed to checking in with the community
throughout this process. The May 6 meeting will be an opportunity to hear
about the latest architectural designs and interpretive display designs,
as well as project and schedule updates.
For more information, contact Betsy Lauppe Rhodes of the SFPUC at email@example.com, 415-554-3240.
Alameda Creek Cleanup - May 23
Join us for a creek workday to continue our efforts removing ivy and other invasive plants along Alameda Creek in Niles, on Saturday, May 23, from 10 am to 1 pm. We'll continue clearing ivy from the crowns and bases of trees and we'll pick up any trash we find along the creek. We'll also take time for a short walk along the creek to observe and discuss the local ecology.
Meet at the Niles
Staging Area parking lot along Old Canyon Road at Canyon Oaks Court,
in the Niles area of Fremont. Work clothes are recommended, including long
pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes that can get dirty (sneakers or boots).
A long-sleeve shirt and hat are recommended. We'll provide gloves, waste
bags, litter grabbers, water, and a snack. Please bring your own reusable
water bottle to fill. RSVP to Ralph Boniello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alameda Creek Watershed Conference May 28
The Alameda Creek Watershed Forums annual conference will take place on Thursday, May 28 in Livermore. The theme is Waters Journey Across Managed Land in the Alameda Creek Watershed.
Special Event! DamNation Film Screening in Niles - July 24
Join the Alameda Creek Alliance for a special screening of DamNation, the award-winning documentary film about dam removal, on Friday, July 24, from 7-9 pm at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, 37417 Niles Boulevard in Fremont.
Get your tickets today to view this powerful film odyssey across America that explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation's majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
Watch the trailer for DamNation
Tickets are only $5 - buy your film tickets here:
The screening is a benefit for the Alameda Creek Alliance.