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.
Maguire Peaks Hike - June 7
Join us for a late spring hike around Maguire Peaks in Sunol Regional Wilderness, on Sunday June 7th at 8 am. We'll host Theo Fitanides, manager of the California Native Plant Society's Native Here Nursery in Tilden, who will help us identify birds by sound in addition to lending his expertise on the native flora of the area.
We'll hike the Maguire Peaks Loop trail, ascending to it via the Upper Maguire Peaks Trail. The entire trip is over 5 miles, and we will have the option of a short side-trip to the peak itself. This hike contains plants that are rare in other areas of the park, and will treat us to views of San Antonio Reservoir. The entire trip will take roughly 5 hours, including lunch.
Space is limited, so RSVP today. Additional information and free tickets
can be found on our Eventbrite
page for the hike.
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.
The 87-minute film will be followed by a brief discussion of the progress on dam removal and fish passage projects in the Alameda Creek watershed and San Francisquito Creek in Palo Alto.
Special guest: Gordon Becker, Senior Scientist at the Center for Ecosystem
Management and Restoration, will speak on the topic of Stanford University's
Searsville Dam. Gordon is expert for the plaintiff in an Endangered Species
Act lawsuit alleging harm to steelhead and other species from the dam and
its operations. He will offer his observations on Stanford's track record
regarding regulatory compliance and their proposed solutions to the problems
presented by the dam and diversion.