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December 2018

Volunteer Appreciation Workday

December 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wilkie Creek site, 4805 Santa Rita Rd.
Richmond, CA 94803 United States
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Join us for our year-end Volunteer Appreciation Work Party at our Wilkie Creek site, and plant some wildflower seeds to take home for your garden. Enjoy seasonal snacks, and help restore this beautiful creekside park. People with all levels of experience are welcome. Please wear sturdy shoes, comfortable work clothes, and bring a water bottle. SPAWNERS will provide tools, gloves, and snacks.

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April 2019

Talk on Indigenous Native American Plants

April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elks Lodge of El Sobrante, 3931 San Pablo Dam Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803 United States
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Learn about Indigenous Native American Edible, Useful, Medicinal, and Ceremonial Plants of the East Bay from renowned naturalist Doc Hale!

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SPAWNERS Earth Day Celebration

April 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Elk’s Lodge, 3931 San Pablo Dam Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803 United States
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Come together to clean up our creek and community on Earth Day! We'll have crafts and activities for children, informational booths, and a light breakfast and lunch for volunteers. Please wear sturdy shoes, comfortable work clothes, and bring a water bottle. This is a family friendly event. Please RSVP to helen@thewatershedproject.org.

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May 2019

Walk exploring Indigenous Native American Plants

May 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States
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Join Doc Hale at Civic Park in Walnut Creek for a short walk exploring native vegetation and pollinator habitat, focusing on Indigenous Native American edible, medicinal, useful, and ceremonial plants. Please allow enough time to meet promptly at 6. No dogs allowed on walk. Directions: Meet at the Civic Park bridge, 1375 Civic Drive, across the street from Contra Costa County Fire Station 1. Park in Civic Park or up Civic Drive at the Social Security Offices.

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June 2019

Nature Walk with Bob Flasher

June 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bear Creek Staging Area, Briones Regional Park

Join naturalist Bob Flasher for a nature walk where we’ll learn about benthic macro-invertebrates, bottom-dwelling creek bugs that indicate water quality. We’ll follow Bear Creek Trail across the creek and through beautiful oak and bay woodlands; one section is moderately steep downhill so please bring hiking poles if you need them. Directions: Meet at the Bear Creek Staging Area in Briones Regional Park. From San Pablo Dam Road, take Bear Creek Road east for 4 miles. Turn right on Briones…

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July 2019

Forest Bathing with Nancy Foster

July 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area, 6531 San Pablo Dam Rd
El Sobrante, CA 94803 United States
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Join Nancy Foster in Kennedy Grove for a new kind of nature walk: Forest Bathing. Originating in Japan in 2004, forest bathing involves meditative walking. Our intention is to engage all our senses in the present moment while we absorb the forest’s healing properties and beauty. *Limited space – pre-registration is required!* Email helen@thewatershedproject.org to save your space. Apologies to your canine friends, but please leave dogs at home for this hike. Directions: Meet at the Kennedy Grove parking lot,…

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October 2019

In the Land of My Ancestors

October 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elk’s Lodge, 3931 San Pablo Dam Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803 United States
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Join SPAWNERS for this special presentation of In the Land of My Ancestors, a documentary short that celebrates the living legacy and generosity of Ohlone elder, Ann Marie Sayers. The film shines the light on how Sayers has offered her traditional land, the Indian Canyon, to all Native people who don't have traditional lands for ceremonies. Meet at the Elks Lodge meeting room, 3931 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante. Look for the SPAWNERS sign at the driveway, and enter…

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January 2020

Adopt-A-Road Cleanup

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
NE corner of Castro Rach Rd. and San Pablo Dam Rd.

SPAWNERS Cleanups - Castro Ranch Rd and D'Avila Way Saturday January 25, 9:30am-noon Meet at the NE corner of San Pablo Dam Rd. and Castro Ranch Rd. in Richmond Join SPAWNERS to pick up trash along our section of adopted Castro Ranch Road! We will also be sending a select volunteer cleanup crew to tackle dumping farther downstream at D'Avila Way. Please meet us at the NE corner of San Pablo Dam Road and Castro Ranch Road, and bring a…

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February 2020

SPAWNERS Talk

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
El Sobrante Library, 4191 Appian Way
El Sobrante, CA 94803 United States
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Public Speaker: Streamside Management Program for Landowners Tuesday February 4, 7pm El Sobrante Library Meeting Room, 4191 Appian Way in El Sobrante Do you live on a creek and have questions about how to maintain it? Join SPAWNERS for this special talk from the California Urban Streams Partnership (CUSP) on their Streamside Management Program for Landowners, which provides free advice about creek care, restoration, and maintenance for Contra Costa County residents. CUSP visits homes and properties to help identify what is…

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March 2020

3rd Saturday Volunteer Work Party

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wilkie Creek site, 4805 Santa Rita Rd.
Richmond, CA 94803 United States
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Join us at our Wilkie Creek restoration site to learn about native plant gardening and help us restore this beautiful creekside park! No experience necessary. People with all levels of experience are welcome. Please wear sturdy shoes, comfortable work clothes, and bring a water bottle. SPAWNERS will provide tools, gloves, and snacks. Heavy rain cancels.

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