We hope you are having a great summer!

Board Meeting, Sunday August 17, 4pm

The board of the nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, Friends of Willow Creek, will be meeting Creekside at Nevada and Bridgeway (Willow Grove) at 4:00 pm on Sunday August 17, in case you would like to come by and talk about the creek activities and the ambitious plan to daylight the creek all the way through town to the Bay, and of course meet your friendly board members and learn about opportunities to be more active in this organization.

Our board meetings are low key – we talk about upcoming school year activities, integrating the creek site with all the grades at Willow Creek Academy, but we welcome students from other schools at the creek too. We spread out a picnic blanket and have some snacks and drinks. We talk about the weekend creek cleanup events and what to focus on in the coming year. We talk about ways to better engage the residents and businesses of our community in this stewardship effort. This year we are so excited to welcome back STRAW (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed) of Point Blue Conservation Science, the famous and effective organization with over 40 sites in the North Bay, to assist with the environmental education curriculum at WCA and applying it to the creek stewardship site at “Willow Grove”.

Daylighting Plan Concept Distributed to Officials

It was a milestone this past June 4, 2014, when we mailed out the conceptual Creek Daylighting Plan Pashe 1 for the Willow Creek Academy campus to the City Manager, City Council, School District board and superintendent, Willow Creek Academy board, Marinship Committee, Planning Commission, Marin Conservation League and the County Stormwater Program. We will be posting this on our website soon for all to see. We want to thank Prunuske-Chatham, Inc., the consulting engineering firm that put together these magnificent conceptual plans for a fraction of the cost they would normally require, and the Jiji Foundation for funding this work as well as our in-house surveying and drafting work. We will keep you posted on the progress of this effort to daylight the creek through the school and beyond!

Water Conservation – You Can Help!

This summer’s newsletter would not be complete without a friendly reminder to make extra efforts to conserve water during this historic drought, which is 6 of the last 7 years. If you are interested in specific recommendations, there is a user-friendly website at www.saveourwater.com that lays out simple things everyone can do to cut back on water use and contribute to the worthy cause! If there is another drought year next year, these actions will extend our precious supply further and keep the well from going dry.

Thanks for helping with the creek!
See you soon!
Steve Moore, Director
Friends of Willow Creek (of Sausalito)
311 South St
Sausalito CA 94965
(415) 730-0089

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