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Civic Center Watershed Restoration Project launched

Civic Center Lagoon Project Launch at Bioneers Conference

A project to improve the water quality of the Civic Center watershed was launched in October 2014  during the annual Bioneers Conference. Since 1998 the Bioneers Conference has met every October at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Civic Center. The prestigious event brings national attention to the Civic Center area between the South Fork of Gallinas Creek […]

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What to Green Using Graywater – SVNA Neighborhood Connections lecture

Laundry Graywater

About 10 Santa Venetia neighbors met at Le Chalet Basque Wed., Sept. 24, to learn how to stay green with graywater. Organized by neighbors Kathleen Nemetz, Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, and Realtor® Yvonne Young, the meeting was the second Neighborhood Connections meeting to be co-sponsored with the Santa Venetia Neighborhood Association.   Many of the 10 […]

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RIP California Clapper Rail. Welcome California Ridgway’s Rail!

California Ridgway

Remember when Pluto was demoted from Planet to Dwarf Planet? That’s kind of how this feels… Our beloved GWC mascot, the California Clapper Rail, is apparently NOT a clapper rail. Nope, this is not a joke. The California Clapper Rail is now called the California Ridgway’s Rail. Read the KQED article below… and please welcome […]

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Sept 20 Volunteer for Coastal Clean-up Day

CA Coastal Cleanup 2014

The Friends of China Camp (FOCC) and Gallinas Watershed Council (GWC) are participating in Coastal Cleanup Day at China Camp. What is Coastal Cleanup? Coastal Cleanup Day is an annual event in California and around the country. Everyone helps keep waterways and shorelines clean. Here in the Gallinas Watershed we venture out onto Gallinas Creek […]

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GWC Watershed Model displayed at SVNA Labor Day Picnic

Watershed Model

The GWC booth was a popular stop for young and old at the annual SVNA Labor Day Picnic in Santa Venetia. Our watershed model demonstration attracted many youngsters from the neighborhood and our volunteers signed up new supporters. We all enjoyed the live music by the band Moonlight Rodeo which features Kurt Huget and friends. […]

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