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What is a WATERSHED APPROACH and how can we implement it locally?

Gallinas Watershed Council  watershed map

The GWC was founded to support a WATERSHED APPROACH in Las Gallinas Valley in North San Rafael. A watershed approach means we need to address ALL watershed issues as if they are linked together. Flood control is only one of these issues. A watershed approach addresses not just the flood zone homes included in FZ […]

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Russ Greenfield new advisory board member for FLOOD CONTROL ZONE #7

Russ Greenfield founder of Gallinas Watershed Council

Russ Greenfield is a founding board member and former president of the Gallinas Watershed Council (GWC). He was asked by outgoing Supervisor Susan Adams to serve as an advisory board member for FLOOD CONTROL ZONE #7 (FZ #7). Russ will replace Tim Ribble who is leaving the neighborhood. Russ helped found the GWC to support […]

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Please Comment on Gallinas Creek Dredging and Santa Venetia Drainage

The Gallinas Creek Geomorphic Dredge Technical Memorandum and the Santa Venetia Interior Drainage Study have been posted to the Gallinas Watershed Program website at www.marincounty.org The public comment period closes on March 6, 2015. Forward comments to Laurie Williams, Senior Watershed Planner at lwilliams@marincounty.org . The Gallinas Creek Flood Protection and Watershed Program is a project […]

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Civic Center Watershed Restoration Project

Civic Center Lagoon Prject 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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1st Gallinas Creek King Tide Tour 1/20/15

Gallinas Creek Tour

Join us Tuesday January 20 for our first Gallinas Creek King Tide Tour!   King Tides in January 2015 are from January 18-21. These are the highest tides of the year – some are almost 7 feet! Date: Tuesday Jan 20, 2015 Time: 11:30 AM – 2 PM 11:30 Meet and check in 11:45 AM […]

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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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