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Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed to Host Martin Luther King Day of Service

Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed to Host Martin Luther King Day of Service

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The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed will host its 6th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 18 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in both Antioch and Oakley. You are invited to join the group as they clean up, plant, weed and mulch while learning riparian ecology while honoring Dr. King. The sites include: Antioch — Upper Sand Creek Basin located at 6801 Deer Valley Road: At this location,…

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Sept. 19: Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed to Host Creek Cleanup Event

Sept. 19: Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed to Host Creek Cleanup Event

On Saturday September 19, the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed will be hosting a cleanup at 9-sites on Marsh Creek on California Coastal Cleanup Day. Last year, they had over 300 volunteers remove 6-tons of trash from 20-miles of creek and Delta Waterways. Pre-registration is encouraged and a waiver form is needed. To register, click here. The sites Include: Oakley Cypress Rd located at 240 E…

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Tonight: Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed to Talk Flood Control & Marsh Creek

On Thursday night between 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed will host the Contra Costa Flood Control District to discuss the role that Flood Control plays in protecting homes and helping restore environmental resources.

According to FOMCW after World War II, the population of Contra Costa expanded dramatically. Due to this rapid growth, many homes and businesses were built in…

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Tonight: FOMCW to Host Meeting on "What We Are Putting In Our Water"

Join the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed tonight from 6:30-8:30pm where they will discuss “What Are We Putting In Our Water and May Not Know We Are Doing So”.

The Friends of Marsh Creek are encouraging people as spring begins to start to think about battling the bugs and helping making our plants more productive and protected.  The fertilizers and pesticides we use can (and do) get washed in to…

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Saturday: Hike Scheduled for Mount Diablo State Park

Join Save Mount Diablo and Friends of Marsh Creek as they offer a series of hikes showcasing one of Contra Costa County’s most important natural resources, the Marsh Creek Watershed. The second installment of hikes showcases more of the upper watershed while offering views of nearly the entire area that drains down to Marsh Creek. Join experience hike leader, Patrick Kelly, on a hike through…

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Saturday: Getting to know Marsh Creek, Top to Bottom Hike Begins at Morgan Territory

The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed and Save Mount Diablo will begin their tour of Marsh Creek Top to Bottom we will start at the headlands of Marsh Creek. Saturdays event will explore Morgan Territory.

Morgan Territory is many conservationists’ favorite East Bay Park; the link between two huge parks, Mt. Diablo and Los Vaqueros. It’s the blue oak-wooded headwaters of Marsh Creek and you can…

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Photos: Volunteers Pull Trash from Upper Sand Creek Basin

On January 19, nearly 35 volunteers cleaned up trash at the Upper Sand Creek Basin in Antioch during the Martin Luther King Day of Service.

Hosting by the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed and Contra Costa County Flood Control, volunteers got muddy as they pulled multiple bags of trash, including medical equipment from the basin.

The Sand Creek Basin is a 10-acre, $10 million flood protection and…

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Today: Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed to Host Fish Ladder Walk

The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed (FOMCW) will be hosting a Fish Ladder Walk Sunday from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm to look for salmon and to learn about their efforts to bring back the salmon population to Marsh Creek.

At 12:30  PM FOMCW Intern Mary Helen Nicolini will highlight what FOMCW is doing for water quality monitoring and how it impacts the groups efforts to bring back the salmon. At…

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Oakley Councilwoman Announces Candidacy for East Bay Regional Parks District Board

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OAKLEY — Today, Oakley City Council Member and Executive Director for the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed, Diane Burgis, announced her candidacy for East Bay Regional Parks District Board, Ward 7.  Incumbent, Ted Radke, is retiring and not seeking re-election.

“Ted Radke has served our community with distinction on the East Bay Regional Parks District Board and I am honored to have earned his…

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Tonight: Fire Chief to Speak at Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed Meeting

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East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Fire Chief Hugh Henderson will be the special guest speaker this evening at the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed Meeting.

According to Diane Burgis, executive director of Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed, Chief Henderson will be speaking about last summer’s fire on Mount Diablo while also discussing the way fire districts fire fighter while still…

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FOMCW To Discuss Dutch Slough Wetland Restoration Project Tonight
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The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed will be hosting their monthly meeting this evening which will feature a presentation by Patty Finfrock, California Department of Water Resources, where she will discuss the Dutch Slough Wetland Restoration Project.

The project is a 1200 acre wetland restoration project located at the mouth of Marsh Creek on the Delta in Oakley, this project 10 years in the…

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