Water Stewardship Program
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GreenTown Los Altos is committed to watershed health. We are working with several non-profits, agencies and city governments to fulfill our missions. The two main areas of focus are listed below:
- Removing the fish barrier in Permanente Creek at the Bypass Diversion Channel
- Removing fish barriers along Adobe Creek at Hidden Villa and Foothill College
- Promoting education about Lehigh Cement’s discharge to Permanente Creek
- Water Monitoring of local creeks – March 18 Permanente Creek Event
- Semiannual Creek Clean Up events of Adobe and Permanente Creeks
- Annual Watershed Tours
- Flood analysis discussion – (see blog posts)
- Promoting Integrated Pest Management
- Signage on Adobe Creek
- Naming of minor Tributaries of Adobe and Permanente in order to protect them
- Advocating for greater set-back area and restrictions for creeks and their tributaries
- Reviewing city policies for storm water runoff, advocating for permeable surfaces
- and much more…
- Lawn Replacement Education
- Native Plant Advocates
- Irrigation Best Practices & Green Gardener Program
- Advocating Waterwise House Calls and Water Efficient Appliances
- Greywater Workshop
- Rain Barrel Workshop
- and much more…
Let it flow,
Watershed Stewardship Chair
- Read the report “California’s Water Footprint” published in Dec. 2012 by the Pacific Institute.
- View the video “Keeping Pollution at Bay” produced by Nate Becker, Oliver kask and kieran Stolorz and featuring Joe Eyre and Linda Gass of GreenTown Los Altos.
- View the video “Bringing Steelhead Back to the Streams of Los Altos”, created by Joe Eyre.
- View the GreenTown Los Altos Water Stewardship Program presentation, presented by Joe Eyre on January 18, 2011.
- View the presentation delivered by Frank Niccoli of The Village Gardener on “Beautiful, Water-saving Lawn Care and Replacement” and his list of California Native Plants.
- Check out Cleanbay.org – a project of the City of Palo Alto Watershed Protection Group
- Watch this short (3.33 mins) video featuring Brad Lancaster, the rainwater harvesting guru showing how easy it is to capture storm runoff through curb cuts.