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San Francisco Bay Fund Inventory of Projects

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Lower Watershed Assessment and Outreach Program

Organization: Friends of Sausal Creek
2001 Grant Recipient – Alameda County

Purpose

The Friends of Sausal Creek (FoSC) is a community-based organization dedicated to environmental stewardship of the Sausal Creek Watershed in Oakland, California. They work with residents, merchants, schools, youth groups, and members of local government to carry out monitoring, restoration, and education projects in the watershed.

The aim of The Lower Watershed Assessment and Outreach Program was to identify and eliminate sources of pollution entering Sausal Creek below MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland, and to increase awareness amongst community members in the lower watershed of the condition of Sausal Creek and how to protect it. To do this, the Friends of Sausal Creek collaborated with The Unity Council, a community development corporation based in the Fruitvale District.

The Program was a baseline monitoring program and a collaborative effort between the Friends of Sausal Creek (FoSC) and the Youth Environmental Advocates (YEA). YEA is an environmental education program (for high school students) of the Spanish Speaking Unity Council based in Oakland's Fruitvale District.

The assessment component of the project included a visual assessment conducted by YEA, 5 weeks of bacterial sampling conducted by an FoSC volunteer and the program leader, and water quality monitoring conducted by YEA and the program leader.

NRPI Database Entry

Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC) has ongoing volunteer activities. For events and programs, email the organization's coordinator at coordinator@sausalcreek.org, or visit their website at: http://www.sausalcreek.org/volunteer/volunteer.html

Contact for the Project

Kimra McAfee
Executive Director
Friends of Sausal Creek
Phone: (510) 501-3672
Email: Coordinator@SausalCreek.org

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Project Photos

YEA students went to schools and community meetings to do interactive presentations about
the 4'Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot (Compost)).

YEA students went to schools and community meetings to do interactive presentations about the 4'Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot (Compost)).

Students at our native plant nursery planting buckeyes as well as learning about native
plants and the parks in our watershed.

Students at our native plant nursery planting buckeyes as well as learning about native plants and the parks in our watershed.

Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC) volunteer Sue Morgan showing plant propagation to Marie Sanner's
fifth grade students from Hawthorne Elementary School in the Fruitvale District of Oakland.
FOSC native plant nursery, Joaquin Miller Park.

Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC) volunteer Sue Morgan showing plant propagation to Marie Sanner's fifth grade students from Hawthorne Elementary School in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. FOSC native plant nursery, Joaquin Miller Park.

YEA students
monitoring oysters on the Fruitvale Bridge in October 2001.

YEA students monitoring oysters on the Fruitvale Bridge in October 2001.

Last modified: 7/11/2012 11:36 PM by S. Haren

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