Earth Day in Place 2020

Happy 50th Earth Day!

 

The FOSC community was scheduled to celebrate Earth Day on April 18 by working together on restoration projects from the top of Fern Ravine all the way down to Jingletown. While we will miss being with you this year, please join us as we celebrate Earth Day in Place -- working together while apart -- and find some creative ways to steward our planet. Now more than ever is the time to “act locally, think globally”. 

Below, find resources from the community and messages from some of our board members. Stay healthy, maintain your distance, and enjoy the health and cognitive benefits that the Sausal Creek Watershed and other open spaces offer.

 

--FOSC staff and board

A message from the Friends of Sausal Creek Board Members on Earth Day

Board President Jeff Stephens' Earth Day Message to the FOSC Community:

Jeff's Earth Day Story

Founding FOSC Board Member

Mark Rauzon's Earth Day Message

Earth Day Message from Board Member Mark Rauzon

Earth Day Message from

Carl Kohnert 

Activities to Inspire Earth Day at Home

Make a Difference, Starting at Home

The Gardener’s Guide to Sausal Creek Watershed - A FOSC Home Companion to Growing Native Plants

 

Closet Survey for Climate and Ocean Health - Fibershed and EcoCity

 

The Watershed Project’s Do It Yourself Earth Day - The Watershed Project 

 

Gardening with Nature - Friends of Five Creeks

 

Bay Friendly Gardening - StopWaste.org

 

Designing with Drought Tolerant Plants - UCANR

 

Plants for Birds - Audubon

 

Guide to Gardening during COVID-19 - StopWaste.org

 

Storing Fruits and Vegetables to Last Longer - Ecology Center

 

Pest Prevention By Design Guidelines - SF Environment

 

April Free Master Gardener Short Courses - Oregon State University

Learn

Health and Nature Webinar Series - A four part webinar series in partnership with the National Parks Service.

 

50 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in 2020 - California State Parks Foundation

 

City of Oakland’s 50+ Ideas for Earth Day at Home - City of Oakland 

 

Map of How Coronavirus has Changed Air Pollution - Gizmodo

 

Beyond Recognition - Short film on the Ohlone History, the Sogorea Te Land Trust and Indian People Organizing for Change 

 

Restoring the Little Things - Lecture by Professor Dough Tallam, Gardening for Biodiversity in a Climate Crisis symposium 

 

CNPS-SCV Video Archive - A rich repository of native plant studies, gardening information, ecology and climate in California 

 

The Story of Plastic - Digital Watch Party and Panel Discussion on April 25th 

 

Green Foothills 50th Panel Discussion - April 22nd

 

Stories from the Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation - Short video

 

Online Bringing Back the Native Garden Tours - April 26, May 3 and May 10th. Registration required at link.

 

Birds of Sausal Creek Watershed - A Checklist

Make Your Voice Heard: Citizen Science and Activism

Citizen Science Primer - Friends of Five Creeks 

 

Earth Day Challenge 2020: A Citizen Science Effort to Protect the Planet - Earth Day Network

 

Environmental Activism from Home - Friends of Five Creeks 

 

Earth Day Live - On April 22nd, 23rd and 24th activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists will come together for an empowering, inspiring, and communal three day livestream mobilization.

Just for Fun

Spring Almanac 2020: An Illustrated Guide to Northern California Nature - Bay Nature Magazine 

 

Nature Webcams in California - Friends of Five Creeks. Features ospreys, falcons, condors, jellyfish, kelp forests, the Farallon Islands, Yosemite, Channel Islands, elephant seals, sea otters and the Smith River. 

 

Illustrated National Parks Based On Their Worst Review - Amber Share

Friends of Sausal Creek

P.O. Box 2737

Oakland, CA 94602

 

coordinator@sausalcreek.org

 

phone: (510) 501-3672

Tax ID: 91-2147216

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