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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

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 -


Designing with Drought Tolerant Plants - UCANR


Plants for Birds - Audubon


Guide to Gardening during COVID-19 -


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


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

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