Gallinas Watershed Council

Presents “Healthy Marin Watersheds and Creeks”

Please join Gallinas Watershed Council on Wednesday, May 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm to explore “Healthy Marin Watersheds and Creeks” at San Rafael City Hall. San Rafael City Councilmember Damon Connolly will host the event.

Across our nation, a watershed approach to protecting our creeks is occurring, bringing back to life the riparian ecosystem and the iconic and keystone species that live there. When we restore our watersheds we give clean water, biodiversity, recreation, beauty, food and enjoyment to future generations.

Join Guest Speakers Laura Chariton and Gordon Bennett as we find out ways we can all be a part of the solution to restoring watersheds and creeks. A special presentation of 20 years of successful restorations by the STRAW project (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed, a project of PRBO) will also be given. We will hear about Marin County’s draft Stream Conservation Ordinance and have time for audience Q&A. 

Laura Chariton holds a Master’s Degree in Riparian Policy, is a watershed specialist and a founder of Watershed Alliance of Marin. She will speak on what makes a healthy creek and what homeowners can do in their backyards while saving salmon, preventing flooding and stopping water pollution. She is a past Board member of Mill Valley StreamKeepers.

Gordon Bennett, Salmon Protection and Watershed Network, will address the draft Marin County Streamside Conservation Area Ordinance. Gordon is President of Marin Green Leadership and Save Our Seashore and on the Board of Directors of Audubon Canyon Ranch. Past experiences are as Chair of the Clean Energy Committee, Marin Group at Sierra Club; Chair of the Parks & Wildlife; and Board of Directors for Environmental Action Committee of West Marin.

The Gallinas Watershed Council is a 501c3 non profit group under MarinLink. We support watershed wise planning, restoration and education, in the 94903 area. For more information call Judy at 415-578-2580 or visit www.gallinaswatershed.org/ .