Stevens & Permanente Creeks Watershed Council

Stevens & Permanente Creeks
Watershed Council
a project of Acterra

2353 Venndale Ave.

San Jose, CA 95124

Tel: (408) 356-8258

Getting Involved

The Watershed Management Plan under development

Community Events

Come to a Meeting

Volunteer to Monitor Water Quality

Map Invasive Plants on Stevens Creek

Start a Program at Your School

 

The Watershed Management Plan

This project is the cornerstone of the Stevens & Permanente
Creeks Watershed Council and its power.

This plan will prioritize issues, assign responsibilities, and set achievable goals for the short term. The first draft was completed ahead of schedule. Draft available here for review.

We are now working on a watershed Assessment which is an intergral part of the full plan. We could use volunteers who wish to gain experience working on watershed assessments. Contact Kristy McCumby-Hyland if you are interested.

The final planwill be formulated by members of the watershed council with input from agency representatives, SCVWD, SCBWMI, environmental organizations, and other stakeholders.

We are hoping to recieve a grant to complete this work late in 2007.

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Community Events

La Avenida

Coastal Cleanup Day and National River cleanup day sponsor many fun and social clean-up events. Check out their websites for the next event!

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Come to a Meeting

The Stevens & Permanente Creeks Watershed Council meets every other month to discuss ongoing projects, future plans, and current events that affect the watershed.

On a City level, check out the local Planning Board, Land Trust, or Commission meetings. These organizations make many important decisions that impact land use, water quality, and other environmental issues.

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Volunteer to Monitor Water Quality

We are currently conducting a Water Quality Monitoring program which will inform us about the water quality at four locations on Stevens Creek.

Check-out the photos at our gallery. 
 http://wwww.spcwc.org/photos

Contact our Outreach Coordinator for more information or to sign up for training. 

We will also be conducting a Aquatic insect (Benthic Macroinvertabreate) survey in 2006.

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Become a Citizen Streamkeeper

We have a Citizen Streamkeeper program and are looking for volunteers to adopt a portion of Stevens or Permanente Creek after going through our training on how to be a Streamkeeper.

Contact our Streamkeeper for more information or to sign up for the training.

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Map Invasive Plants on Stevens Creek

above is a photo of a highly ivassive Salt Cedar plant located near the Bay.

Would you like to learn how to use a GPS for mapping? Do you like to take long creek walks?

Then join us this Spring and Summer as we map 10 invasive plant species on Stevens Creek.

Training is provided and you will be working in small teams.

Contact our Outreach Coordinator for more information or to sign up for training. 

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Start a Program at Your School

Watersheds are a valuable educational tool and can add a lot to science curricula in any grade. There are many on-line resources that can help in planning lessons, connecting with other schools and programs, and obtaining necessary materials.

Email the Flycasters ED Foundation to find out how they brought watershed education to local schools.

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