Salmonid Restoration Federation
April 19 - 22, 2022
Santa Cruz, California

Creating Opportunities for Community Involvement to Address Common Urban Stream Management Issues

22 April 2022
1:30pm - 5:00pm

Session Coordinator: Jessica Hall, California Urban Streams Partnership

This session will focus on addressing community involvement in some of the most pressing issues facing urban streams, highlighting why community engagement in urban areas is crucial to successful long-term restoration and management. Speakers will focus on engaging diverse communities in stream stewardship, including homeless populations, landowners, the urban and rural divide, and under-served urban populations. How can we forge and maintain collaborative relationships to steward our shared resources? How can we learn from our past mistakes in urban stream management to create more inclusive and comprehensive collaborations? We will examine how urban stream management can benefit both human populations and stream ecosystems through holistic flood management, steelhead recovery, trash management and more.

Engage, Educate, and Empower: Motivating Communities to Get on Board with Restoration in Their Backyards, Sarah Phillips, Marin Resource Conservation District
Addressing Property Owner Fears of Creeks, California Urban Streams Partnership
Coalition and Community-based Endangered Steelhead Recovery in Southern California, Sandra Jacobson, PhD, California Trout
Community-involved Creek Restoration in the Walnut Creek Watershed, Heather Rosmarin, Friends of Pleasant Hill Creeks, and Bob Simmons, Walnut Creek Watershed Council
Planting a Dream: A Community Designed Urban Park Connects People and Nature, Chelsea Neill, PG, Balance Hydrologics
Engaging Community to Protect the Pinole Creek Watershed: Assessment of Trash Impacts to Promote a Thriving Ecosystem, Ann Moriarty, Friends of Pinole Creek Watershed