Salmonid Restoration Federation
31 March - 3 April, 2020
Santa Cruz, California

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

02 April 2020
Session Coordinators: 
Ann Riley, Co-founder California Urban Streams Partnership
San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board 
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.

Coalition and Community-based Endangered Steelhead Recovery in Southern California
Sandra Jacobson, Ph.D. California Trout, Director – South Coast Region 

A Summary of Building Community Capacity in Southern California Urban Stream Management
Michael Wellborn, California Watershed Network

Community-Based Ecological Solutions to Reduce Risk of Flooding in the Rheem Creek Watershed
Anne Bremer, Education and Community Programs Manager, The Watershed Project

Addressing Property Owner Fears of Creeks
Emanuel Peterson and Ann Riley, California Urban Streams Partnership

Working with Homeless Populations to Reclaim and Restore Urban Coastal Habitat
Herman Garcia, Founder and Executive Director, Coastal Habitat Education and Environmental Restoration (CHEER)

Engage, Educate, and Empower: Motivating Communities to Get on Board with Restoration in Their Backyards
Sarah Phillips, Marin Resource Conservation District