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  A Creek Runs Through It
November 11, 2003

Developers and Richmond planners like to call them “ditches,” but Richmond is replete with magnificent creeks, including Wildcat, San Pablo, Rheem, Garrity, Baxter and Cerritos. To learn more, come join me at the Second Quadrennial Contra Costa County Creek and Watershed Symposium, which will be held 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at:


Shadelands Arts Center

11 North Wiget Lane at Ignacio Valley Road

Walnut Creek, CA


Program and registration information is at http://www.cocowaterweb.org/. The event is free, but $5.00 will be charged for lunch.


Contra Costa Watershed Forum (CCWF) is an open committee of some fifty individuals and organizations large and small, including federal and state agencies, local agencies, professional watershed research organizations and consultants, the "Friends" of various creeks, and community education organizations. The resources we are concerned with are the watersheds of Contra Costa County, California.  From the micro, intermittent stream to the macro, great basins that shed water into blue-line creeks and the water supply system, the members of the CCWF work together to find common approaches to making our variety of water resources into healthy, functional, attractive, and safe community assets. These creek and watershed features are often the closest tie the County’s 900,000 residents have to their natural environment.