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Alameda Creek AllianceStevenCochraneSteven@AlamedaCreek.org
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Browser Dellums Institute for Sustainable Policy StudiesRobinFreemanrobinf5713@aol.comHow do we do community and agency tours of our site before a May 30 funding end dateAssuming you're not able to host an in-person tour: If possible, can one person go onsite and create a video to share virtually? If someone can't go to the site, do you have photos that you could incorporate into a virtual presentation? There are also cool Google Earth presentation tools that could be useful depending on your site. Thanks - we do have lots of photos - and will try the site videos
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California Invasive Plant CouncilClaireMeylercmeyler@cal-ipc.org
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Center for Natural Lands ManagementDeborahRogersdrogers@cnlm.orgBest navigation practices for tension between demand for public access (to preserves) and impact on preserve resources and staff; (legal/financial-penalty/optics) risk to staff if conducting 'essential' field work safely; biological and financial impacts if field work is delayed by one year (b/c of biological window)
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Central Arizona Conservation AllianceAnniaQuirozaquiroz@dbg.org
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Coastside Land TrustJo Chamberlainjo@coastsidelandtrust.org
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Creekside ScienceStuWeissstu@creeksidescience.comThanks to everyone who is contributing here. Because nature is on her own timeline and can't "shelter in place", we've been continuing our monitoring and management activities with BMPs like driving solo and maintaining 6' social distance in the field and not sharing equipment. And wearing colorful safety vests! Being out doing the work is a huge relief that gives us strength. It is also a gerat time to actually analyze our data, often the missing piece of stewardship projects
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CSU, ChicoEmilynSheffiedlesheffield@csuchico.edu
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EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICTEDDIEWILLISEWILLIS@EBPARKS.ORG
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EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICTDinaRobertsonDRobertson@ebparks.org
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EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICTJessicaSloanJSloan@ebparks.org
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Friends of Five CreeksSusanSchwartzf5creeks@gmail.comThe 3/30 webinar had a query about resuming volunteer activities, esp. re broom. We are a small volunteer organization -- a few experienced and knowledgeable weed warriors are working ias ndividuals as part of exercising. This is in very local projects close to home(s). We make it clear that we are not asking folks to do anything (this started at their request, and helps greatly with mental as well as physical health). We provide a list of potential targets, safety guidelines, and email updates so we coordinate to avoid gatherings, but do say it's OK if pairs work in the same general area while maintaining safe spacing. People bring their own gloves and tools (some on longterm loan). As the curve begins to flatten, this approach might be expandable -- e.g. tell folks who know what they are doing that they can pull or dig in the course of a walk. They also could map with CalFlora, important if lack of maintenance lets invasives expand, set seed, etc.
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Friends of Five CreeksSusanSchwartzf5creeks@gmail.comThe Watershed Project says in their enews that they are developing a "Do It Yourself Earth Day." This sounds to me like a great idea. Please don't steal their idea; give them proper credit and links. Do watch for their ideas ata www.thewatershedproject.org.
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Friends of Five CreeksSusanSchwartzf5creeks@gmail.comWe think that citizen science can be a great safety valve during the Covid-19 lockdown and also an important longterm investment in engagement with the natural world. See our handout (still bare bones, suggestions welcome) at http://www.fivecreeks.org/info/CitizenScience.pdf. If your site can be considered nearby, at least by some, what about encouraging ongoing use of iNaturalist, eBird, and other projects to be found via SciStarter and other sites? As mentioned above, knowledgeable folks provide needed information by mapping with CalFlora (they have to know enough to maintain the quality of the database). Some groups might have the resources to set up online evaluation of camera-trap photos or similar work that could be done at home using big databases.One project is "Virtual Urban BioBlitz", a group on Facebook started by BioBlitz.club and SFBBO. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2775065529395642. Each month, people can join the iNat project and record observations for that date. People are encouraged to stay close to home, but still take a closer look at nature. It was fun (I started with my yard) and went to a neighborhood nearby. - Deb Kramer, KCCB
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Friends of Five CreeksSusanSchwartzf5creeks@gmail.comI'm sure we've all notice the decrease in litter while we are all locked down. What about encouraging a count, maybe even starting a project, as a way to encourage keeping it that way. Not exactly a habitat stewardship project, mainly, but there doesn't seem to be such a conversation. Maybe one is needed? The coalition's new focus is supposed to include communities -- a different conversation, or title, could encourage a focus on neighborhoods, especially perhaps disadvantaged ones which, as was pointed out in the public-health webinar, are again being more disadvantaged by being told that they must not leave their neighborhoods. We hosted a Webinar for Coastal Cleanup Saturdays in September with Grassroots Ecology addressing how every little bit of action to remove litter results in a healthy environment, including the ocean. After the webinar, we invited participants to go out into their neighborhoods and collect litter for one hour. While out, we encouraged them to use the CleanSwell app (chosen by Valley Water for that event). - Deb Kramer, KCCB
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Friends of Five CreeksSusanSchwartzf5creeks@gmail.com
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Friends of Sausal CreekAnna Schmidtcoordinator@sausalcreek.org
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Friends of Sausal CreekJeffStephensjeffstephens@comcast.net
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Friends of Sausal CreekJayCassiannifoscnursery@gmail.com
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Golden Gate Audubon SocietyJanetCarpinellijcarpinelli@goldengateaudubon.orgWe want to bring very small groups out for habiatat restoration while keeping everyone safe. Like to see other groups' waiver forms and instructions. We have done two small events with long-time regular volunteers. everything worked out well. We are wondering about liability even if someone signs a waiver.
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Golden Gate National Parks ConservancyJaimieBaxterjbaxter@parksconservancy.orgHow do we continue to engage communities in stewarding the parks while we simultaneously close them down? Can we engage stewardship volunteers in more distance-based activities, such as solo butterfly monitoring or watering projects? What safety protocols and communication is required for these more indiviudal-based community science efforts? Can we encourage these activities when our parks are closed?
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Golden Gate National Parks ConservancyJaimieBaxterjbaxter@parksconservancy.orgWhat aspects of plant maintenance in our nurseries could be deemed essential? How can we engage our volunteer and donor base digitally? How could we share our outdoor sceince based curriculum via social media/streaming? Regarding engaging volunteers/community digitally - have you seen State Parks "PORTS" https://www.ports-ca.us/
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Golden Gate National Parks ConservancyCandiceByrumcbyrum@parksconservancy.org
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Golden Gate National Parks ConservancyWillMateowmateo@parksconservancy.org
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Golden Gate National Parks ConservancyDeniseMcKinneydmckinney@parksconservancy.org
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Golden Gate National Parks ConservancyYakutaPoonwalla
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Grassroots EcologyJunkoBryantjunko@grassrootsecology.org
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Grassroots EcologyKristenWilliamskristen@grassrootsecology.org
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John Muir East Bay Chapter Trout UnlimitedStevenCochranevs5001@yahoo.com
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Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful Deb Kramerdeb@keepcoyotecreekbeautiful.org
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Laguna de Santa Rosa FoundationAnneMorkillanne.morkill@lagunafoundation.org
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Laguna de Santa Rosa FoundationWendyTrowbridgewendy@lagunafoundation.org
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Marin Agricultural Land Trust JimJensenjjensen@malt.orgHow to maintain progress on acquisition and easement compliace work, including monitoring, across our working landscapes that need our support more now than ever, to provide local, healhty food production and distribution with continued resoruce protection and land stewardship
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Marin Municipal Water DistrictSherryAdamssadams@marinwater.org
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Marin Municipal Water DistrictSuzanneWhelanswhelan@marinwater.org
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Midpeninsula Regional Open Space DistrictJen Williamsjwilliams@openspace.org
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Midpeninsula Regional Open Space DistrictAleksandraEvertaevert@openspace.org
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Midpeninsula Regional Open Space DistrictEllenGartsideegartside@openspace.org
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Mountain Bikers of Santa CruzDrewPerkinstrails@mbosc.org
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Mountain Bikers of Santa CruzEmmaUssatemma@mbosc.org
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National Park Service - John Muir National Historic SiteAngelSpragueangel_sprague@partner.nps.gov
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Nature in the CityLauraCastellinilaura@natureinthecity.orgSimilar questions as Jaimie's (above). We put some content on our website that has resources and a quickly-made video that is intended for people who want to volunteer on their own: http://natureinthecity.org/green-hairstreak
"Adopt a spot" programs -- an individual or family taking responsibility for an area -- have been successful in Oakland and elsewhere, including NYC's Central Park. They have worked for us with folks from interns to retirees, but we have done this only when the volunteer requested it. Since cities are going to be strapped for cash, these might be good to pursue in urban areas in the near future. A disadvantage is that they don't supply the broad public education and engagement the way large work parties with schools, firms, religious groups etc. can. Susan Schwartz, Friends of Five Creeks, f5creeks@gmail.com
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Nature in the CityAlyssaPunalyssa@natureinthecity.org
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Oakland Parks and Recreation FoundationKenLupoffKen@oaklandparks.org
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Peninsula Open Space Trust Daniel Olstein Dolstein@openspacetrust.org
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Pepperwood FoundationMichaelGilloglymgillogly@pepperwoodpreserve.org
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Point Blue Conservation Science GinaGrazianoggraziano@pointblue.org
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Point Blue Conservation Science/STRAWLauretteRogerslrogers@pointblue.org
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Point Blue Conservation Science/STRAWCelidaMorancmoran@pointblue.org
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Presidio TrustJasonLisenbyjlisenby@presidiotrust.gov
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Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz CountyLisaLuriellurie@rcdsantacruz.org
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Restoration Design GroupAnnekeSwinehartanneke@rdgmail.com
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Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, New Voices Are Rising Program
JillRatnerjratner@rosefdn.orgAre there ways that students could safely participate in habitat stewardship work this summer?
Friends of Five Creeks plans to take on a few part-time, temporary interns to work with one or two of our experienced volunteers and also alone. Terms are same as our previous intern program, but obviously these folks won't learn to lead work parties. We also probably will move from college mostly to high school, because of the shortage of summer jobs. Our main limit probably is time to supervise. We hope to share with small nearby grassroots groups.
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Rotary Nature Center FriendsKatie Noonanktnoon@aol.com
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San Bruno Mountain WatchArielCherbowsky Corkidiariel@mountainwatch.org
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San Francisco Recreation and ParkYaelGolanyael.golan@sfgov.org
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San Mateo County Department of AgricultureNancyPossnposs@smcgov.org
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San Mateo County Parks DepartmentHannahOrmshawhormshaw@smcgov.org
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San Mateo County Parks FoundationMicheleBeasleymichele@supportparks.org
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San Mateo Resource Conservation DistrictAmyKaeseramy@sanmateorcd.orgI'm interested in discussing: 1. essential services, 2. monitoring policies, 3. field work opportunies and policy including working with contractors on habitat stewardship, 4. JEDI regarding who is in the field and who is making decisions that impact those workers (is there inclusion, do workers feel enabled to speak up if they feel uncomfortable, etc)
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San Mateo Resource Conservation DistrictCleopatra Tudaycleopatra@sanmateoRCD.org
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Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Dept.JulieLeejulie.lee@prk.sccgov.org
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Santa Clara Valley Open Space AuthorityGalliBassongbasson@openspaceauthority.org
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Save Mount DiabloRoxanaLucerorlucero@savemountdiablo.org
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Save Mount DiabloHaleySuttonhsutton@savemountdiablo.org
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Save The BayRachelleCardonarcardona@savesfbay.org
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Save The BayJessieOlsonjolson@savesfbay.org
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Save the Redwoods LeagueRichardCampbellrcampbell@savetheredwoods.org
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Sempervirens FundLauraMcLendonlmclendon@sempervirens.org
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Solano Land TrustTomWorktom@solanolandtrust.org
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Sonoma Land TrustBobNealebob@sonomalandtrust.org
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State Coastal ConservancyShaliniKannanshalini.kannan@scc.ca.gov
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Sutro StewardsMillieCalzadamillie.c@sutrostewards.org
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Sutro StewardsKellyDodgekelly@sutrostewards.org
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Taking ActionDee Swanhuyser pdswan@comcast.net
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The Nature ConservancyAngelHertsletangel.hertslet@tnc.orgShould prescribed fire be considered an essential service or be delayed until the pandemic is largely over?
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The Wildlands Conservancy, Sonoma CoastBrookEdwardsbrook.e@twc-ca.org
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Volunteers for Outdoor CaliforniaCathyMoyercmoyer@v-o-cal.org
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Wholly H2OElizabethDoughertyeliz@whollyh2o.orgWe're interested not only in how we are moving our own citizen science projects online, in part by seeing how others are doing it and shifting the details, but also talking about centralizing all of this info so people don't have to go to each nonprofit to find an idea or two. I have an intern documenting all the sudden online acitivites from different orgs in the SFBay area and across the country. Also, last year we made efforts to set up a program for highschool students to join monitoring projects. Now would be a great time to try again to support your monitoring projects if this can be done safely, aka locally.Collecting citizen-science ideas and projects in a simple, attractive format is a wonderful idea. Maybe Bay Area Together could host. We send Together Bay Area a possible model, from UC Berkeley Arts & Design -- really just a block with small piece of art and brief text & link. We may be able to help with things like editing and proofreading (by old retired pros). Ideas nationwise a pretty big mouthful, maybe Bay Area? Our handout at http://www.fivecreeks.org/info/CitizenScience.pdf is very general, just a guide to where to start looking (which can be overwhelming). Hoping to find time to improve it, and see lots of groups provide such info, which might be carried by others. For example, Albany and El cerrito have referred folks to this handout. Something good enough would be worth broader press coverage, and help us all get beyond the echo chamber of those who already are members or followers.
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WRA EnvironmentalJohn Baasbaas@wra-ca.com
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Zach Pine Create With NatureZachPinezachpine@gmail.com
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Zone 7 Water AgencyTamiChurchtchurch@zone7water.com
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