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Recent News Articles
- Ecological Concerns was featured in the Los Altos Patch for the ribbon cutting of our completion of riparian ecological restoration at Edith Park in The Town of Los Altos Hills along Adobe Creek.                             READ FULL ARTICLE 

- Los Altos Town Crier featured Ecological Concerns for their work teaching students environmental stewardship and restoration practices along Adobe Creek at Edith Park.                                                                          READ FULL ARTICLE

Upcoming Events:

Six of the Best Ecological Winter Events in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas

1)        Free Docent-Led Arboretum Garden Tours

Sometimes you will see New Zealand, South Africa, or California and Australia. Sometimes you might see combinations of several gardens or the developing World Conifer Collection or Rare Fruit Garden. Tour length varies depending on what’s in bloom and what the participants request. ARBORETUM EVENTS PAGE

WHERE: Meet at Norrie’s Gift & Garden Shop at the Arboretum at 11:00am to begin the tour. The tour is free with paid admission to the Arboretum. Admission to the gardens is $5 for adults, $2 for those between 6 and 17 years. Arboretum members are admitted to the Arboretum free.

WHEN: The first Saturday of every month. Next one is on January 2nd at 11:00am


2)        Save the Bay New Years Celebration and Restoration Planting

Come celebrate 2016 with us as we begin planting season. In the past year, Save the Bay raised over 30,000 native seedlings that are now waiting for their new home on the shoreline. Join us as we plant these seedlings that will provide habitat for species such as the Ridgway’s Rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse. In Partnership with East Bay Regional Parks District.SAVE THE BAY EVENTS PAGE

WHERE: MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline in Oakland

WHEN: Saturday, January 9th, 2016 from 9:00am to 12:00am


3)        Why Eating Good Food Makes for Good Ecology

Chef and founder of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Alice Waters is an author and world renowned food movement leader. After helping to change the American food landscape, Alice introduced her ideas into public schools with The Edible Schoolyard, a program that involves students in all aspects of growing, cooking, and sharing food at the table. She is the author of books such as The Art of Simple Food, The Edible Schoolyard, and In The Green Kitchen.PENINSULA OPEN SPACE TRUST EVENTS PAGE 

WHERE: Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton,

WHEN: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 7:00 pm – to 9:00 pm


4)        ECO Farm Conference

The EcoFarm Conference is more than a conference. It’s a gathering for inspiration, renewal, and celebration. Explore our schedule pages and find descriptions for another year of valuable workshops filled with technical information, inspiration, and creative new solutions for our business—the business of producing and processing food that follows ecological and socially-just standards for people and the planet. ECO FARM CONFERENCE PAGE 

WHERE: Asilomar Conference Center; 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

WHEN: From Wednesday, January 20th , 2016 at 8:00 am to Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm


5)        Seed Propagation of California Natives

Many California native plants are easily grown from seed, some are more challenging and require special treatment to germinate. In this class we will demonstrate collecting, cleaning and germinating seed of a range of native plants from annuals to perennials, shrubs and trees using techniques that can be employed at home. The cost is $35 for members and $40 Non-member. FRIENDS OF THE REGIONAL PARKS BOTANICAL GARDEN WORKSHOP PAGE 

WHERE: Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Berkeley

WHEN: Sunday, February 7th, 2016 from 9am to 12am


6)        Migration Festival

Fly, swim, waddle, walk, bike or drive as you migrate to Natural Bridges State Beach for a full-day of activities that celebrate the migration of whales, butterflies, birds and the many creatures that travel. The park will host migratory animal talks, active kids’ games, crafts, skits, live music by the nature-loving 5M’s Band, educational booths and displays, along with the now-famous free habitat-cake served at the end of the event.  You can purchase a picnic at the park or bring your own.   Day-use parking fee is $10. More information is available by calling (831) 423-4609 OR BY VISITING FRIENDS OF SANTA CRUZ STATE PARKS PAGE

WHERE: Natural Bridges State Beach is located at 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

WHEN: Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 11 am to 4 pm

CCW Summer 2014 Newsletter  Rainwater Irrigation for Green Roofs, Sambucus, Valley Transit Authority Awards ECI Mitigation Maintenance Contract

CW Winter 2014 Newsletter :  Steven's Creek Restoration, Prunus ilicifolia, Achieving Net Zero Water Use 

CCW Summer 2013 Newsletter : Navy Supported Rare Plant Survey, Lower Silver Creek Restoration, Oak Woodland Grasses

CCW Spring 2013 Newsletter: Hazelnut, ECI Saves Builder $60,000, Edith Park Restoration, San Jose All Native Median Design

CCW Winter 2012 Newsletter : Central Coast Lupines, Winter Coastal Prairies & California Ginseng

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CCW Fall 2012 Newsletter : Juncus patens, Farmscaping with Native Plants, & ALBA Habitat Restoration

 CCW Spring 2012 Newsletter : Yerba Buena, Landscape Design Team Expands & Edith Park Restoration

CCW Spring 2011 Newsletter : Woodland Strawberry, Bioswales & Rain Gardens for Stormwater Management 

CCW Winter 2011 Newsletter : Huckleberry & Native Plant Dormant Season Pruning


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