Miller Creek Pilot Watershed Project Stewardship Group Formation & Historical Ecology of the Watershed The Watershed Project Michelle LeBeau Jennifer Robinson.

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  • Miller Creek Pilot Watershed Project Stewardship Group Formation & Historical Ecology of the Watershed The Watershed Project Michelle LeBeau Jennifer Robinson North Bay Watershed Association March 7, 2008 Photo Courtesy Marin History Museum, Brady Collection San Francisco Estuary Institute Micha Salomon Meredith Williams Chuck Striplen Robin Grossinger Josh Collins Linda Wanczyk
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  • Acknowledgments Harry Seraydarian - North Bay Watershed Association Liz Lewis & Paul Curfman - Marin County Flood Control & Water Conservation District Lucas Valley Homeowners Association Jeff Haltiner Hydrologist, Philip Williams and Associates Ernest Klock - Marin County Dept. of Public Works Jocelyn Moss, Barbara Eaton - Marin History Museum Dennis Healey, Robert Taylor - Marin Community Development Agency Sue Holland - Miller Creek School
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  • Discussion today Project Overview Stewardship Formation Historical Ecology Future directions
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  • Project Goals and Approach How can Historical Ecology be used to promote stewardship and further community watershed understanding? Will informed stewards use their historical understanding to establish ecological goals? enhance steelhead habitat protection efforts? Can Miller Creek residents use HE to inform bank and riparian restoration efforts? Historical Ecology Study Historical & existing conditions Landscape change assessment Stewardship Group Formation: Establish an organization Develop the funding plan
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  • Key Project Learning Effective partnership Good community participation in both aspects of the project Successful launch of stewards group Challenging final products
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  • Miller Creek Watershed Stewards Strong government encouragement Generated public interest Core team established 4 public outreach meetings Fiscal sponsorship Future funding sources identified
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  • A Resource Guide for Community Stewardship Efforts Over 50 active community-based organizations or groups in the San Francisco Bay Area to protect our valuable water resources Over 50 active community-based organizations or groups in the San Francisco Bay Area to protect our valuable water resources Organizations take many forms, from formal to informal, calling themselves Keepers, Alliances, Fields of, Stewards, Watershed groups or watershed organizations, among others Organizations take many forms, from formal to informal, calling themselves Keepers, Alliances, Fields of, Stewards, Watershed groups or watershed organizations, among others Sustainability is a growing issue for all watershed efforts Sustainability is a growing issue for all watershed efforts
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  • Community Organizing When starting a watershed stewardship organization, all parties with any stake in the watershed should be identified and informed Create a database or some type of tracking system for community contacts
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  • Structuring a Community-Based Organization Steps for Finding the Right Structure for Your Organization Steps for Finding the Right Structure for Your Organization Step 1: Focus & Purpose Step 2: Organizational Structure Step 3 : Action Plan Step 4 : Annual Budgeting
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  • Examples of common Projects undertaken by watershed organizations Examples of common Projects undertaken by watershed organizations Creekside Re-Vegetation Projects Native Plant Demonstration Gardens In-Class Creek Ecology and urban runoff education Storm Drains Stenciling Campaign Production of Creek Care Best Management Practices Guidelines Volunteer Water Quality and Macro Invertebrates Monitoring Program Compilation of Oral Histories of Long-Term Residents of the Watershed GIS Mapping of the Creek or of the Places of Interest Development and Installation of Watershed Signs Pollution Reduction Campaigns Advocacy Organizational Development Project and Program Management (Contd)
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  • Good set of questions to ask at the beginning of a fundraising cycle: Good set of questions to ask at the beginning of a fundraising cycle: How much do you need? Whats your goal? Do you need operating support or project-specific funds? How long will you need to sustain that funding level? What are your volunteer and staff resources? How much time is available? What is the interest of the volunteers? Fundraising
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  • Fundraising (Contd) Fundraising Strategies Board Member Solicitation (ongoing) Individual Contribution (most flexibility in terms of time frame) Public Funders (time frame typically ranges from 3 to 12 months) Membership Program (ongoing) Corporate/Business Contribution (time frame typically ranges from 3 to 6 months) Corporate Foundations (time frame typically ranges from 4 to 6 months) Private Foundations and Trusts (time frame typically ranges from 4 to 6 months) Fundraising Event (intimate events can be planned in 3 to 4 months; most take 6 to 12 months of planning) In Kind Services
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  • Walnut Creek, CA The lake at Heather Farm
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  • Tool for understanding landscape change Helps understand the contemporary landscape Challenges assumptions, identifies opportunities Reveals options for the future better understanding of how the system is functioning (hydrology, geomorphology, and ecology) basis for integrated watershed planning Historical Ecology: science + history
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  • Legend Work in progress Study Completed
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  • Painting of Miller Creek by George Demont Otis
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  • THANK YOU!!!

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