Monday, October 25, 2010
Dear Friend of Gallinas Creek:
Mark your calendars--you won't want to miss this!
Gallinas Watershed Council is proud to host:
Ann L. Riley speaking on "The Value of Urban Creek Restoration"
DATE: Tues. Nov. 9, 2010 TIME: 7-9 pm
PLACE: Korean Presbyterian Church, 635 Adrian Way in Santa Venetia
Ann Riley is on the Regional Water Quality Control Board and author of
Restoring Streams in Cities: a Guide for Planners, Policy Makers and Citizens
Looking forward to seeing you at this important event!
Ann is a dynamic speaker who has the professional background to answer your questions
on urban stream restoration. She will relay her experiences on gathering community support
and why RWQCB supports watershed based planning for communities.
Seating is limited; please come early.
Refreshments will be served. There will be time for Q&A.
Event is free but donations to GWC gratefully accepted!
For more information, please visit the GWC website at: www.gallinaswatershed.org
Posted by Ray Lorber at 4:15 PM
Friday, October 8, 2010
Marin County Recognized by U.S. Department of Transportation
Marin County's flagship initiative through the NTPP is WalkBikeMarin, which aims to make Marin more healthy, livable and environmentally sustainable by encouraging walking and bicycling as everyday transportation options. The EHEI award in the Education and Training Programs category honored WalkBikeMarin for "using a range of education and encouragement activities to promote walking and bicycling."
"This award highlights Marin County's success at maximizing the synergy between infrastructure investment and education in implementing the NTPP program to accomplish a shift from auto transportation to walking and biking," says Marianne Fowler, senior vice president of federal relations for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC).
EHEI awards recognize outstanding examples of transportation projects that either create or improve conditions for human activities while protecting the natural environment. Ten projects received EHEI recognition nationwide.
You can find detailed updates and fact sheets on NTPP accomplishments in all four communities at RTC's website.
Posted Tue, Oct 5 2010 9:38 AM by Karl Wirsing (RTC) Filed under: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, marin county, nonmotorized transportation pilot program, u.s. department of transportation, walkbikemari
Posted by Ray Lorber at 4:42 PM