Thanks again to all the participants of the three workshops/presentations Dr Ann Riley gave. We had over 100 participants and lots of interest. If anyone would like to order either of Dr Riley’s book, go to https://islandpress.org/author/ann-l-riley It includes lots of background info about Riley’s long and esteemed career.
Q: What if you saw some mysterious liquid flowing into the Creek? What should you do?
A: Have these phone numbers on hand. 1st call Debbie Pollart (Director of Public Works, City of San Leandro) 510-577-6020. Then call John Camp (Director of Environmental Services, City of San Leandro) 510-577-6029. Or go to the website: www.sanleandro.org/depts/pw/env/default.asp
Then call Susan Levenson (FSLC) 510-577-6069.
Take a photo and be ready to make a full description. City staff will go to the site, take their own photos and assess the problem. They will then reach the appropriate agencies to help mitigate the situation.
We all want our creek to be clean and safe. It’s good to be ready, just in case :)
Thanks to all of you who signed our online petition asking EBMUD to return a more natural flow to SL Creek. I posted the petition with Change.org and it has been fabulously sucessful! We have almosty 4,000 signatures!!!! I will be sending the signatures to NOAA, and Fish and (Game) Wildlife and any agencies that can help. If you haven’t signed it yet, please do. <(Click here to go to link)
Speaking of EBMUD, we (Michael Gregory, Dave Owen, Mike Vukman and myself) met with Fisheries and Wildlife Biologists, Jose Setka, Richard Sykes, and other EBMUD reps at EBMUD District Offices a few weeks ago. This first meeting hopefully puts us on the road to receiving enough flow to return the creek to water levels needed by native species like our rainbow trout. We are cautiously optimistic and feel like our wishes are “being heard” for the first time. The tough part will be working with agencies, (EBRPD for example), and deciding where (and how much) water can be taken from 2 golf courses, leaving recreational water levels for Lake Chabot, and levels that keep a safe amount of water in Lake Chabot in case of emergency need. The balancing act is making compromises and deciding how everyone can receive what they need (want). We are in the process of scheduling a site meeting with the biologists from EBMUD on the San Leandro Creek. We’ll keep you all posted on our progress.
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