[fosc] FW: A reminder for OAEC's 2006 Basins of Relations Training Dec.1st to 4th.

Sara Marcellino coordinator at sausalcreek.org
Tue Nov 7 08:51:22 PST 2006


>Subject: A reminder for OAEC's  2006 Basins of Relations Training Dec.1st 
>to 4th.
>
>Hi watershed folks,
>I wanted to remind everyone of our exciting 7th annual OAEC WATER 
>Institute's "Basins of Relations" Training scheduled for Dec. 1st to 4th. 
>Below is a flyer with more details on the Training.
>
>Please feel free to forward this on and especially organize a team of 
>folks from your watershed to attend!!!
>
>In watersheds I trust,
>Brock
>
>
>Brock Dolman
>WATER Institute Director
>Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
>15290 Coleman Valley Road
>Occidental, CA 95465
>707-874-1557 x 206
>Brock at oaec.org
>www.oaec.org
>
>DO you want to get more involved in your watershed?
>
>Join OAEC WATER Institute's 7th annual
>
>
>Basins of Relations Training Program
>
>
>December 1st to 4th, 2006
>
>
>Training Description
>
>
>
>Basins of Relations is a four-day training program designed to address 
>concepts, science, and organizing tools for protecting and restoring 
>watersheds. Participants will be made up of teams from a number of 
>watersheds that come to the training with the intention of organizing 
>efforts within their home watershed.
>
>Training topics include:
>
>? watershed processes, terminology ? salmon ecology ? water quality 
>monitoring ? uplands erosion control ? road restoration ? native habitat 
>restoration ? community group process ? funding opportunities
>
>During the training, teams will develop a strategic plan to facilitate the 
>development of a watershed group in their home watershed.  Following the 
>training, OAEC will provide ongoing assistance by phone, site 
>consultations when possible, and the dissemination of information about 
>funding opportunities and other resources.
>
>
>
>
>Training requirements
>
>
>
>The Basins of Relations Training Program does not require you to be an 
>expert in restoration, water science, ecology, or any other 
>discipline.  What is required is:
>
>               ?  An investment in your local environment and its 
> long-term viability
>              ?  Concern for the health of your family
>              ?  A commitment to strengthening community relationships in 
> the interest of watershed
>
>
>
>
>Participant Eligibility
>
>
>
>This training is specifically designed for teams of 3 or 4 residents from 
>an existing or potential watershed group. Enrollment is limited to 4 to 6 
>teams, and is subject to an application process intended to select 
>committed teams. We are accepting groups from coastal Northern and Central 
>California.
>
>
>
>Success Stories
>
>
>
>Former participants have:
>
>            ?  Organized annual countywide Watershed Day
>             ?  Developed educational programs and school watershed maps
>              ?  Organized a landowner education program
>              ?  Monitored water quality and identifying key pollutant sources
>              ?  Hosted creek clean-up events
>              ?  Planted trees to reduce erosion
>              ?  Collaborated with federal, state and local agencies on 
> fish passage, road assessment and in-   stream enhancements
>              ?  Secured grant money to restore wetlands and revegetate 
> riparian corridors
>              ?  Participated actively in regional Watershed Networks
>
>
>
>
>Accommodations & Meals
>
>
>
>This is a four-day residential course. Participants stay in eight-person 
>yurt dormitories equipped with bunk beds, or in their own tents. The 
>facilities, surrounded by vibrant organic gardens and wildlands, include a 
>hot tub, sauna, pond and hiking trails.
>
>We serve delicious, wholesome, seasonal, organic vegetarian meals with 
>vegetables, fruits and herbs from our gardens and local farms.
>
>
>
>Registration Fee
>
>
>
>Due to generous grant support from CA Department of Fish and Game funds, 
>this course is offered for only $200 per person, which includes a resource 
>packet, accommodation and meals for four days and ongoing support after 
>the training.
>
>
>
>To Apply
>For more information or to apply, contact:
>
>Brock Dolman, WATER Institute Director
>Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
>15290 Coleman Valley Road
>Occidental, CA  95465
>tel: (707) 874-1557 x 206 ? fax: (707) 874-1558
>brock at oaec.org  ? www.oaec.org
>
>
>
>
>About OAEC and the WATER Institute
>
>
>
>The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC) is a nonprofit educational 
>center founded in 1994. We are located on an 80-acre property of organic 
>gardens, orchards and wildlands in western Sonoma County, 65 miles north 
>of San Francisco. OAEC has become a leading center for research, education 
>and action responding to current social, economic, and environmental 
>challenges.  The WATER Institute is an OAEC program that focuses on 
>watershed advocacy, training, education and research.
>
>
>
>
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