[Fosc] What a Watershed!

Kathren Murrell Stevenson kathren at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 16:05:53 PST 2008


Yes, 15 of us planted just over 300 plants at the lower grassland
restoration site today. Next Saturday morning we will be planting at
Beaconsfield Canyon. Let us know if you are interested in joining us.
Kathren

On Jan 19, 2008 3:58 PM, <Mjrauz at aol.com> wrote:

> Birding today in the watershed was a cool event. Cold even. Bird were
> quiet but in the canyon, Kristin Ohlson, Suzanne Rauzon and I saw a
> sharp-shined hawk and a red breasted sapsucker -cool birds!!  At the mouth
> of Sausal Creek we found high tide and a swift outgoing tide piled up the
> ducks under the bridge. We saw 80 surf scoters, 30 lesser scaup (new to the
> list) and one common goldeneye.
>
> We were very pleased to see the Bay Trail improvements have completed
> their work at the mouth of the creek. In fact we were blown away by a metal
> mosaic of the Friends of Sausal Creek logo imbedded in the cement, above the
> metal letters reading. *Here* *Sausal Creek enters the San Francisco Bay*.
> There are a new pavement, new mahogany and steel benches, even some of the
> homeless camp rubbish was cleaned up.
>
> At East 24th, we stopped to view the remarkably transformed corner park,
> with a new sign and many young oaks and native plant filling up the fenced
> corner. Thanks to Sheelah Weaver and clan and John Bowers for all your TLC
> here.
>
> At William Wood Park, the birds were more active as the day was decidedly
> warmer and we saw 17 species in 10 minutes. We also visited the McKillop
> Slide next to the park and saw the tragic houses slipping into the creek
> bank. Looked like the recent rain didn't help.
>
> The recent storm also wrecked havoc at our nursery, destroying our shade
> structures. FOSC will be  focusing on our infrastructure -so stayed tuned.
>
> AND THIS IS ONLY THE BIRD TEAM REPORT- THERE WAS A WORK DAY AS WELL!!
> RIGHT KATHREN?
>
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> Mark J. Rauzon
> Friends of Sausal Creek-Board President
> 4701 Edgewood Ave.
> Oakland, CA 94602
> mjrauz at aol.com
> 510-531-3887
>
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-- 
Kathren M. Stevenson
Restoration Program Director
Friends of Sausal Creek
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