[Fosc] SOD Workshop 4/7/12 & SOD Blitz 4/24-4/25

Kimra McAfee coordinator at sausalcreek.org
Fri Mar 23 17:25:22 PDT 2012


Hi Friends of Sausal Creek,

There are a couple of upcoming opportunities if you are interested in 
learning more about Sudden Oak Death (SOD) and helping.


1)  If you missed the Sudden Oak Death Field Meeting that FOSC hosted in 
December, Garber Park Stewards welcome you at their upcoming

*CITIZEN SCIENCE WORKSHOP
Sudden Oak Death: The Current State of Understanding & Strategies for 
Facing the Pathogen*

Date:  Saturday, April 7
Time: 9 a.m.**-**Noon
Place: Garber Park, Evergreen Lane entrance

This 3 hour workshop, led by Lech Naumovich, Golden Hour Restoration 
Institute, www.goldenhour.org <http://www.goldenhour.org/>, will lead 
participants through Garber Park, a location with confirmed Sudden Oak 
Death. In this portion of Claremont Canyon (a particularly mesic portion 
of Claremont Canyon) the impact on oaks can be catastrophic. This 
workshop will talk about how to recognize infected oak trees, possible 
treatments for infected oaks, and typical losses in the whole 
community. The workshop is based on information and on-site consultation 
with UC Berkeley's Garbelotto lab specializing in SOD research.

Directions:  The nearest address is 144 Evergreen Lane, Berkeley. From 
Alvarado Road, take Slater Lane, then right onto Evergreen Lane. The 
entrance is at the end of the street.

For more information and to register for this event contact Shelagh at 
garberparkstewards at gmail.com <mailto:garberparkstewards at gmail.com>. To 
learn more about Garber Park and the Garber Park Stewards restoration 
work visit their blog: www.garberparkstewards.blogspot.com 
<http://www.garberparkstewards.blogspot.com/>


2)  If you are interested in helping with the *Spring 2012 SOD Blitz in 
the East Bay*, there are two trainings on Saturday, April 28.

10 a.m.**-**Garden Room, Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way
Contact: Bill Hudson - wllhh at ymail.com 
<mailto:wllhh at ymail.net?subject=SOD-Blitz%202012>

1 p.m. - Room 159, Mulford Hall, UC Berkeley campus
Registration is now available at Http://sodblitz2012.eventzilla.net 
<http://sodblitz2012.eventzilla.net/>

Following the one hour training, you will have the rest of Saturday and 
Sunday to collect suspect bay leaves (the main carriers to oaks). 
Samples are turned in Sunday evening at your training location for lab 
testing.

If you are signing up for a training session and are interested in 
collecting samples in the Sausal Creek Watershed, please email me at 
coordinator at sausalcreek.org <mailto:coordinator at sausalcreek.org> so we 
can coordinate survey locations.

Please see www.matteolab.org <http://www.matteolab.org/> for more 
information.

Thank you!
Kimra

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Kimra McAfee, Executive Director
Friends of Sausal Creek
P.O. Box 2737
Oakland, CA 94602

ph:  510.501.FOSC (3672)
e-mail: coordinator at sausalcreek.org <mailto:coordinator at sausalcreek.org>
web: www.sausalcreek.org <http://www.sausalcreek.org>

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