[Fosc] Board Meeting Agenda and Staff Report for 8/9/17

Kimra McAfee via Fosc fosc at lists.sausalcreek.org
Mon Aug 7 17:16:58 PDT 2017

Hi Friends of Sausal Creek,

Attached and copied below please find the board meeting agenda and staff 
report for this Wednesday's board meeting.

FOSC board meetings are open to the public.

Thank you,


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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Read FOSC's August newsletter at http://conta.cc/2huZCvh


Friends of Sausal Creek

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 7-9 p.m.

Park Blvd. Presbyterian Church, 4101 Park Blvd., Room 35 on 3^rd Floor, 

/Friends of Sausal Creek works to restore, maintain, and protect the 
Sausal Creek Watershed. We educate future generations, involve the 
community in local environmental stewardship, and collaborate with 
agencies and other nonprofits to have a positive impact on the local 
ecosystem. /



*Board Involvement:*

*Nursery Workdays* – Sat., Aug. 12 & 26, Sept. 9 & 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

*Board and Staff Retreat* – Sun., Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-noon

*Creek to Bay Day* – Sat., Sept. 16, morning

/Circulate:Creek to Bay Day Sign-Up Sheet/

*Member Meeting* – Igor Lacan /Our Urban Forest – /Wed.,//Sept. 20, 7 p.m.

*Oaktoberfest* – Sat., Sept. 30, AND Sun. Oct. 1

*Native Plant Sale*– Sun., Oct. 22, all day

/Circulate:Native Plant Sale Sign-Up Sheet/

7:00Remarks from President

7:05Welcome New Board Members

7:10Board Member Briefing: Stan Dodson on Unnamed Trails and Fern Ravine 

Proposal Part 2

7:25Vision Statement Revision Approval

7:40Board Discussion:Requests for Honoring Loved Ones

7:55Minutes and Commitments Review

8:00Endowment Committee Report

oVote in new committee members

8:10Financial Report

oProject Timeline and Cash Flow Chart

oOperating Reserve Update

8:25Executive Director Responds to Questions on Staff Report

8:45Round Robin or Reflections – a word or sentence from each person


**Wednesday, August 9, 7-9 p.m.**
**Park Blvd. Presbyterian Church, 4101 Park Blvd., Room 35 on 3rd Floor, 

Intern: We hope to have a new intern hired by October 1.


Bridgeview Switchbacks: On July 12, the Parks and Recreation Advisory 
Commission (PRAC)
approved Eagle Scout candidate Cooper Ford’s proposal to add a section 
of fence near the
bottom of the switchbacks. Construction is planned for this fall.

Monterey Redwoods: Alex Murphy’s fencing at Monterey Redwoods was 
inspected and
approved by Park Supervisor Herman Miller on July 21.

Beaconsfield Canyon: Wendy Tokuda's grant request for $5,000 from Diablo 
FireSafe Council
was approved. Wendy will coordinate with a contractor to get trees 
limbed up with these funds.

Joaquin Miller Park:
     As detailed in the July FOSC News, Stan Dodson led the effort to 
install four sections of
fencing along Wild Rose Trail to block off social trail access 
negatively impacting the redwood
understory between this trail and Fern Ravine Trail.
     To support Mike Doyle’s ongoing acacia removal efforts in Joaquin 
Miller Park, Jill
coordinated with the Oakland Zoo to pick up acacia for feeding zoo 
animals in conjunction with
a public workday on July 22. We are exploring whether this could become 
a recurring volunteer

Pallid Manzanitas:
     Jill, Kimra, and Mark Rauzon met with Chabot Space and Science 
Center’s new Director
of Operations/Facilities Tom Carine and Senior Manager of Education Eric 
Havel to brief Tom
on the site history and to discuss assistance needed on the Pallid 
Manzanita Habitat
Enhancement and Conservation Plan implementation. We will continue our 
discussion on future
environmental education partnership opportunities in meetings with other 
Chabot staff. Chabot
annual monitoring will be completed by Jill and Golden Hour Restoration 
Institute staff. Judy
Schwartz will continue to lead the Pallids Crew in habitat restoration 
activities until the rainy
season causes the next seasonal hiatus on field work.
     Jill and volunteers completed the annual monitoring of the Big 
Trees colony in July.

Wildfire Prevention and Oakland Vegetation Management Plan:
     Barbara Goldenberg reported that at the June 15 Wildfire Prevention 
District Citizen
Advisory Committee meeting Oakland Fire Department gave a presentation 
on their new map
books for the engine companies and dispatch, with recognition of Stan 
Dodson’s efforts, Karen
Paulsell's maps, and Friends of Sausal Creek. They reported that signs 
will soon be installed at
all the yellow fire gates throughout Oakland with a number representing 
the fire station serving
the trail entrance and that specific trail.
     Karen Paulsell provided Horizon Water and Environment a map for 
“Joaquin Miller
Road and Skyline Blvd. Rare Plant Protection Guidelines for Fuel 
Management Work.” We also
sent Vince Crudele this map and a map of pallid manzanita protections 
areas for use by the
Oakland Fire Department and their contractors for this year’s fuel 
management; Mike Perlmutter
with Oakland Environmental Services forwarded these maps to staff in 
Oakland Public Works
and Planning. Planning staff have requested the GIS data for the pallid 


Nursery Propagation: Erin is working on updating the propagation plan 
given the delay in the
Dimond Canyon Erosion Control Restoration Project.

Nursery Facilities: Jeff Chilcott and Matt Moses redid the irrigation in 
the sunny growing grounds.
The pipes are now laid out in a closed-loop configuration above the 
ground cloth but below the mulch.
Materials for this repiping cost approximately $200. A huge thank you to 
Jeff and Matt for so
generously giving of their time to fix the nursery irrigation.

Nursery Best Management Practices: Percy Honniball completed 
construction of the solarizer to
sanitize our pots. Erin is working on testing the temperature to 
determine if any insulation needs to be

Native Plant Sale and Open House: The native plant sale and open house 
will be held on Sunday,
October 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. We are working on the day’s line-up so that 
we can develop the flyer.


Summer Programs: Our three Team Oakland teams have been a great 
help—they’ve weeded
the rock river at Woodbine Corner, removed algae from the Dimond Park 
daylighted reach,
cleared trash out of the creek above El Centro, pulled weeds and spread 
mulch at Barry Place,
and prepared the sunny growing grounds for the new irrigation system. 
Team Oakland special
projects end on August 11. It’s been another great summer leading weekly 
activities for Oakland
Parks, Recreation & Youth Development campers in Joaquin Miller Park; 
those programs wrap
up in mid-August.

School Year Programs: Teachers have begun to contact Jill about field 
trips for next school
year. Erin will assist Jill with any large field trip groups in 
September until an intern is hired.


Rainbow Trout: Oakland Public Works sign shop has agreed to produce no 
fishing signs for
Dimond Park. We await California Department of Fish & Wildlife approval 
of the sign as drafted
by Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development. We are excited that 
park visitors are
regularly seeing rainbow trout from the Wellington Street creek overlook.

Alameda County Watershed Symposium: Kimra and Kathleen Harris attended a 
committee kick-off meeting in June. The symposium will likely be held on 
March 8 at the
Oakland Scottish Rite Center. It is being hosted by Alameda County Flood 
Control District with
a symposium coordinator from the Alameda County Resource Conservation 
District. The goal is
to bring together watershed stakeholders within Alameda County—local 
groups, public and
private sector representatives, and other watershed community members—so 
that attendees can
network and share creek and watershed information as well as innovative 

East Bay Express Insert: East Bay Municipal Utility District is 
producing a 12-page insert
“Watershed to Bay: Environmental protection right here in the East Bay” 
for distribution on
September 6, 2017. The insert will highlight East Bay watersheds and 
waterways, as well as
pollution prevention actions and nonprofit groups that protect the 
environment and the bay.
Richard Kauffman and Kimra provided verbiage and photos for Friends of 
Sausal Creek to have
an ad included (free of charge).


Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Program Prop. 1 Disadvantaged
Communities Grant: Kimra and Linda Stonier had a phone interview on June 
27 with
Environmental Justice Coalition for Water team members to discuss the 
project proposal that we
submitted last August. The committee is still evaluating all proposals.

Urban Streams Restoration Program: The city received notification from 
the California Dept.
of Fish and Wildlife that the project may be completed as described in 
our permit application
without an agreement as the timeline for the agency to issue a Lake or 
Streambed Alteration
Agreement expired. Jill has updated the Monitoring and Maintenance Plan, 
and the designer has
drafted revisions to respond to the second round of comments from the 
Regional Water Quality
Control Board. The Creek Protection Permit will be publicly noticed in 

Walkable Watershed Program: Kimra met with a homeowner adjacent to the 
buried creek on
Logan Street and discussed possibilities for raising creek awareness in 
this stretch. Kimra met
with Dimond Improvement Association Beautification Committee members to 
possibilities for the creek overlook at Bienati Way and Dimond Avenue.

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