[Fosc] Board Meeting Agenda and Staff Report for 10/11/17

Kimra McAfee coordinator at sausalcreek.org
Tue Oct 10 13:24:33 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>
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSausalCreek 

/Don't miss FOSC's Native Plant Sale and Open House on Sunday, October 
22, 10-3/
/Flyer at www.documents.sausalcreek.org/FOSC_Plant_Sale_Flyer_2017.pdf 

Friends of Sausal Creek**
**Board of Directors Meeting Agenda**
**Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7-9 p.m.**
**Park Blvd. Presbyterian Church, 4101 Park Blvd., Room 35 on 3rd 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., Oct. 14 & 21, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 20, 10 
a.m.-3 p.m., Sat., Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-noon
Native Plant Sale – Sun., Oct. 22, all day
     Circulate: Native Plant Sale Sign-Up Sheet
Member Meeting on /How to Beautifully Landscape Your Home with Natives/ 
by Pete Veilleux – Wed., Nov. 15, 7 p.m.

7:00 Remarks from President

7:05 Board Discussion: End-of-Year Appeal and Giving Tuesday (11/28/2017)

7:20 Board and Staff Retreat Discussion Continued: Proposed Ecosystem 
             redwood forest
             oak woodland
             coastal scrub
             demonstration garden

7:35 Board Discussion: Watershed Bioblitz (Jeff Stephens)

7:50 Minutes and Commitments Review

7:55 Endowment Committee Report
             o Signatures for Capital One Account Authorized Users

8:05 Financial Report
             o Project Timeline and Cash Flow Chart

8:20 Executive Director Responds to Questions on Staff Report

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


**Wednesday, October 11, 7-9 p.m.**
**Park Blvd. Presbyterian Church, 4101 Park Blvd., Room 35 on 3rd Floor, 


Intern: Education and Stewardship Intern Kelcey Tern started on 
September 29.

Fruitvale Outreach Coordinator: Interviews will be conducted by Kimra 
and Jeff Stephens this week. We hope to have the selected candidate in 
place as soon as possible to begin work on
Spanish outreach materials for the Día de los Muertos tabling on October 29.


Planting Plan: With input from Karen and Jill, Erin has updated the 
planting plan for this
coming winter. Preliminary allocations for sites will be finalized after 
the plant sale based on
additional plants left over from the sale.

Sausal Creek Restoration Project at Dimond Park: On October 10 at the 
State of the Estuary
Conference the project received an Outstanding Environmental Project Award!

Pallid Manzanitas: A draft Propagation and Outplanting Plan was 
submitted to California
Department of Fish & Wildlife on October 5. Five possible sites were 
identified based on site
visits by Kimra, Mark Rauzon, and Golden Hour Restoration Institute 
staff. Golden Hour
assisted with plan production. Once CDFW approves the proposed sites, 
Kimra will work with
city staff to seek approval for the two priority sites. Kimra is also 
working on a budget so that the
role of FOSC staff and Golden Hour staff for the term of the project can 
be determined.

Oakland Vegetation Management Plan: Oakland Fire Department has decided 
to conduct
additional analysis based on the community and stakeholder input 
received. Additional modeling
is being conducted to study the potential fire behavior at specific 
sites. The additional analysis is
expected to delay the release of the Draft Plan for public review and 
comment to December
2017, at which point additional public meetings will be scheduled. Visit 
the website
(https://oaklandvegmanagement.org) to sign up to receive updates.


Nursery Propagation: The last seed hike of the season took place on 
September 29. Erin is
preparing to schedule visits with each site leader to get to know the 
sites and begin next year’s
propagation plan.

Nursery Facilities: We received two sets of donated shelves; the nursery 
office is now
reorganized! The nursery received a donated fridge to replace the 
recently broken fridge, which
will be disposed of at a recycling center before the plant sale.

Nursery Best Management Practices: With the addition of insulation, the 
solarizer achieved the
necessary temperature to sanitize pots; solarization of pots began on 
September 9. Percy Honniball is
now working on a new soil bin cover. Erin has updated the “FOSC Best 
Management Practices for
/Phytophthora/” Google Doc.

Native Plant Sale and Open House (Sunday, October 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.): 
Board members are
encouraged to fill the remaining volunteer slots on plant sale day. The 
plant availability list has been
finalized and will soon be posted to our website; we will have 1,265 
plants available for sale.


School Year Programs: We led three field trips in September, each 
serving multiple classes—
two groups of 60 students from EPIC Middle School and a pre-field trip 
classroom visit and the
first of a series of field trips for 50 Oakland High School students.


Infographics: Jeff Stephens has been trying out a vendor for creating 
infographics. He created
an infographic from our 2016-2017 Program Summary Report and one of 
Creek to Bay Day
2017 volunteerism and accomplishments.

Website: Kimra trained Erin on how to make changes to the website. Jeff 
Stephens also has
website administration capabilities, and he made the updates to the 
“Donate” web pages prior to
the September newsletter release.

Tabling Poster Display: Michelle Krieg envisioned a new, 
professionally-printed poster display
for tabling, and she guided Erin on laying out content last spring. 
Karen produced a new map. It
was a great addition to our Oaktoberfest table!

Alameda County Watershed Confluence: Kimra participated in a 
sub-committee meeting in
September to brainstorm on the flow for the day, topics, and speakers. 
The symposium, now
called a “confluence,” will be held on March 8 at the Oakland Scottish 
Rite Center. Alameda
County Flood Control District is hosting this free event—mark your calendar!


Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Program Prop. 1 Disadvantaged
Communities Outreach Program: In response to the new RFQ, FOSC submitted 
an application
for funding to be an outreach partner. The $37,972 proposal included 
funding for FOSC staff
time, outreach materials, staff and facilities support by Unity Council, 
and consulting help to
develop an online community engagement platform.

Bill Graham Memorial Foundation: FOSC submitted a grant request for 
$4,500 to support our
field trip programs for underserved students in 2017-2018.

The Strong Foundation for Environmental Values: FOSC submitted a grant 
request for
$5,000 to support Fruitvale community engagement and progress on 
Walkable Watershed

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