GreenTown Los Altos

Water conservation events and resources


Feb 2011


Here are two upcoming water conservation events and some resources that we hope you find of interest:

  1. Friends of Adobe Creek Streamkeeper Walk
    As you know, Adobe Creek flows from the hills above Hidden Villa through Los Altos and out to the Bay.  But did you know that local residents could fly fish for Steelhead trout on the stream until the 1950’s?  Friends of Adobe Creek is a local group that is focused on restoring Adobe creek and removing barriers to trout passage.

    On Sunday, Feb. 27 at 12 noon the Friends of Adobe Creek will do a three mile hike (1.5 miles each way) from just north of Highway 101 at 3803 E. Bayshore Road to the tidal gate and back.  The hike will be guided by Adobe Creek Streamkeeper, Jim McCarthy. Bring binoculars as the birding is excellent, including American White pelicans. All are welcome, it is free, and the hike should take about 2.5 hours.

    Directions to start:  Meet in the parking lot of a commercial building at 3803 East Bayshore Road. Just go north on San Antonio Road, cross Highway 101 then turn left on East Bayshore Road and you’ll see it on your right.

  2. BAWSCA’s Landscape Education Classes –  FREE
    The (Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency) Landscape Education Classes will be offered in March, April and May 2011.  These classes cover native plants, efficient irrigation, and even kid-friendly water-wise gardening.  Spaces are limited. Register today!

BAWSCA provides a very good online tool for viewing water-wise garden plants individually and also planted in gardens.

To help you use water more efficiently, the City of Palo Alto web site has several pieces of information:

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