Update from Kate - Learn To Protect Creeks at February 27 Hands-On Workshop at Old Mill Park, Mill Valley

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Learn To Protect Creeks at Hands-On Workshop

February 27 at Old Mill Park, Mill Valley


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Did you know something as common as water from a downspout can contribute to erosion and poor water quality in creeks? Have you wanted to learn about how to manage stormwater with rain barrels and rain gardens?


Here’s something you can do to protect our creeks!


Roofs, driveways and other impervious surfaces prevent rain from soaking into the ground and allow more rainwater to enter creeks. Forceful runoff during storms can exacerbate stream bank erosion and degrade wildlife habitat.


You can learn how to remedy these issues by attending a free, hands-on workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, February 27 at Old Mill Park in Mill Valley.


The workshop is offered by the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) and Marin Resource Conservation District. Participants will roll up their sleeves to implement creek bank stabilization techniques, erosion control methods, invasive plant management, and native vegetation planting. The workshop also will cover protection for our creeks and waterways from fine sediment, pesticides, pathogens and other pollutants that can harm wildlife and water quality.


Residents with creekside property are encouraged to attend along with anyone interested in Marin creeks. Registration is limited and online registration is required. Old Mill Park is at the intersection of Throckmorton Avenue and Old Mill Street, across the street from Old Mill Elementary School.


Workshop partners include Point Blue Conservation Science, Prunuske Chatham, the City of Mill Valley, Mill Valley StreamKeepers, Sloat Garden Center, Full Service Brushless Car Wash of Marin, Repurpose, and Zero Waste Marin.


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