"When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first that is still to come."
Leonardo da Vinci
The San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on the West Coast of the U.S. where fresh water from the Central Valley mixes with the salt water of the Pacific. Crabs, clams, fish and birds live in its deepwater channels, marshes and tidelands.
Meadows and Urban Rain Gardens Did you know that January and February of this year were the driest they have ever been in California history? Fortunately, if we look to high mountain meadows, we can find inspiring solutions that can be carried out in our own Bay Area backyards to combat the effects of climate change!
Addressing Climate Change in the San Francisco Bay Watershed from Source to Sea
Chabot Center Does a Rain Dance I've been spending a lot of time at the science center lately--and not only because of my love for telescopes and the stars. As a member of the Oakland Rain Barrel Team, I have been helping to design and install a large-scale rainwater cistern at Oakland's Chabot Space & Science Center.
Space and Science Center Tank Project Complete
Rain Recyclers Oaklanders recently did a rain dance. Water conscious city residents attended a free rain barrel workshop and learned how to tap the sky with city-subsidized rain barrels.
Oaklanders Learn How to Install Rain Barrels
Gorgeous Gardens that Fight Floods California's got issues--with water. In the Bay Area, we experience long periods of relatively dry weather followed by heavy rains, and often have hard, clay soils to deal with. Rain gardens are an elegant, practical solution to many of our water-related concerns in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Rain Gardens Offer Many Benefits to Bay Area Communities