Restore and Protect Our Streams for all to Enjoy!
Become a member or renew your annual membership with a secure, tax-deductible gift (suggested donation is $50 per membership). When you join the Santa Clara County Creeks Coalition, you’re supporting the efforts to make our creeks healthy and beautiful once again – reversing the damage done to them through decades of urban development – and creating opportunities to enjoy them in many ways. All members will receive our electronic newsletter three times a year and updates on our work.
Walks, Talks and Paddles Program
As part of our grant from the Water District, in 2017 we developed a docent training program to prepare citizen volunteers to lead walks and give talks about the natural history of Coyote Creek. The docents will be offering free walks along various portions of the creek, and we hope to have monthly or quarterly boating trips on the creek.
We held annual conferences between 2007 and 2011 and held the “Coyote Creek Howl” at San Jose State in 2015. We hope to resume our annual conferences in 2017.
Homeless Job Training
We are working with Working Partnerships to conduct a planning study with HomeFirst, a homeless service provided, Ecological Concerns, a Santa Cruz-based vegetation management firm, and the California Native Garden Foundation to develop an implementation plan and proposed budget for hiring the homeless to remove invasive plants and revegetate with natives along Coyote Creek. The goal would be to provide the homeless with saleable job skills in the vegetation management business so that they could get the income needed to get stable housing off the creek.