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Watershed Classes starting now at Merritt College of interest to Friends

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  • Friends of Temescal Creek
    Below are some of the classes starting this month at Merritt College. Please forward to anyone who may be interested in watershed assessment training and
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 19, 2004
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      Below are some of the classes starting this month at Merritt College.
      Please forward to anyone who may be interested in watershed assessment
      training and environmental classes. The Friends of Temescal Creek
      apologize if you receive this twice.

      Thank you!

      These Environmental Program classes start soon--enroll now while space is
      still available by calling (510) 466-7368 or visiting online at
      We look forward to seeing you in class!

      This informal series of workshops introduces a set of urban issues
      and their solutions. You will be introduced to the following:
      -Geographic Information Systems uses
      -Introduction to Land Use Planning and Zoning
      -Ecosystems, Watersheds, Culture, and Agriculture
      -Environmental Justice
      With field sites in Oakland, Emeryville, and Richmond

      Faculty: Junko Bryant is a City and Regional Planner who has worked in
      private industry, government, and now with non-profit watershed
      Robin Freeman is Chair of the Merritt Environmental Program and Director of
      the David R. Brower, Ronald V. Dellums Institute for Sustainable Policy
      Studies. An Environmental Designer and researcher, he is and has been a
      member of local, regional, and statewide civic Boards and Commissions.
      Dana Harvey, Co-Director of the Environmental Science Institute, is a soil
      scientist currently working with urban food security and food systems.

      Class Schedule: Meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, January 21-April 28 (no
      class 2/4, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, or 4/14) and Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm, January
      24 and 31; April 3 and 17

      Part of the Environmental Management and Restoration Technology Certificate
      Taught by Laurel Marcus of Laurel Marcus & Associates

      Are you interested in stream habitat restoration or improving water quality
      in creeks or rivers? This course will review the functions and processes in
      watersheds, or the drainage basin of a creek or river, and integrate the
      physical sciences with the biological sciences to give a complete picture of
      how a creek works and what elements must be assessed to restore and sustain
      habitats. Both urban and wild land watersheds will be reviewed, with a
      focus on local watersheds. Field trips will include the Sausal Creek and
      Redwood Creek watersheds. Assessment and monitoring procedures as well as
      how to use monitoring data in restoration programs will be discussed.

      Schedule: 7 classes on Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 pm February 3- March 16 with
      field days/lecture on 3 Saturdays and 1 Sunday 9 am-12 pm/12:30pm-5:30pm,
      Feb 21, 28, 29 and March 6. Open Entry/Exit (0.5 units/$9.00 for each 9
      hours attended)

      January 26-March 1

      Taught by Robin Freeman, director of the Environmental Studies Program at
      Merritt College. This class covers career development strategies and
      explores what is available in emerging environmental fields.

      Schedule: Mondays 6:30-9:30pm January 26, February 2, February 23, and
      March 1 and Sunday February 8 10:00am-4:00pm

      For more information about any of these classes or the Merritt College
      Environmental Program, call 510-434-3840 or 434-3841 or e-mail us at
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