Watershed Classes starting now at Merritt College of interest to Friends
- 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.
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!
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE FROM THE HILLS TO THE BAY
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
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
INTRODUCTION TO WATERSHED ASSESSMENT
MERRITT COLLEGE EMART COURSE #048NC
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
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