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2016 Volunteer Appreciation Day!

The Living Arroyos Program had a wonderful time celebrating with our volunteers. We want to send a special shout out to our star volunteers (Steve, June, Rahi, Rene, Richard, Shreysi and Keith) for collectively dedicating a total of 108 hours to the Living Arroyos Program this season! We appreciate ALL of our volunteers and look forward to working with you all again next season.










Genius Kids Volunteer Day


On April 8th, we had the honor of working with the Genius Kids learning center of San Ramon Market Place. 18 volunteers assisted us in removing trash, primarily plastic bottles and aluminum cans, from the Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail located in the City of Pleasanton. We want to send a special Thank You to the Genius Kids group of San Ramon Market Place for helping us keep our local environment clean! Go Green!


Bank Erosion Control Efforts at Stanley Reach



On January 28, 2016, the Living Arroyos field crew began installing willow stakes at our pilot site, Stanley Reach. The mile long reach, runs parallel to Stanley Boulevard between North Murrietta Boulevard and Isabel Avenue. Due to rapid stream flows and un-natural meandering patterns, bank erosion is one of the site’s major stressors.

Willow stakes root quickly, creating a living root mat that binds soil particles together providing erosion control and a host of other benefits. Once our willows are fully established they will improve water quality, enhance bank stability and provide habitat for native aquatic and terrestrial animal species.

Last month, we installed our last willow stake of the season! Through hard work and dedication, we successfully planted 556 willows along the eastern portion of the Reach. We welcome you to come out and nurture our willow stakes as they grow into mature trees.

Click HERE to register for our last volunteer workday of the season. Our willow stakes are looking forward to a little tender, love and care. We’ll see you all soon!