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 offered a series of Saturday morning nature walks along Coyote Creek in north San Jose between January and June 2017.
Through a grant from the San Jose Parks Foundation, we are developing self-guided interpretive walks along three sections of Coyote Creek. These brochures will be available on this website in the spring of 2018.
Our interpretive paddles along Coyote Creek were conducted in the spring of 2015 and we hope to begin these again in 2018.
We held annual conferences between 2007 and 2011 and held the “Coyote Creek Howl” at San Jose State in 2015.
Homeless Job Training
We are working with Working Partnerships to conduct a planning study with various homeless services providers, 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 formerly homeless now living in transitional housing 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. Implementation plan scheduled for completion in the spring of 2018.
Coyote Creek Video
With a grant from the San Jose Parks Foundation, we created a video about Coyote Creek and ways to get involved in its restoration and protection. Links to the video were posted on the website in December 2017.