The Watershed Project (TWP) recently celebrated Earth Month with a series of community volunteer workdays in Richmond. Held in partnership with the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board and the Watershed Stewards Program, the event at Baxter Creek Bioswale marked a significant milestone for TWP. With over 200 plants planted during four public workdays from fall 2023 to spring 2024, the event aimed to increase local biodiversity.

Moreover, TWP also conducted an Earth Day festival at Shields-Reed Park, where various community organizations set up tables with valuable resources. The event included fun activities like a petting zoo, face painting, music, and more. The park is set for a transformation in May 2024, with plans for a new design including a performance stage, playgrounds, and picnic areas.

Additionally, TWP engaged in Wildcat Creek cleanup and restoration, where more than forty volunteers helped remove trash and invasive blackberries. The organization also planted two native plant gardens known as Hope Gardens in North Richmond to bring seasonal blooms and joy to the community.

As part of the Earth Month activities, TWP extended an invitation to the Grayson Creek Cleanup event on April 27th. This event, in collaboration with the Contra Costa Resource Conservation District, aims to improve habitat for various riparian species. Interested volunteers can sign up for the event through the provided link.

The Watershed Project’s efforts during Earth Month showcased its commitment to environmental conservation and community engagement. By organizing various volunteer workdays and events, TWP continues to make a positive impact on urban habitats and biodiversity in Richmond.

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