Contra Costa Creek and Watershed Symposium 2019

Thu, Dec 5th 2019, all day
St. Mary's College

The Contra Costa Watershed Forum is pleased to announce that the Sixth Quadrennial Contra Costa Creek and Watershed Symposium (Symposium) will be held at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California on Thursday, December 5th, 2019. The Symposium is a daylong event that brings together local organizations, community members, and representatives from the public and private sectors who are interested in creek and watershed health to share information, problem solve, and network. The Symposium draws over 300 attendees, so it is an excellent opportunity to gain public awareness. 

The 2019 Symposium will mark the 20th anniversary of the Contra Costa Watershed Forum’s formation. The theme of this year’s Symposium is “A Culture of Conservation,” and it is through this lens that we will explore the past 20 years of collaboration to manage, conserve, and restore watersheds in Contra Costa County. In addition to reflecting on the past 20 years of watershed work, the Symposium will also look ahead and consider plans and hopes for the next 20 years of watershed work in the county.

The Contra Costa Watershed Forum invites proposals for presentations, posters, artwork, and field trips that explore watershed work and our Symposium theme, “A Culture of Conservation.” In particular, we would like to highlight the roles of collaboration, art, and technology in watershed work.

We look forward to receiving your proposals for:

Presentations – Speaking (individually or on a panel) about projects, research, or other activities related to creeks and/or watersheds
Posters – Displaying/presenting information about projects, research, or other activities related to creeks and/or watersheds
Artwork – Displaying/performing artwork (visual arts, poetry, music, etc.) focused on creeks and/or watersheds
In addition to the abovementioned opportunities to participate in the Symposium on December 5th, we also invite proposals for Field Trips to take place on Friday, December 6th, 2019. This is an opportunity for you (or your organization/group) to lead Symposium attendees on a field trip to a creek- or watershed-related project site in Contra Costa County. This is a great way to raise awareness about completed or in- progress projects.

Accepted proposals will be used to develop the Symposium program. If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified no later than October 4, 2019. To submit a proposal, please complete the Proposal Submission Form at the end of this document and send it as an email attachment to by 5 p.m. on 9/15/2019. Direct questions to Elissa Robinson at or 925-690-4150.

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