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Free Events: Slow the Flow

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)


Want to learn how to prevent water pollution? Rainwater that doesn't soak into the ground flows directly into local creeks through storm drains. This stormwater runoff contains pollutants such as motor oil, pesticides, and trash. In fact, stormwater runoff from roads, sidewalks, and landscaping is the single greatest source of water pollution. We will discuss water-wise landscaping practices that prevent water pollution, including rain gardens, bioswales, pervious pavers, and use of native plants. Then we'll take a field trip to Lost Park and an adjacent parking lot to see a recently constructed stormwater treatment project. We'll also join The Stream Team in monitoring water quality in Big Chico Creek and in assisting Friends of Bidwell Park in planting native trees along the creek.


Timmarie Hamill (The Stream Team)

Timmarie Hamill holds a B.S. in Biology, a Secondary Math and Science Teaching Credential, and a Masters in Science Teaching from California State University at Chico. As a biologist, she has planned and conducted water quality inventories as they relate to fish and wildlife in the private and public sectors for over 20 years. She has served as an Industrial Waste Inspector for the City of Chico, biologist for the Department of Water Resources, Executive Director for The Stream Team, science teacher for a small Charter School, and most recently, project manager for stormwater education and water quality assessment grants.

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Lise Smith-Peters (Friends of Bidwell Park)

Lise Smith-Peters is Development Director for the College of Behavioral and Social Science at California State University, Chico. She is a team member of Chico State's central advancement office and responsible for the fundraising efforts of the College. Prior to joining Chico State, Lise served the City of Chico Park Division for nine years as Park Services Coordinator/Volunteer Coordinator, which involved establishing a pro-active park volunteer program, grant writing and development efforts for Bidwell Park and serving as staff liaison to the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission. In this position, she helped promote volunteerism and stewardship of the Park and researched and wrote reports on park policies.

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