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“The City Creeks Journal”

By Gary Bogue
Friday, January 27th, 2006 at 1:43 pm in Book Review, Creeks.

"The City Creeks Journal" is a unique introduction to the natural history of the creeks of Walnut Creek, Calif. It is a field guide AND a journal for recording your observations and sketches of the natural world.  This is a handy book for students and people who just care about our creeks. It features the section of Walnut Creek between Civic Park and the Iron Horse Corridor, introduces riparian communities as complex systems of beauty and great value to wildlife, and explains how they are impacted by urbanization.

Journals are on sale every Sunday at the Walnut Creek Farmer’s Market at Lincoln and Broadway. Cost is $10.95 (including tax). To order by mail, make checks payable to LifeGarden and send to: 860 Bellows Court, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5867. Please include $3.50 for postage and handling.

The Journal is a collaboration between LifeGarden and Diablo Nature Adventures and was funded by a Walnut Creek Civic Pride Grant. Profits from Journal sales support watershed education and restoration programs of LifeGarden.

LifeGarden is a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable land use through publications, classes, tours, and community projects. Diablo Nature Adventures offers field trips in Mt. Diablo State Park and other open space areas that enhance classroom curriculum in a variety of subject areas for students in grades 2-12.

Get more details from Judy Adler, 925-937-3044; e-mail:

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One Response to ““The City Creeks Journal””

  1. Julian Frazer Says:

    A beaver family has taken up residence in Alhambra Creek, Martinez, it looks like a plus to me. Yet the usual people first mentality is about to win out again. The removal of the beavers’ works and probably the family.

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