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Wildcat Creek Watershed | Richmond, CA
What about reimagining watersheds as neighborhoods, large and small? Wholly H2O is working with live media artist Ian Winters and the 12-member Lightbulb Ensemble to create a visual and sound performance, The WaterHood. The performance will explore the complex qualities and characteristics of a watershed from various perspectives – physical, aesthetic, ecological, and social. The 2018 performances will emanate from Wholly H2O’s year-long citizen science data collection project in the Richmond, CA watershed reconnecting humans with their watersheds and the natural water cycle.
Lake Merritt BioBlitz, Image Credit: Nerds for Nature
Oysters | Image Credit: The Watershed Project
To spread awareness of the fact that we all live in a watershed and that our behavior influences the well-being or harm of all of our WaterHood neighbors. Children, teens, and adults become data-gathering “citizen scientists,” whose work will be featured in the finished piece.
We’re inviting hikers, kayakers, experienced BioBlitzers, at-risk youth groups, and especially those who aren’t in the habit of noticing their ecosystem to be citizen scientists and photograph species throughout the Richmond watershed. You can upload them to our project site on iNaturalist entitled “Richmond CA Watershed“.
We have planned four specific surveying events, called a BioBlitz, from Summer 2017 to Spring 2018. But you can add photographic observations in the Richmond watershed at any time from May 1, 2017 to April 31, 2018. Get out there and get to know your wonderful watershed! Even if you don’t live in Richmond, you’ll fall in love with it through its WaterHood. Look below to see find out about our upcoming BioBlitz.
Citizen Science Bio Blitzes
Richmond Shoreline BioBlitz | July 1, 2017 | FREE
Citizen Scientists at work!
Images from past Bio Blitzes