Planting at Robertson Park with Living Arroyos


February 22, 2020 | 9:00 AM PST - 11:30 AM PST
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Living Arroyos | 1689 Bluebell Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
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Event Title:

Planting at Robertson Park with Living Arroyos

Event Date:          

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Event Time:

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM PT

Event Address:

1689 Bluebell Drive Livermore, CA  94551

Event Prerequisites

  • Warm layers
  • Sturdy closed toed shoes
  • Hat
  • Water Bottle
  • Waiver (will be provided after registration)

Event Structure:  


9:00 AM  Sign in with Director of Sustainability, intro to program and project and planting demonstration by Living Arroyos Coordinator
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Planting

Who Should Attend:

Parties interested in expanding their knowledge of sustainable practices.

PDUs for Event:

2.5: 1 Leadership, 1 Strategic, 0.5 Technical

Event Description

Living Arroyos is a partnership of the City of Livermore, City of Pleasanton, Livermore Area Parks and Recreation District (LARPD), and Zone 7 Water Agency.  The program is a unique community engagement opportunity that renews and enhances urban stream and riparian (streamside) habitats in the Livermore-Amador Valley and re-establishes the connection between people and the arroyos in their own backyards.
The Robertson Park project was first planted in Winter-Spring 2019. We will be planting a mixture of native riparian trees, shrubs and forbs. This area is a remnant of a unique habitat type that exists elsewhere in the Livermore valley, called a Sycamore Grove alluvial flood plain. This habitat type is dominated by Western Sycamores, Coast Live Oak, and Valley Oak. The historical flooding that occurred before European colonization scoured the substrate, leaving the perfect material for young sycamores to grow in. Since we no longer allow flooding events like that to occur we are not seeing any new sycamore regeneration. This project is a way to revitalize this habitat and to mitigate for streamside impacts that the City of Livermore incurred in the 2018-19 rain year. 
In the event of heavy rain, the event will be canceled 48 hours in advance and rescheduled accordingly.

Cancellation and No-Show Policy

If you have made a reservation and find that you will be unable to attend, please send an email to [email protected] and cancel your ticket at least one week before the event. Cancellations affect the day's work plan. Please do not attend without registration confirmation.  If you have missed the registration window, please contact [email protected] and ask if any spaces have opened up due to cancellations.


$0.00 Regular Member

$0.00 Guest, Non-member