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The Silicon Valley Watershed Summit was a huge success, with more than 240 participants. Following are some of the presentations and notes.

Silicon Valley Watershed Summit

Saturday, September 22
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Foothill College Cafeteria
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills [MAP]
(Note: Free parking in Parking Lot 1)

Cost: $10 (includes lunch)

Hosted by the Foothill Center for a Sustainable Future
Funding provided by the Santa Clara Valley Water District, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, and the Sempervirens Fund.

The Silicon Valley Watershed Summit will plan the protection and enhancement of the waters and surrounding lands — the watersheds — of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. The Summit will build sustainability by identifying opportunities for on-going collaboration among agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals that takes advantage of our region's considerable human and biological resources.

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Special Addition: Free showing of "Last Call at the Oasis" in Foothill College's Smithwick Theater at 2:30pm (see below).

Program Details

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2:30pm — Free showing of Last Call at the Oasis in Smithwick Theater (hosted by the Los Altos Hills Water Conservation Committee). Produced by Participant Media, the company responsible for An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc. and Waiting for Superman, Last Call at the Oasis presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, exposing the defects in the current system and depicting communities already struggling with its ill-effects, the film features activist Erin Brockovich and such distinguished experts as Peter Gleick, Alex Prudíhomme, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon. Preview the trailer at http://www.lastcallattheoasis.com


American Planning Association (California Chapter)
Beyond Searsville Dam
California Native Plant Society (Santa Clara Valley Chapter)
Castilleja High School
City of Palo Alto
City of San Jose Environmental Services Department
Committee for Green Foothills
County of San Mateo
Downtown Streets Team
Environmental Volunteers
FishNet 4C
Foothill Center for a Sustainable Future
Friends of Adobe Creek
Greenbelt Alliance
GreenTown Los Altos
Human Agenda
League of Women Voters of Santa Clara County
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
San Francisco Estuary Partnership
San Gregorio Environmental Resource Center
San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program
Santa Clara Basin Watershed Management Initiative
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society
Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Save the Bay
Sempervirens Fund
Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter
Stanford University
Students for a Sustainable Stanford
Sustainable San Mateo County
Sustainable Silicon Valley
Tuolumne River Trust
Water in the West at Stanford
Wholly H2O