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CONTENTS ~ 07 September 2006

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~  Next Calendar Submission Deadline
~  Take our survey - help Acterra redesign our web-site's homepage!
~  Acterra Featured Events
~  EcoCalendar: Upcoming events. Also available online at: Acterra Community Calendar

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~  Next Calendar Submission Deadline is Sunday, September 17, at Noon.  Submit online at: Acterra EcoCalendar: Submit Your Event.

~ Take our survey - help Acterra redesign our web-site's homepage! 

Acterra is developing a new web-site. In an effort to make our homepage more informational and user-friendly, we are soliciting your feedback. Out of the items below, please respond to Ashley Binter at ashleyb@acterra.org with the TOP 5 items you would want to have immediately visible when you go to www.acterra.org. Make the subject line of your e-mail "Homepage Survey Response" to ensure that we receive your valuable feedback! 

Please note that the homepage will already include the Acterra logo, Acterra location, info about what Acterra does, etc. If there is something you think we've missed, please include it in your response as the "other" option.

1. Events, Alerts & News
2. Donation Button (links to a page where someone can donate/become an Acterra member)
3. Volunteer Button (links to a page where someone can get information on how to volunteer)
4. "Make a Difference" Button (links to a page that contains info on things you can do immediately to take action)
5. List of Acterra's Programs
6. Way to sign-up to receive the EcoCalendar by e-mail
7. Banner with information on Acterra's featured campaign (we currently have a Cool It! Banner on our homepage)
8. Logos for Acterra supporters (links to other organizations' websites)
9. Other?

~ Acterra Featured Events:

Wednesday,  September 6, 2006   (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm) 
Multiple Dates: Wednesday Evenings 
Weed Warriors   An Acterra Event 
City: Palo Alto 
Description:  Join a group of dedicated weeders. Help native fauna and flora by pulling invasive plants and watering native 
trees. Get a workout (if you wanna push it), fresh air, views of wildlife, and help our environment, simultaneously. 

Cost: Just your sweat and energy 
Location: Gateway Facitility Parking Area at Arastradero Preserve on Arastradero Rd. off Page Mill and Hwy 280.   
Contact: James Aliberti, (415)672-3764, jamesa@acterra.org 
Presented by: Acterra 
Websites:  http://arastradero.org, http://acterra.org
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Wednesday,  September 6, 2006   (7:30 pm - ) 
Visiting Ukrainian Environmental Leaders Discuss their Projects   An Acterra Event 
City: Atherton 
Description:  Eight Ukranian environmental leaders will be discussing the efforts of their non-profits. The delegation is visiting the SF Peninsula to meet with leaders of environmental non-profits and to learn how non-profits influence local governmental policies. The SF Peninsula environmental community and general public are welcome. 

Cost: Free 
Location: Russell Center at Menlo College, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA   
Contact: Larissa Keet, lkeet2@aol.com 
Presented by: Center for Safe Energy and Acterra 
Websites:  http://acterra.org 

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Wednesday,  September 13, 2006   (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) 
How to Raise an Eco-Conscious Child   An Acterra Event 
City: Palo Alto 
Description:  Getting kids to play outdoors and away from their TV/computer screens not only improves their physical health, but 
can build a lifetime connection to the natural world. Learn tips for introducing your children to nature from schoolteacher 
Jerry Hearn and preschooler educator Luane Robinson. 
Parents will receive a list of kid-friendly places to visit, ideas for hands-on activities and contacts at local preschools that 
focus on outdoor experiences for youngsters. 

Cost: $5 Acterra members; $10 general -- or sign up to be an Acterra member this night and it's free! 
Location: Acterra. 3921 E. Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto   
Contact: Ellen Wilkinson, (650) 962-9876 x 306, ellenw@acterra.org 
Presented by: Acterra 
Websites:  http://www.acterra.org 
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~ EcoCalendar: Links to upcoming events. Full calendar available online at: Acterra Community Calendar
Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | Wednesday Evenings | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City: Palo Alto
Weed Warriors   An Acterra Event
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Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City: San Francisco
The Inevitable Architect: An Intro to Green Building
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Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | 7:30 pm - 
City: Atherton
Visiting Ukrainian Environmental Leaders Discuss Their Projects   An Acterra Event
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Thursday, September 7, 2006 | or Saturday, September 9 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
City: Cupertino
Training: Creek Critter Monitoring
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Thursday, September 7, 2006 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
City: San Francisco, California
A Lecture by Richard Register, EcoCity Builders
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Saturday, September 9, 2006 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
City: Various
Free Compost Giveaway
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Saturday, September 9, 2006 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
City: Various on Peninsula
Fall Compost Giveaway
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Saturday, September 9, 2006 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
City: Castle Rock State Park
Train to be Redwood Forest Docent
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Saturday, September 9, 2006 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
City: Oakland
Conference: Living Lightly: Simpler, Slower, Smaller
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Saturday, September 9, 2006 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
City: Palo Alto
Tree walk
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Saturday, September 9, 2006 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
City: Fremont
Family Bird Walk - Free
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Saturday, September 9, 2006 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
City: Menlo Park
Salt Pond Tour - FREE
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Saturday, September 9, 2006 | Sun Sep 10, 2006 | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
City: Palo Alto
Class: Introduction to Permaculture
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Saturday, September 9, 2006 | Every Saturday and Sunday in Sept and Oct | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
City: Sausalito, CA
Hawk Talk and Raptor Banding Demonstration
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Sunday, September 10, 2006 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
City: Half Moon Bay
Burleigh H. Murray Ranch  Half Moon Bay
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Sunday, September 10, 2006 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
City: Fremont
A Taste of the Refuge - FREE
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Sunday, September 10, 2006 | 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
City: Palo Alto
Party: It's a mailing party!!!!
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Tuesday, September 12, 2006 | Thurs, Sept. 14, 2004 | 8:00 am - TBA pm or am...
City: Midpeninsula
Afterschool Program Seeks Eco-Volunteer(s)
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Tuesday, September 12, 2006 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
City: San Jose
Measure A Campaign Kickoff
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Tuesday, September 12, 2006 | Tuesday nights | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
City: Palo Alto
Class: Exploring Deep Ecology
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Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City: Palo Alto
Weed Warriors   An Acterra Event
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Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City: Palo Alto
How to Raise an Eco-Conscious Child   An Acterra Event
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Thursday, September 14, 2006 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
City: San Jose
Public Hearing: State Mining and Geology Board
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Friday, September 15, 2006 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
City: Aptos
Native Plant Sale
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Friday, September 15, 2006 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
City: Los Altos
Talk & Slide Show: Flowers of Siskiyou Mountains
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Saturday, September 16, 2006 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
City: Visitor Center Parking Lot
Coastal Cleanup - FREE
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Saturday, September 16, 2006 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
City: Redwood City
Coastal Cleanup Day by Canoe
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Saturday, September 16, 2006 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
City: Castro Valley
Educator Workshop: Getting Started Garden Design
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Saturday, September 16, 2006 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
City: Half Moon Bay
Coastal Cleanup Day at Half Moon Bay
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Saturday, September 16, 2006 | Sept 24, Oct 7, Oct 22, Nov 4 | 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
City: SAnta Cruz Mountains
Free Docent-Led Hikes in the Redwoods
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Saturday, September 16, 2006 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
City: Pacifica
CA Coastal Cleanup at Pacifica Beaches
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Saturday, September 16, 2006 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
City: Aptos
Native Plant Sale
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Saturday, September 16, 2006 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
City: Fremont
A Trip Back in Time - FREE
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Saturday, September 16, 2006 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
City: Palo Alto
Class: Complete-Diet Mini-Farming
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Saturday, September 16, 2006 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
City: Half Moon Bay
California Coastal Cleanup Day Bird Walk at Half Moon Bay State Beach
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Saturday, September 16, 2006 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City: Palo Alto
Class: Grow Biointensive Economic
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Saturday, September 16, 2006 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City: Fremont
South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Presentation - FREE
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Sunday, September 17, 2006 | 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday every month | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
City: Santa Clara
Volunteer: Ulistac Restoration Work Day
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Sunday, September 17, 2006 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
City: Aptos, CA
Native Plant Sale
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Sunday, September 17, 2006 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City: Menlo Park
Salt Pond Tour - FREE
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Sunday, September 17, 2006 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City: Palo Alto
Organic Dinner and Music Party!
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Tuesday, September 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City: Oakland
Making a difference in Africa
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Thursday, September 21, 2006 | 1:00 pm - 
City: Various
Deadline: Green Schools Sweepstakes
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Saturday, September 23, 2006 | November 4th | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
City: San Rafael
Marin Islands Kayak and Restoration
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Saturday, September 23, 2006 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
City: Palo Alto
Class: Grow Biointensive Composting
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Saturday, September 23, 2006 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City: Fremont
Botanical Wanderings - FREE
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Saturday, September 23, 2006 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City: Palo Alto
Class: Compost Crops
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Saturday, September 23, 2006 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
City: Fremont
Twilight Marsh Walk - FREE
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Sunday, September 24, 2006 | Oct 7, Oct 22, Nov 4 | 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
City: Santa Cruz Mountains
Free Docent-Led Hikes in the Redwoods
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
City: San Francisco
Celebrating African Rivers
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Friday, September 29, 2006 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am
City: San Jose
Large Event: City Year Opening Day
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Saturday, September 30, 2006 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
City: Palo Alto
Class: Starting an Organic Winter Garden
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