Because the beaver isn't just an animal; it's an ecosystem!

The Martinez Beavers

Day: November 15, 2012

What a great crowd! What a beautiful theater! What a delightful setting! About 100 Rossmoorians came yesterday to hear the exciting tale of the Martinez beavers and to learn about the effect they are having on Alhambra Creek. I can’t tell you how nice it was to just show up and have a tech plug in the sound system and everything for me. Or how charming the organizer (and my host) Robert Carlton was – standing in the huge parking lot with a “Nature Association” sign so we’d know where to go in the massive grounds – and saving me his article from the newsletter below.

We brought the scrapbook, the banners and the chew along with brochures and festival pamphlets. There was a huge movie screen, and the comfortable seats were mostly filled by people who really wanted to learn about beavers. Raging Grannie and beaver friend Gail drove all the way from Palo Alto to attend! And our own Cheryl Reynolds mom was happily in the audience. Great questions included the gestation period of beavers and  why a city would install sheetpile in a creek.

Of course my very favorite was the retired biologist who wanted to know what kind of grants we were receiving from fish and wildlife?