Although our rainfall has been irregular this year, the vernal pools of Springtown have filled and are beginning to dry out and fill with flowers! This April we’ve already seen popcorn flower, California goldfields, Ferris’ goldfields, chick lupine, California poppies, tomcat clover, cow sack clover, and even downingia! There’s much to enjoy at this time … More Springtown blooms in 2018
Ever wonder what your backyard looked like before development changed it dramatically. Springtown, although partially saved from intensive development, has also changed over time. The current extent of the alkali ecosystem (sink and saline drainages) is now about only 1/4 of the historic extent. (see 1958 historic image below) We took this aerial and overlaid … More The Historic Landscape of Springtown: An aerial image analysis
Patti Cole, Livermore Area RPD Ranger and Naturalist, is holding a community talk on the Springtown Preserve on Saturday, Feb 20 at the Livermore Community Center. 9 – 10:30. This is a “Science and Engineering Month” event. Please see: engineering science.me for a calendar of events. Patti is also leading a BioBlitz event on Saturday, … More Come learn about the Preserve area on Saturday, Feb 20th – 9am at the Livermore Community Center
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION Project Title: Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) Garaventa Wetlands Preserve Project Project Location: Garaventa Wetlands Preserve Property in Livermore, California (North Vasco Rd. and Dalton Ave.) Project Description: The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) proposes to construct a boardwalk, viewing platforms, and … More New Project to provide public access to valuable wetlands in North Livermore
On Monday, December 14th 2015, the Livermore City Council voted to commit open space mitigation revenues for open space acquisition, maintenance and management, as well as environmental and habitat enhancement on city owned open space. Complete article is here.
This is the website of the Friends of Springtown Preserve. This site is currently under construction. Please stay tuned for more information.