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watershed display case

Dutch Bill Creek Watershed

This beautifully sculpted kiosk, with hand crafted steam-bent shingles and lovely salmon shaped trusses, houses a wealth of educational materials and is a must-see for locals, and eco-tourists alike. The north side of the display is dedicated to Dutch Bill Creek Watershed and the south side of the display is dedicated to the Salmon Creek Watershed. This kiosk provides an opportunity for these two active citizen based watershed groups to display their informative watershed maps, pictures, wildlife and plant lists, restoration information, community watershed related activities, public meetings and other pertinent ideas of interest to local community members and visiting tourists.

Occidental Watershed Divide Kiosk

Salmon Creek Watershed

In the hearts and stomachs of many folks, Occidental has always been considered a special place and now with this new feature in town we can all celebrate and recognize the fact that visiting Occidental is quite literally a Watershed Moment. We hope that you too will venture down to visit this kiosk and have a watershed moment of your own.

On behalf of the Dutch Bill Creek Watershed Group and the Salmon Creek Watershed Council, the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center’s WATER Institute was able to make this exciting project happen due to a generous grant from the all the members of the Sunrise Sebastopol Rotary Club. In addition, many thanks are due to the skilled carpenters who volunteered their time, Mischa Steinbruck, James Pelican, Jim Coleman, Kate Lundquist and Stephanie Smith.