The Pilarcitos Creek watershed isn't all that large, but it drains the western slope of the foothills from Skyline to Half Moon Bay, and thus brings quite a lot of water to the Pacific.
The debate about appropriate use of all this water has been going on for more than 140 years. Today its management involves a huge number of public agencies as well as private nonprofits (CGF among them), and the issues - like the water - can get quite muddy.
As a step toward working this all out, CGF and 17 other groups are sponsoring a public forum on restoring the Pilarcitos Creek Watershed. The Half Moon Bay Water Summit will invoke a watershed approach for balancing the competing demands for water in this area.
The forum's next Thursday, April 28 from 9-4pm at the I.D.E.S. Hall in Half Moon Bay.
Admission is free, but pre-registation is required if you want to get in on the complimentary lunch.
For more info call 650-712-7765 or get the details on the CGF calendar.