Please join Friends of Five Creeks Sat., Dec. 8, on a tour of the restored Guadalupe River , a 3-mile riverside parkway through downtown San Jose with gardens that use recycled water, museums, light rail, public art, some colossal flood-control structures and some beautiful natural reaches. Started as a standard flood-control project, this work was halted for several years by environmental protest and redesigned–though perhaps not enough–to protect trout and salmon. Mostly completed in 2004, it now has lost its bare, just-built look. Friends of Guadalupe River Park and Gardens will lead us on a two-hour tour 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. We’ll have lunch and then continue on our own. The cost is a $10 per person donation to Friends of the Guadalupe River Parkway plus lunch and help with gas for the carpool driver. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 510 848 9358 to reserve or for more information; let us know if you can drive or want a ride, and where you live.