Friends of Pinole Creek Watershed

The Pinole Creek Watershed unifies a diverse community that is actively involved in its stewardship. Pinole Creek is a central feature of the landscape, and hosts a healthy riparian habitat, including a native steelhead trout population. Its clean waters are safe for children to play in, a creek-side trail links parks, schools, and  neighborhoods.

Our goals are to increase awareness and to provide quality educational opportunities for the general public to study the value of this natural resource and to accumulate and afford financial support for these goals. We will promote and support the identification, assessment and monitoring and contibute to the restoration planning process of Pinole Creek,  its watershed and wetlands.



General Meeting
Thursday, February 13  7:00 pm

Pinole Library, 2935 Pinole Valley Rd

Photo of California Newt

FOPCW board member Bill Voigt will  share his  knowledge of newt of the Bay Area, amphibians that thrive in Bay Area streams and watersheds. You may have heard that South Park Drive in Tilden Regional Park closes during the early winter to protect migrating newts. What else should we know about these photogenic creatures? Bill Voigt is a retired GIS analyst and research biologist as well as a talented artist.


Mouth of Pinole Creek
Mouth of Pinole Creek, flowing into San Pablo Bay