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.


Otter Alert!

River otters are making a comeback in the Bay Area. Sightings have been reported on or near Pinole Creek from the upper reaches to below Fernandez Park. For more information, check out the River Otter Ecology Project, and please report any sightings to them.

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River Otter Ecology Project

Upcoming Meetings & Events
FoPCW Spring Meeting
Thursday April 18, 2019 7:00pm
Pinole Library 2935 Pinole Valley Rd

Please save the date for the Spring 2019 General Meeting of the Friends of Pinole Creek Watershed!
Our featured guest is Sean Dougan, Trails Development Program Manager for East Bay Regional Park District. Sean will tell us how the beautiful new arched trail bridge at Pinole’s Bayfront Park was designed and built. With its dramatic views, the bridge is a wonderful addition to our watershed and the 350-mile San Francisco Bay Trail project.

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