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

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