San Lorenzo Creek Watershed Archive

General Interest

What Is a Watershed? — An excellent brief introduction to watersheds, called drainage basins or catchments in other parts of the world.

Ahwahnee Water Principles — A comprehensive and integrated set of principles and policies based on whole-system planning.

Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program: Library of Resources

Bay Area Watershed Plan — Principal work is on-line information about restoration projects in the Bay Area.

Mapping Lost Waters — How scientists are mapping the Bay Area's past environment.

Mapping Urban Creeks — From Coast and Ocean Magazine, spring 1997.

Stormwater Manager's Resource Center — Everything you need to know about stormwater in a single site.

Watershed Central — Information on watershed management (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).

Watersheds — Extensive information about watersheds (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).

Water Programs of U.S. EPA Region 9 (California)


Bay Area Ridge Trail Council — This organization leads the effort to complete a continuous 550+-mile trail for hikers, mountain bicyclists, and equestrians along the ridgelines overlooking San Francisco Bay. East Bay creeks running east-west toward the bay afford potential trails linking the Bay Trail and the Ridge Trail running along the Contra Costa hills.

California Watershed Network — A nongovernmental, nonprofit organization, CWN works to develop a coordinated network of community-based watershed management in California.

Corps Reform Network — A coalition of organizations concerned about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers management of water resources, advocating for reforms to the Corps' procedures.

Friends of San Lorenzo Creek

San Francisco Estuary Institute — Conducts studies of Bay Area creeks. Of particular interest is its historical ecology program that documents the earlier geography of Bay Areas creeks and wetlands.

San Francisco Estuary Partnership — The Partnership provides leadership in promoting local watershed management planning for creeks that drain into the San Francisco Bay (the lower San Francisco Estuary). It has also been instrumental in preparing the "Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan" for the San Francisco Estuary (see "Two Hearts Beating Not Quite as One" in the June 2016 Estuary News at the Partnership's website).

San Lorenzo Creek Watershed Task Force — In October 2006 the Alameda County Board of Supervisors created a task force on creeks in the San Lorenzo watershed. The task force began meeting in August 2007, and concluded its recommendations in the fall of 2010.

Urban Creeks Council — A Berkeley-based nonprofit organization that seeks to preserve, protect, and restore urban streams and their riparian habitats.

[Revised July 24, 2016]