San Lorenzo Creek Watershed Archive


May 8, 2014 -- Crow Canyon Road/Crow Creek Realignment
The county Public Works Agency (PWA) has for several years been planning to straighten portions of Crow Canyon Road and adjacent Crow Creek because of concerns for collisions and traffic flow along the road. An initial public meeting was held Feb. 13, 2013 to introduce the safety study being conducted by the PWA. Preliminary findings and recommendations from this study will be presented at a public meeting on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 6 p.m., at the Castro Valley Library. For more information see PWA website or write

May 8, 2014 -- County Watercourse Protection Ordinance Revision
Revision of the county's Watercourse Protection Ordinance (WPO) is underway. A series of workshops is being held under the auspices of the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC). The next workshop will be Monday, May 12, immediately following the conclusion of the MAC's meeting, which starts at 6 p.m., Castro Valley Library. To see the proposed revision released by the county Public Works Agency, go to draft WPO revision. For more information contact Bill Lepere, Public Works Agency, e-mail, 670-5431; or Liz McElligott, Planning Department, e-mail, 670-6120.

Dec. 20, 2012 -- San Lorenzo Creek Watershed Task Force Final Report
The final report and recommendations of the San Lorenzo Creek Watershed Task Force, created by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in 2007, was presented to the board's Transportation and Planning Committee at its meeting Nov. 5, 2012. The June 27, 2011 report had earlier been considered by the county planning commission, which had disagreed with certain recommendations.

The board committee directed the county's Public Works Agency to proceed with amending the county's Watercourse Protection Ordinance in keeping with the recommendations of the task force and planning commission. The Planning Department was directed to take relevant recommendations into consideration in the implementation of policies and programs pertaining to watercourses in the county's general plan. See Task Force Update at the Public Works Agency website.