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    Connect the people who live and work in Las Gallinas Valley with their creek and watershed. Advance local conservation action. Promote watershed restoration, protection and education. Please support us! Become a member of GWC.

    Who We Are

    Gallinas Watershed Council (GWC) is a group of concerned citizens who live and work in Las Gallinas Valley, North San Rafael, Marin County. From the headwaters in the hills of Terra Linda to the wetlands of Santa Venetia, we are committed to using the WATERSHED APPROACH to protect and manage our environment. We are a 501c(3) Nonprofit  fiscally sponsored by MarinLink.

    Learn what you can do and about watershed events.  

    For more information please download the GWC PDF Brochure and the GWC Watershed Issues Map.  

2014 Holiday PartyThursday, December 4th, 2014

Gallinas Creek Tour

Our GWC Holiday Party is on Saturday Dec. 13, 2014 GWC will not have a meeting in Dec–we will have a party to celebrate all that has happened this year and all the work everyone has done in support of a restored, healthy Gallinas Creek and community. We were going to do a paddle to […]

Civic Center Watershed Restoration Project launchedFriday, November 21st, 2014

Civic Center Lagoon Project Launch at Bioneers Conference

A project to improve the water quality of the Civic Center watershed was launched in October 2014  during the annual Bioneers Conference. Since 1998 the Bioneers Conference has met every October at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Civic Center. The prestigious event brings national attention to the Civic Center area between the South Fork of Gallinas Creek […]

Watershed Music CD AvailableFriday, November 21st, 2014

Watershed CD

ORDER NOW Send a check for $15 to: Gallinas Watershed Council 68 Mitchell Blvd, Ste 240 San Rafael, CA 94903 (includes S/H for USA) Pay by Credit Card or Paypal (includes S/H for USA and $1 processing fee) CD Reviews Press Release Watershed Music CD Marin IJ: CD Review by Paul Liberatore Bay Nature Magazine: […]

What to Green Using Graywater – SVNA Neighborhood Connections lectureThursday, September 25th, 2014

Laundry Graywater

About 10 Santa Venetia neighbors met at Le Chalet Basque Wed., Sept. 24, to learn how to stay green with graywater. Organized by neighbors Kathleen Nemetz, Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, and Realtor® Yvonne Young, the meeting was the second Neighborhood Connections meeting to be co-sponsored with the Santa Venetia Neighborhood Association.   Many of the 10 […]

RIP California Clapper Rail. Welcome California Ridgway’s Rail!Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

California Ridgway

Remember when Pluto was demoted from Planet to Dwarf Planet? That’s kind of how this feels… Our beloved GWC mascot, the California Clapper Rail, is apparently NOT a clapper rail. Nope, this is not a joke. The California Clapper Rail is now called the California Ridgway’s Rail. Read the KQED article below… and please welcome […]

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