Civic Center Watershed Restoration (CCWR) is a project to improve the water quality of the Marin Civic Center lagoon, part of the Gallinas Watershed in North San Rafael Support us!

Our Mission

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.

Monthly Meetings

GWC usually holds monthly meetings on the First Wednesday of the month (except for holidays) at 7 pm at the Northgate Mall Community room in Terra Linda. Directions

Learn what you can do and about watershed events.  

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

Oct. 7 Greywater LectureMonday, September 14th, 2015


GWC invites you to our monthly meeting On October 7, 2015 to listen to our Guest Speaker from Heritage Landscapes in San Anselmo who will talk about Greywater applications. We will also have Green Plumber Jamie Rogers, owner of Rogers Remodel in Novato speaking as well. Greywater Topics: laundry to landscape plumbing irrigation systems bioswales […]

Civic Center Watershed Restoration (CCWR) ProjectThursday, September 10th, 2015

Civic Center Lagoon Prject Launch at Bioneers Conference

Help the Marin Civic Center Lagoon get two Floating Island biofilters! Civic Center Watershed Restoration (CCWR) is a project to improve the water quality of the Marin Civic Center watershed that was launched during the 2014 Bioneers Conference. The goals of the CCWR project are to: Foster community stewardship of watershed commons around the Marin […]

Watershed Forum Creek Monitoring WorkshopWednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Watershed Forum Creek Monitoring Workshop

Healthy Creeks Workshop Monitoring with Citizen Science Come out and join your watershed community to learn about what local watershed groups are doing in Marin’s creeks using Citizen Science to measure stream health. We will learn the following through a panel discussion plus two HANDS-­-ON demonstrations; Volunteer Monitoring Program Development Successes Lessons Learned Sources of […]

Sept. 2 Speaker to talk about Waste PreventionSaturday, August 15th, 2015

rethink disposable

On September 2, 2015 we invite you to listen to Guest Speaker Dara Rossoff Powell, a Waste Prevention Program Associate with Clean Water Action’s ReThink Disposable program. Dara will be at our monthly board meeting which takes place in the Northgate Mall Community Room at 7 PM. Directions are here. Learn about the environmental impacts […]

Watershed Music CDMonday, July 20th, 2015

Watershed CD

ORDER NOW Send $15 check to : MarinLink For Gallinas Watershed Council 5800 Northgate Mall, Suite 250 San Rafael, CA 94903 (includes S/H for USA) Pay by Credit Card or Paypal (includes S/H for USA plus $1 processing fee) Rave Reviews! Press Release Watershed Music CD Marin IJ: CD Review by Paul Liberatore Bay Nature […]

Bike the Watershed 5: 5th Annual GWC Bicycle TourSaturday, July 11th, 2015

BIKE THE WATERSHED 5 bicycle tour 2015

Bike the Watershed 5 The Gallinas Watershed Council fifth annual bike ride through Gallinas Watershed in North San Rafael took placeon August 15, 2015. This easy, fun and educational  all-ages ride featured stops along the way to discuss the watershed and its inhabitants. We started  out at the Marin Civic Center Jury Parking Lot near the […]

San Rafael City and Marin County hiring new Directors!Monday, June 22nd, 2015


San Rafael will be hiring a new Director of Public Works and the Marin County Board of Supervisors (BOS) is looking for a new Parks Director. They may hire from within but are looking without as well. These two positions are critically important to have staffed with watershed-wise people in order to implement the changes […]

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