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.  

MSEL Students present Marin’s Floating Islands to Supe’sThursday, December 10th, 2015

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On December 8, 2015 the CCWR volunteer students from the Marin School of Environmental Leadership LEAD program presented “Marin’s Floating Islands” to the Marin County Government at the Board of Supervisors meeting in the Marin County Civic Center. Watch their presentation here: Civic Center Watershed Restoration (CCWR) is a GWC project to improve the water […]

Voices of the Watershed: Shirley FischerThursday, December 10th, 2015

Voices of the Watershed: Shirley Fischer

It’s a rare thing for a shopping mall to incorporate a pedestrian and bicycle path around its perimeter. But the Northgate Promenade officially opened in 2010, thanks in large part to the efforts of Shirley Fischer and the North San Rafael Vision Committee. “We wanted a safe place for people to walk and bike,” says […]

Next Monthly Meeting November 11 with Guest SpeakersTuesday, October 27th, 2015

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The monthly GWC board meeting for November 2015 has been postponed until Wednesday November 11 at 7 PM. There will be a discussion about McInnis marsh restoration. Our speakers will be KHE Hydrologist Rachel Kamman and Marin County Parks Planner James Raives. Rachel and James will present conceptual plans for wetland restoration at McInnis Marsh, […]

Floating Islands Launch at Civic Center LagoonThursday, October 1st, 2015

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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. Pleae contribute to our fundraiser on Indiegogo! The goals of the CCWR project are to: Foster community stewardship of watershed commons around the Marin Civic […]

Oct. 7 Greywater LectureMonday, September 14th, 2015


On October 7, 2015 we welcomed Guest Speaker Jan Gross from Heritage Landscapes in San Anselmo to our monthly board meeting. Jan talked about Greywater applications and led a lively discussion about the various greywater applications. Thanks to Jan and all our visitors! Greywater Topics: laundry to landscape plumbing irrigation systems bioswales for regenerating the water […]

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

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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 […]

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