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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.  

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 […]

Civic Center Watershed Restoration (CCWR) ProjectMonday, August 10th, 2015

Civic Center Lagoon Prject Launch at Bioneers Conference

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 Civic Center Launch ongoing demonstration project showing innovative watershed restoration Improve […]

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

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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 […]

County Fair Watershed Demo July 1 2015Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Local politicians Al Boro (former Mayor of San Rafael) and Damon Connolly (new Marin County Supervisor) learn about watersheds from GWC volunteer Judy Schriebman

Kids young and old learn from our  Watershed Model Gallinas Watershed Council will be at the Marin County Fair again! Every year GWC demonstrates our WATERSHED MODEL at the Marin County Fair . Visit our booth at the Gardens Tent on Wednesday July 1. 2015. Kids 12 and under were FREE at the Marin County […]

Voices of the Watershed: Lynn PaytonWednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Lynn Payton at home in Santa Venetia

Voices of the Watershed Series Lynn Payton: Life on the Santa Venetia Levee In the 1990s when Lynn Payton and her husband were looking to downsize from a large home in San Anselmo, their daughter suggested looking at a house on Adrian Way. The minute Lynn stepped inside, she knew this was the place. She […]

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