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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.  

Bike the Watershed 5: 5th Annual GWC Bicycle TourMonday, May 18th, 2015

Bike The Watershed 4 bike ride August 2014

  Bike the Watershed 5 The Gallinas Watershed Council invites you to our fifth annual bike ride through Gallinas Watershed on August 15, 2015. Our 5th Annual GWC “BIKE THE WATERSHED” Bicycle Tour takes place in North San Rafael. We will have several stops along the way including at the new SMART train tracks. We […]

Terra Linda High School MarinSEL Students collaboration with GWCWednesday, May 6th, 2015

May 2015 MarinSEL School of Environmental Leadership Galinas Creek Cleanup

MarinSEL (Marin School of Environmental Leadership) students from Terra Linda High School collaborated with GWC in their 2014 LEAD (Leadership and Environmental Action Project) The MarinSEL students held 3 Creek Cleanups and created a proposal and presentation to San Rafael City Council to install permanent trash booms in Gallinas Creek to reduce waste flowing downstream. […]

Civic Center Watershed Restoration (CCWR) ProjectFriday, May 1st, 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 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 the […]

Santa Venetia DocksSunday, April 26th, 2015

The Gallinas Watershed Council has prepared a 2015 report detailing current issues with Santa Venetia docks. The article is now published on the Marin County Watershed Website. It includes the permit requirements for rehabilitation docks on Gallinas Creek www.marinwatersheds.org/documents/SantaVenetiaBoatDocksReport_000.pdf

Hey Kids, Lets Make a Model of a WatershedThursday, March 12th, 2015

   It All Runs Downhill – Make a model of a watershed, Nowadays water pollution comes mostly from stormwater. Rain and snow are usually clean when falling from the sky. Once water flows over and through the ground it picks up chemicals, oil, animal wastes, and other contaminants. This changes clean water into polluted runoff, […]

Gallinas Creek Tour donated to 2015 Blue Jean Ball AuctionTuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Blue Jean Ball 5

Gallinas Watershed Council donated a canoe tour on the Galinas Creek (valued at $200) to the annual Blue Jean Ball fundraiser put on by Integrated Community Services (ICS) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC). The winner of the creek tour at the Blue Jean Ball auction is in for a delightful afternoon on Gallinas Creek! […]

What is a WATERSHED APPROACH and how can we implement it locally?Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Gallinas Watershed Council  watershed map

The GWC was founded to support a WATERSHED APPROACH in Las Gallinas Valley in North San Rafael. A watershed approach means we need to address ALL watershed issues as if they are linked together. Flood control is only one of these issues. A watershed approach addresses not just the flood zone homes included in FZ […]

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