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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.  

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 […]

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

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