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Bike the Watershed 5: 5th Annual GWC Bicycle Tour

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 […]

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Terra Linda High School MarinSEL Students collaboration with GWC

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. […]

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Civic Center Watershed Restoration (CCWR) Project

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 […]

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Santa Venetia Docks

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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What is a WATERSHED APPROACH and how can we implement it locally?

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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Russ Greenfield new advisory board member for FLOOD CONTROL ZONE #7

Russ Greenfield founder of Gallinas Watershed Council

Russ Greenfield is a founding board member and former president of the Gallinas Watershed Council (GWC). He was asked by outgoing Supervisor Susan Adams to serve as an advisory board member for FLOOD CONTROL ZONE #7 (FZ #7). Russ will replace Tim Ribble who is leaving the neighborhood. Russ helped found the GWC to support […]

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Please Comment on Gallinas Creek Dredging and Santa Venetia Drainage

The Gallinas Creek Geomorphic Dredge Technical Memorandum and the Santa Venetia Interior Drainage Study have been posted to the Gallinas Watershed Program website at www.marincounty.org The public comment period closes on March 6, 2015. Forward comments to Laurie Williams, Senior Watershed Planner at lwilliams@marincounty.orgĀ . The Gallinas Creek Flood Protection and Watershed Program is a project […]

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