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.  

San Rafael City and Marin County hiring new Directors!Monday, June 22nd, 2015


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 […]

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. […]

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! […]

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