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    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.

    Learn what you can do and about watershed events.  

    For more information please download the GWC PDF Brochure and the GWC Watershed Issues Map.  

Teachers and Students: Learn with a 3D Watershed ModelTuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Watershed Model

Attention Teachers and Educators! Help students learn about watersheds using our 3D Watershed Model. Fun and interactive Can be used in a classroom or outdoors Demonstrate common sources of pollution Learn how to reduce human impacts The Gallinas Watershed Council is offering the use of our 3D Watershed Model to Marin County teachers and educators. […]

GWC Wins Award: 2014 Ted Wellman Water AwardMonday, November 24th, 2014

Marin Conservation League

The Gallinas Watershed Council was the recipient of the Marin Conservation League’s 2014 Ted Wellman Water Award. This was given to GWC at the MCL Annual Dinner on April 11, 2014. The MCL Dinner was quite the event – attended by a veritable “who’s who” in the Marin environmental community, plus many local & regional […]

What to Green Using Graywater – SVNA Neighborhood Connections lectureThursday, September 25th, 2014

Laundry Graywater

About 10 Santa Venetia neighbors met at Le Chalet Basque Wed., Sept. 24, to learn how to stay green with graywater. Organized by neighbors Kathleen Nemetz, Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, and Realtor® Yvonne Young, the meeting was the second Neighborhood Connections meeting to be co-sponsored with the Santa Venetia Neighborhood Association.   Many of the 10 […]

RIP California Clapper Rail. Welcome California Ridgway’s Rail!Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

California Ridgway

Remember when Pluto was demoted from Planet to Dwarf Planet? That’s kind of how this feels… Our beloved GWC mascot, the California Clapper Rail, is apparently NOT a clapper rail. Nope, this is not a joke. The California Clapper Rail is now called the California Ridgway’s Rail. Read the KQED article below… and please welcome […]

Sept 20 Volunteer for Coastal Clean-up DayMonday, September 8th, 2014

CA Coastal Cleanup 2014

The Friends of China Camp (FOCC) and Gallinas Watershed Council (GWC) are participating in Coastal Cleanup Day at China Camp. What is Coastal Cleanup? Coastal Cleanup Day is an annual event in California and around the country. Everyone helps keep waterways and shorelines clean. Here in the Gallinas Watershed we venture out onto Gallinas Creek […]

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