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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.  

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

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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 […]

Russ Greenfield new advisory board member for FLOOD CONTROL ZONE #7Monday, February 16th, 2015

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 […]

Please Comment on Gallinas Creek Dredging and Santa Venetia DrainageMonday, February 9th, 2015

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.org . The Gallinas Creek Flood Protection and Watershed Program is a project […]

Watershed Music CD AvailableTuesday, January 20th, 2015

Watershed CD

ORDER NOW Send a check for $15 to: Gallinas Watershed Council 68 Mitchell Blvd, Ste 240 San Rafael, CA 94903 (includes S/H for USA) Pay by Credit Card or Paypal (includes S/H for USA and $1 processing fee) CD Reviews Press Release Watershed Music CD Marin IJ: CD Review by Paul Liberatore Bay Nature Magazine: […]

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