Alhambra Creek Watershed

Alhambra Creek Watershed

Bay Point, Pittsburg, and Antioch

Our goal is to understand and assess water-related issues and challenges at the neighborhood level, from the community’s perspective. (Information is available in English and Spanish).

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The Alhambra Native Plant Trail

Visit the gardens created by volunteers from Friends of Alhambra Creek and the California Native Plant Society to get ideas for your very own California native garden at home!

The goal of the Alhambra Native Plant Trail is not only to educate residents about our native flora, but also to create a wildlife corridor through Martinez for birds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects.

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Alhambra Watershed Council

The Alhambra Watershed Council (AWC) is a stakeholder group that was established in 1997 to produce the Alhambra Creek Watershed Management Plan (2001). The group’s mission is to protect and enhance the health of the Alhambra Creek Watershed by educating the public about the watershed, providing a forum for new ideas and projects, and acting as a community resource.

By representing diverse stakeholder interests and promoting healthy natural systems, the AWC aims to support the health and vitality of the entire watershed community. Contra Costa County, Friends of Alhambra Creek, National Park Service, New Leaf Collaborative, Mt. View Sanitary District, and residents are among the active participants. Past projects include the Alhambra Creek Watershed Map and Festival and the Strentzel Lane Flood Reduction Project. The AWC receives coordinator support from the CCRCD.

Meetings are currently held on the first Tuesday of every month (excluding August) at 6:30pm, on Zoom. Interested community members are welcome to attend AWC meetings. Come and share your ideas!

AWC Meeting dates for 2023 are listed below. If you would like to join a meeting and are not yet on the AWC email list, please contact Victoria Woolfolk for the meeting access info.

2023 AWC Meeting Dates:

January3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, September 5, October 3,November 7, December 5

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Friends of Alhambra Creek

Established in 1991, Friends of Alhambra Creek is a volunteer group that brings people and Alhambra Creek together to protect the health of the creek and its surrounding community. They have collaborated with other people and agencies to participate in, and carry out, a wide range of projects.

The group meets at 6pm on the third Tuesday of each month. These meetings are currently held on Zoom. Meeting agendas are uploaded to the Friends of Alhambra Creek Facebook Page and a Google Drive folder a few days prior to each meeting. To view the agendas, please click this Google Drive Folder Link.

If you have any questions, or would like to join a meeting, please contact the Friends of Alhambra Creek at

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Mt. View Sanitary District

The Mt. View Sanitary District (MVSD) provides wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services for the northeasterly portion of the City of Martinez and adjacent unincorporated lands to the northeast. Their wetlands and pond restoration projects are one of a kind and provide both habitat and wastewater filtration.  Tours of their beautiful site are available to the public.

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New Leaf Collaborative

The New Leaf Collaborative is a 501c3 non-profit corporation based out of Martinez, CA. They support learners in the following ways:

  • Provide and support hands-on learning and leadership opportunities to K-14 students in areas of science, nature and ecological literacy.
  • Cultivate structures for educators, students, parents and community members to work in partnership to link learning to real-life exploration, community-based projects and career focused pathways.
  • Conduct workshops for educators, students, parents and community members that promote holistic approaches to learning cultures.
  • NLC's Vision is "to connect community, resources, and expertise to students so that learning is linked to real-life exploration, community-based projects and career-focused pathways in order to cultivate healthy communities and individuals, intellectually curious learners, and responsible, ecologically literate citizens".
  • NLC's Mission is to "provide hands-on, experiential learning and leadership opportunities, in areas of science, nature and ecological literacy in order to nurture the social and emotional health of TK-14 students, educators, and community partners.

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National Park Service

Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places and share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. NPS is the local steward of the John Muir Historical Site and Strentzel Meadow.

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Alhambra Creek Watershed Photo Gallery

Emma Koeze

Watershed Conservation Coordinator



Emma Koeze

Skills: Conservation tillage, integrated pest management, grant writing, project management, partnership building.

Fun Fact: Loves beekeeping and had a goat growing up by the name of Lady Ashley.

Emma Koeze

Emma grew up in Albemarle County, Virginia next to the Rivanna River on Monacan land. She received her Bachelor’s in International Business Administration and her Master’s in Global Business & Sustainability from Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

After spending several years in the renewable energy industry, Emma worked as the interim farm manager of a 15 acre regenerative flower farm on Maui. There, she learned invaluable lessons in ‘āina and environment from Indigenous and local leaders via Hawai’i Farmers Union United’s ‘Farm Apprentice Mentoring Program’.

Emma has experience conducting invasive species removal and designing and implementing field work plans. Additionally, she has managed an orchid nursery, a Moringa grove, and apiary. She served as a grant writer for a successful climate-smart agriculture program and enjoys working to unite stakeholders in the pursuit of shared goals.

At CCRCD Emma supports community-led watershed and agricultural conservation efforts in the interest of a sustainable and equitable future for people and planet.