Alhambra Watershed Council

Alhambra Watershed Council

AWC is a stakeholder group 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, acting as a community resource, and providing a forum for new ideas and projects. By representing diverse stakeholder interests and promoting healthy natural systems, AWC seeks the health and vitality of the entire watershed community. The County, Friends of Alhambra Creek, National Park Service, Muir Heritage Land Trust, residents, Martinez Planning Commission, and Alhambra Valley Improvement Association are all active participants. Recent projects include the Alhambra Creek Watershed Map and Festival, the Strentzel Lane Flood Reduction Project, and AVCC (see below). AWC receives coordinator support from the RCD.

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month. Interested community members are always welcome to attend AWC meetings. Come and share your ideas! Please contact Lisa Damerel if you have any questions.

Informational Documents and Brochures

Read the Alhambra Watershed Council Goals document


Visit all of the interpretive panels in the watershed. Download the Panel Map to use this guide! Once downloaded, locate all of the interpretive by clicking on the numbered pinheads!


Visit some of the many stewards of the Alhambra Watershed Council!

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.

​Regularly meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM at Martinez City Hall.  If you have any questions feel free to contact the Friends of Alhambra Creek at


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.

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.

For more information, click here.

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.