Alhambra Watershed Council

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

AWC Meeting dates for 2022 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.

2022 Meeting Dates

January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6

Alhambra Watershed Council Meeting Minutes

The Alhambra Watershed Council Decision Meeting Minutes can be found here. Decision Meeting Minutes document the decisions and action items during the associated meeting.

Informational Documents and Brochures

Fact Sheet: Arundo donax in the Alhambra Creek Watershed

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Fact Sheet: Alhambra Creek Watershed Flooding

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Read the Alhambra Watershed Council Goals document

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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!

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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 groups and agencies to participate in and carry out a wide range of projects.

​The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month and is currently holding meetings on Zoom. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Friends of Alhambra Creek at friendsofac@gmail.com.

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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. For more information, click here.

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. For more information, click here.