Marsh Creek Watershed Council (MCWC)

The artist of the MCWC logo is Monica Sousa. In 2023, the MCWC held a logo contest for anyone who uses or enjoys the watershed. Monica's design was chosen as the winner. To learn more and see the additional logo submissions, click here.

What is the Marsh Creek Watershed Council?

The Marsh Creek Watershed Council is a voluntary, non-regulatory forum to achieve integrated, long-term watershed planning, management and funding, and increase communication and access to information regarding the watershed. 

Meetings are held once a month and typically alternate between virtual Zoom meetings and in-person field trips throughout the watershed. The Zoom meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 to 5:30pm.

The 2024 MCWC Zoom meetings are planned to occur on January 30, March 26, May 28, July 30, and October 29. Field trips and/or in-person meetings will be scheduled during the months between. The MCWC will not meet or have field trips during the months of August and December.

If you would like to receive information regarding upcoming meetings, field trips, and updates, please add yourself to the email list below. All are welcome to join MCWC activities!

MCWC Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles

Mission Statement: The Marsh Creek Watershed Council connects and inspires people and communities to collaborate, organize, and facilitate stewardship of a healthy, thriving watershed.

Vision Statement: We envision a revitalized and resilient Marsh Creek Watershed with shaded creek corridors from Mt. Diablo into the Delta that provides clean, cool water, supports biodiversity, builds community and inspires stewardship.

Guiding Principles:

  1. Interconnectivity: We recognize the connection between our individual selves, communities, and ecosystems. 
  2. Resilience: We aim to build the capacity of our communities and local ecosystems to be resilient in the face of natural and human caused changes.
  3. Adaptability: We practice flexibility, utilize technologies and develop resources to build a thriving watershed.  
  4. Understanding: We strive to include diverse perspectives to enable collaboration on common goals and actions. 
  5. Impact: We promote and create opportunities to educate and deeply connect our communities to nature and the watershed.   
  6. Engagement: We provide opportunities for all to learn, participate and take action.

To better understand the extent of the Marsh Creek Watershed, you can follow a drop of water from Mt. Diablo into the Delta using the River Runner Sam Learner tool. You can access the tool below.

Access tool

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Marsh Creek Watershed Council Meeting Minutes

The Marsh Creek Watershed Council Meeting Minutes can be found here. Meeting minutes document the happenings of each MCWC meeting. Read the meeting minutes to catch up on past meeting discussions and decisions.

Meeting Minutes

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Read More about Marsh Creek Watershed!

This is a list of resources where you can read more about the history and the happenings in Marsh Creek Watershed.

Agencies and Organizations involved in the Marsh Creek Watershed Council

In addition to landowners, community members, and teachers throughout the Marsh Creek watershed, the following list of agencies participate and/or partner with the Marsh Creek Watershed Council.