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Friends of Pinole Creek Watershed Turns 20

Lisa Anich

Watershed Conservation Manager

A banner proclaiming the 20-year milestone is now on display at the southern end of Tennent Avenue in Pinole, and the Pinole City Council will recognize FOPCW with a proclamation at their August 17 2021 meeting.

Carol Arnold and the late Dr. Joe Mariotti organized the small volunteer organization in June 2001. By 2004, the group published a Vision Plan detailing actions that have strong local support. FOPCW volunteers contributed to several major restoration projects including the Pinole Creek Demonstration Project in 2010 and the Fish Passage at I-80 in 2016.

FOPCW’s 20th anniversary is a special moment to celebrate accomplishments, to thank FOPCW volunteers and organizational partners, and to look forward to new opportunities for watershed stewardship such as the Pinole Creek Thriving Earth project.

We invite you to be a part of the next chapter of Pinole Creek Watershed stewardship! Please sign up for FOPCW email announcements by contacting Emma Koeze at ekoeze@ccrcd.org.

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