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Photo of a child planting near a creek.

Volunteers young and old can help preserve their local creeks through creek groups. Photo courtesy of Friends of Five Creeks.

Local Creek and Wetland Groups

Get Connected: Below are just a few of the many groups that protect local creeks and wetlands and offer volunteer opportunities and events.

Alameda Creek Alliance

The Alameda Creek Alliance is a volunteer based community watershed group working to restore native steelhead trout to Alameda Creek.

Friends of San Leandro Creek

The Friends of San Leandro Creek is a community group of dedicated citizens, students, and businesses interested in San Leandro Creek's ecology, protection and enhancement.

Friends of San Lorenzo Creek

The Friends of San Lorenzo Creek is a central source of information on the San Lorenzo Creek system and watershed, including action issues and events.

Friends of Sausal Creek

The Friends of Sausal Creek are volunteers working to maintain and improve the Sausal Creek watershed.

Piedmont Avenue Neighborhood Improvement League (PANIL) - Glen Echo Creek

Glen Echo Creek surfaces from underground in two Oakland parks: Glen Echo Park and Oak Glen Park. PANIL is working with the District to plan and repair bank erosion, while volunteers work to retain the creek's natural environment.

Tule Ponds Wetland Center

Scenic wetlands and ponds provide flood protection and pollution control for stormwater flowing to the Bay. The ponds serve as a habitat for migratory birds, as well as an area for wildlife and wetland study through the Wetland Center, managed by the Math/Science Nucleus. Class field trips are welcome.