East Bay Creeks
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This project focuses specifically on untrashing creeks.
Bay Area Creeks still provide important habitat, and several are home to Steelhead Trout, and other fish.
We cleaned a large amount of trash out of the upper reaches of Strawberry Creek, removing a half dozen abandoned campsites next to the creek itself, and many dozens of campsites in the hillside above.
We also untrashed the lower stretch of Cerrito near the mall, and are looking into cleaning below that which pass through industrial areas.
Baxter Creek Watershed
Baxter Creek Watershed includes Baxter, Mira Vista, Poinsett, Canyon Trail, and Wildwood Creeks. Most of this drainage is culverted, but it runs above ground in several locations, see linked info for detailed map.
The stretch of Baxter above ground at San Pablo Ave needs work.
Temescal Creek Watershed
Including Temescal, Harwood (Claremont Canyon), and Vicente creeks. The open stretches of Temescal Creek are mostly in the foothills: above Lake Temescal, Claremont Canyon, Vicente Creek. There is a short open stretch behind the Oakland Claremont DMV. The outflow is at the Bay Street Mall in Emeryville.
Cordornices Creek Watershed
This watershed includes Cordornices, Blackberry and Marin/Village Creeks
Steelhead trout still spawn in Cordornices Creek. Cordornices runs above ground in a narrow slough between Golden Gate Fields and the Highway and then through UC Village from the Highway up to San Pablo.
Significant stretches of Strawberry Creek are open through Berkeley residential areas, and through Live Oak Park, and finally Cordornices Park in the foothills.
Arroyo Viejo Watershed
Arroyo Viejo Watershed includes Arroyo Viejo, Rifle Range, Country Club, and Melrose-Highlands Creeks. Much of this creek is open, though a long stretch along Hegenberger Road is channelized.
Arroyo Viejo empties into the San Leandro Bay via Damon Slough just North of the Colosseum. See Info link for detailed map.