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Description

This project focuses specifically on untrashing creeks.

Bay Area Creeks still provide important habitat, and several are home to Steelhead Trout, and other fish.

Results

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.

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Richmond

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.

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Berkeley

Strawberry / Schoolhouse Creek Watershed

Strawberry Creek Outflow is just West of the Seabreeze Cafe, but remains underground through most of the city of Berkeley until it reaches the UC Campus.

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Oakland

Peralta Creek Watershed

The Peralta Watershed includes Peralta Hamilton, Courtland, and Seminary Creeks and East Slough, each with scattered open areas. See Info link for detailed map. The outflow is the East Creek Slough emptying into San Leandro Bay.

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San Leandro

San Leandro Creek Watershed

Almost all of San Leandro Creek is above ground. The nearly 50 square mile watershed drains into Lake Chabot, which runs through the city and drains to San Leandro bay at 98th Ave.

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El Cerrito

Cerrito Creek Watershed

Cerrito Creek runs above ground from the BART Tracks to the Highway. The creek runs above ground West of the Highway, but access is difficult. These sections are heavily trashed, and behind locked gates.

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Oakland

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.

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Oakland

Lions Creek Watershed

The Lions Creek Watershed includes Horseshoe, Lions and Chimes Creeks and empties into the San Leandro Bay via Damon Slough just North of the Colosseum. See Info link for detailed map.

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Berkeley

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.

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Oakland

Sausal Creek Watershed

Sausal Creek has significant open stretches through Oakland to it’s headwaters in San Joaquin Park, down through Dimond Canyon and Park. The outflow is in the Oakland Estuary next to the Fruitvale Bridge.

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Oakland

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.