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July 2019

Forest Bathing with Nancy Foster

July 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area, 6531 San Pablo Dam Rd
El Sobrante, CA 94803 United States
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Join Nancy Foster in Kennedy Grove for a new kind of nature walk: Forest Bathing. Originating in Japan in 2004, forest bathing involves meditative walking. Our intention is to engage all our senses in the present moment while we absorb the forest’s healing properties and beauty. *Limited space – pre-registration is required!* Email helen@thewatershedproject.org to save your space. Apologies to your canine friends, but please leave dogs at home for this hike. Directions: Meet at the Kennedy Grove parking lot,…

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October 2019

In the Land of My Ancestors

October 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elk’s Lodge, 3931 San Pablo Dam Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803 United States
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Join SPAWNERS for this special presentation of In the Land of My Ancestors, a documentary short that celebrates the living legacy and generosity of Ohlone elder, Ann Marie Sayers. The film shines the light on how Sayers has offered her traditional land, the Indian Canyon, to all Native people who don't have traditional lands for ceremonies. Meet at the Elks Lodge meeting room, 3931 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante. Look for the SPAWNERS sign at the driveway, and enter…

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January 2020

Adopt-A-Road Cleanup

January 25, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
NE corner of Castro Rach Rd. and San Pablo Dam Rd.

SPAWNERS Cleanups - Castro Ranch Rd and D'Avila Way Saturday January 25, 9:30am-noon Meet at the NE corner of San Pablo Dam Rd. and Castro Ranch Rd. in Richmond Join SPAWNERS to pick up trash along our section of adopted Castro Ranch Road! We will also be sending a select volunteer cleanup crew to tackle dumping farther downstream at D'Avila Way. Please meet us at the NE corner of San Pablo Dam Road and Castro Ranch Road, and bring a…

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February 2020


February 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
El Sobrante Library, 4191 Appian Way
El Sobrante, CA 94803 United States
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Public Speaker: Streamside Management Program for Landowners Tuesday February 4, 7pm El Sobrante Library Meeting Room, 4191 Appian Way in El Sobrante Do you live on a creek and have questions about how to maintain it? Join SPAWNERS for this special talk from the California Urban Streams Partnership (CUSP) on their Streamside Management Program for Landowners, which provides free advice about creek care, restoration, and maintenance for Contra Costa County residents. CUSP visits homes and properties to help identify what is…

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March 2020

3rd Saturday Volunteer Work Party

March 21, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wilkie Creek site, 4805 Santa Rita Rd.
Richmond, CA 94803 United States
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Join us at our Wilkie Creek restoration site to learn about native plant gardening and help us restore this beautiful creekside park! No experience necessary. People with all levels of experience are welcome. Please wear sturdy shoes, comfortable work clothes, and bring a water bottle. SPAWNERS will provide tools, gloves, and snacks. Heavy rain cancels.

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April 2020

Canceled – Earth Day and 20th Anniversary Celebration

April 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
El Sobrante Library, 4191 Appian Way
El Sobrante, CA 94803 United States
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In light of Covid-19 and the shelter in place advisory, our Earth Day and 20th Anniversary event has been canceled. We hope to celebrate with you later in the year.

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November 2020

Virtual Talk – Wood Duck Boxes at San Pablo Reservoir

November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Public Speaker: Doug Vaughan on Wood Duck Nesting Boxes at San Pablo Reservoir Thursday November 19 at 6pm Virtually via Zoom Join SPAWNERS for our first virtual talk! Doug Vaughan will speak about his experiences monitoring nesting boxes for the California Wood Duck Program at the San Pablo Reservoir. Doug has been monitoring these boxes for many years, and is looking for volunteers to take on the program in the future! Please RSVP to helen@thewatershedproject.org to virtually attend the talk;…

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February 2021

We’re Hiring!

February 1, 2021 - February 28, 2021

We're hiring for a Watershed Coordinator! Please see job description below for information and how to apply. This position will be open until filled.

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Virtual Talk – Mushroom Ecology

February 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  Theresa Halula on Mushroom Ecology Tuesday, February 23 at 6pm Virtually via Zoom Join SPAWNERS for our second virtual talk! Theresa Halula will speak about mushroom ecology in the East Bay, and how these fungi fit into the dynamic forest ecosystem. Theresa teaches at Merritt College, where she promotes understanding the ecological relationships of living organisms with the natural cycles of life, which includes the role of fungi and the ecological services they contribute as decomposers and as symbiotic…

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April 2021

Virtual Talk – Mountain Lion Ecology

April 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Doc Hale on Mountain Lion EcologyThursday, April 15 at 7pmVirtually via Zoom Join SPAWNERS for our last virtual talk of the season! Doc Hale will speak from his vast personal experience in the area of mountain lion ecology in the East Bay, and showcase photos taken with wildlife cameras. If you’d like to attend Doc Hale’s talk, please fill out this simple form with your name and email address, and we will send you the zoom link several days before the event: https://forms.gle/KhL9YgAKzg1vHM9m9

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