A Lot can Happen in 20+ Years
Friends of Pinole Creek Watershed was co-founded in 2001 by Joe Mariotti and Carol Arnold. See below for a timeline of highlights from the past 20 years.
Friends of Pinole Creek Watershed is co-founded by Dr. Joe Mariotti and Carol Arnold
FOPCW’s first group meeting is held to begin developing a vision plan and to set goals. Board members are elected.
FOPCW’s first Earth Day Creek Cleanup—it rains, but we picked up lots of trash!
FOPCW member designs our logo and begins producing our newsletters.
Kids, Revegetation, Assessments and Tours
FOPCW launches the Pinole Library re-vegetation project.
FOPCW Board Member Carol Thompson organizes the first Kids Creek Fest.
The Pinole Creek Watershed Vision Plan is published. It includes assessments and a list of opportunities for restoration.
FOPCW continues to organize regular cleanups, native plant garden workdays, public meetings, and student activities.
Pinole Creek Steelhead Habitat Assessments are completed.
The Pinole Creek Demonstration project is awarded the Outstanding Creek Restoration Project by the Contra Costa Watershed Forum.
Partner agency EBMUD restores Pavon Creeks in the upper watershed
The long-awaited Pinole Creek fish passage is completed