"When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first that is still to come."
Leonardo da Vinci
The San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on the West Coast of the U.S. where fresh water from the Central Valley mixes with the salt water of the Pacific. Crabs, clams, fish and birds live in its deepwater channels, marshes and tidelands.

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Bye Bye Basura Workshop


Saturday, March 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Madeira Room, San Pablo City Hall Building, 1 Alvarado Square, San Pablo

Our "Bye Bye Basura" program connects students in West Contra Costa County with a sister school in Mexico to facilitate a cultural and educational exchange about reducing waste and litter. Join our workshop to learn how to engage your students in international, real world discussions and develop their sense of environmental stewardship through dynamic, hands-on activities. Integrated language arts, science, and match activities will inspire your youth while implementing the new state standards. This workshop is targeted to classroom teachers, informal educators, after-school providers, and parent volunteers. Participants will receive a free e-curriculum of all the activities and be entered to win a raffle prize!

Free, but registration is required. To register or for any questions please email Martha Berthelsen.

Sponsored by The San Pablo Community Foundation, Recyclemore, and the East Bay Community Foundation.

Albany Earth Day


Saturday, April 19th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Buchanan Street, Albany CA 94710

E&F Register Here button dark two colorCelebrate this Earth Day by cleaning up the Albany Waterfront. Join us in picking up trash along the waterfront. Educational activities will be held throughout the day, including a fun and exciting treasure hunt for children! Learn about local efforts to protect our watersheds. Free snacks and refreshments will be provided for nourishment as you work hard to clean up our environment!

We will provide all supplies, but we encourage volunteers to bring their own buckets, gloves, and reusable water bottles. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided. Please be sure to wear sturdy closed-toed shoes. All children must be accompanied by parents. If you have a question, or if you are a group larger than 10 people please contact Vanessa Gayton to RSVP.

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Wildcat Creek Earth Day


Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Verde Elementary School, 2000 Giaramita Street, Richmond OR Wildcat Creek Staging Area located at Richmond Parkway between Pittsburg and Gertrude Avenue

Celebrate this Earth Day by cleaning up Wildcat Creek! Join us in picking up litter/debris and inventory the types of trash that is contributing to the pollution of Wildcat Creek. The information that will be collected during this event will be used to inform policy makers and city officials about the types of pollutants most commonly found in the creek. Free snacks and refreshments will be provided for nourishment as you work hard to help cleanup our environment!

E&F Register Here button dark two colorWe will provide all supplies, but we encourage volunteers to bring their own buckets, gloves, and reusable water bottles. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided. Please be sure to wear sturdy closed-toed shoes. All children must be accompanied by parents. If you have a question, or if you are a group larger than 10 people please contact Vanessa Gayton to RSVP.




Bubbles & Bivalves


Thursday, May 8, 2014
7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Aquarium of the Bay, The Embarcadero & Beach Street, San Francisco

bb2Join The Watershed Project, James Beard Award-winning author Rowan Jacobsen for oysters, champagne, libations, and hors d'oeuvres from the Bay Area's finest sustainable restaurants, wineries, and breweries. Learn about our native oysters while helping restore the critical underwater ecosystems of our magnificent San Francisco Bay!

Oysters were once ubiquitous in the San Francisco Bay. Unfortunately, due to ecosystem degradation, the native oyster population has plummeted over the last 150 years. The Watershed Project's Living Shoreline Program educates youth and adults about the importance and benefits of our oyster reef as an essential part of our ecosystem.

Click here to purchase tickets!

Contact linda@thewatershedproject.org for more information and sponsorship inquiries.

All of the restaurants, wineries, and breweries serving at our Bubbles & Bivalves fundraiser are committed to protecting our environment and have donated all their time and talent to the event. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to funding The Watershed Project's Living Shoreline Program.

Check out photos from last year's event.