Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To protect the San Pablo Creek Watershed and inspire community appreciation and stewardship through advocacy, education, and habitat restoration
SPAWNERS formed in the spring of 2000 to bring together local residents interested in making the creek a community asset, and protecting its natural resources. Earth Day in April 2000 attracted 75 volunteers to remove invasive ivy from the creek banks at the El Sobrante Library and to pick up trash from downtown El Sobrante as well as the creek. SPAWNERS has since worked at this site and others to remove invasives like ivy and replace them with native plants. We also orgainze nature talks and walks, work with local schools, and monitor water quality in our local creeks. Our goals are to continue improving creek side habitat for both people and wildlife, to educate the community on caring for our creeks and preserving water quality, and involve volunteers in creek restoration projects within the watershed.