will feature a presentation from
Contra Costa County
d Control
discussing their newest project on
Upper Sand Creek
Contra Costa Times Article

The September meeting will be on
September 5th
7pm to 9pm
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"Creeks Create Community"
The Friends of Marsh
Creek Watershed (FOMCW)
is a community
organization whose
mission is to protect,
conserve, and restore
Marsh Creek and its
tributaries, and to inspire
appreciation and
conservation of the Marsh
Creek Watershed.
The Friends of Marsh Creek
(FOMCW) work to raise
awareness in the community about
the value of Marsh Creek and its
watershed. The members of
interests and expertise to help
protect, preserve and celebrate the
wonderful natural features of our
FOMCW is active throughout the
community. We have established
native gardens and cleanups. We
participate in and conduct
monitoring programs. We serve on
advisory committees and provide
input to city, county, state and
federal agencies. We support
education in the schools and
provide opportunities for all in the
community to learn more about the
local watershed. We continue to
look for other opportunities to
reach out to the community and
invite YOU to
join us!


Funding for this website and many of our
other activities is generously provided by
grants  from the Community Watershed
Stewardship Grant Program of the Contra
Costa Watershed Program, administered by
the Watershed Project, REI, & the Rose

The FOMCW website and the documents
attached are those of FOMCW and not
necessarily those of the grant providers or
their employees. The grant providers make
no warranties, express or implied, and
assumes no liability for the information
contained on this website or the attached

For More Info Click Here
Contact Us:
Mailing Address:
2063 Main Street, #311
Oakley, CA 94561

click here to email us

FOMCW is a public charity under 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue
Code and a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Code.
We are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or
gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code

Donations can be sent to
2063 Main St., #311, Oakley, CA 9456


Student  $15
Individual $30
Family   $45
Creek Friend $100
Creek Guardian $200

Creek Forever Friend  
(Lifetime Membership)  
Next Meeting:
April 23rd
6:30 to 8:30pm
T o p i c :
Marsh Creek:
Creek AND Flood Control
Marsh Creek is a natural creek that once had a very
different footprint.  It meandered from Mount Diablo and
eventually made it's way to the Delta.  In the 1950s
this area was a very important agricultural community that
was struggling with flooding issues. As a result one of the
first Flood Control Districts was created.  In order to help
make the high levels of water get through in a more
efficient way to prevent flooding lower Marsh Creek was re
engineered in to a trapezoidal channel with steep banks
and no trees or plants to interfere.  Over the years flood
control approaches have evolved, infrastructure is aging
out and water quality has become more of a priority.  Join
us as we discuss what our Flood Control does for us and
the challenges they face.

Meetings are held at
Liberty Union High School District Offices
located at
20 Oak Street, Brentwood, Ca
Google Map Link

Interesting Links

Historical Ecology of East Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County Watershed Atlas (big file)

Contra Costa County Flood Control 50 Year Plan

Upcoming Meeting Dates

May 14
June TBA @
Creekside Park Brentwood
July TBA @Creekside Park Oakley
August 13
September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10

Mark Your Calendar

April 18th
Creek Day
Oakley Science Week
Creekside Park Oakley 10- 2

Summer Internship
Dates to be announced - SOON!

May 9th
Marsh Creek Reservoir Tour

May 14th
FOMCW Meeting
Celebrating Environmental Science
in the High Schools

June 15th
First Day of Summer Internships

June 25th
FOMCW Meeting & Tour
@ Creekside Park in Brentwood

June 27th
Three Creeks Tour
(Central Ave in Brentwood)

July 23rd
FOMCW Meeting & Tour
@ Creekside Park in Oakley