Orinda's Creeks flow into two reservoirs, San Pablo to the northwest and Upper San Leandro to the southeast, and ultimately into  San Francisco Bay. Because they are an important part of our watershed, the health of the creek habitat is closely connected to the health of that watershed. The Friends of Orinda Creeks believe that through education the residents will come to understand this and they will want to protect their city’s creeks. Click here to see a detailed map of the Orinda Creek system. 

04 July 2015

Friends of the Orinda

Creeks participates

in 4th of July parade

Our Mission is to conserve, restore, and educate the public about the values of and threats to the creeks of Orinda.

After Friends of Orinda Creeks' volunteer


Trash along Orinda's

downtown creek.

01 July 2015

Lamorinda Weekly article on Friends of the Orinda Creeks published. 


We restore, monitor and protect the creeks of Orinda, California.
We involve residents and young people in restoration activities.
We educate students on how healthy creeks mean a healthy water supply
We give workshops for homeowners about caring for creeks near their homes. The Friends of Orinda Creeks (FOC) is a volunteer organization, founded in 1994. Members of FOC work hands-on to monitor, restore, and protect native habitat to our creeks in order to maintain clean water and a healthy watershed. To achieve these goals and increase awareness of creek issues, we invite volunteers from the community, including residents, homeowners, students from Orinda’s schools, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts, to participate in this ongoing effort.