Watch our new slide show of San Pablo Creek

Camino Encinas to McDonnell Nursery – this is how it looks before the rainy season starts.

National Coastal Cleanup Day in Orinda!

Thank you to all who participated in our September 2018 clean-up. See our News page for more information.

Have a look at a

map of the Orinda creeks.

Restoring Creeks in Difficult Urban Sites

Come to a free talk at the Orinda Library!

See our Past Events page for details.

After Friends of Orinda Creeks' volunteer cleanup

Trash along Orinda's downtown creek.

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. 

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

Come to Orinda Community Park and see our new interpretive sign.

Orinda's Creeksflow 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 map of the Orinda Creek system. Click here to see a more detailed map showing both watersheds and property lines.


How good is the water quality in Upper San Pablo Creek?

Find the story on our Past Events page.