Friends of Orinda Creeks

About Friends of Orinda Creeks

The Friends of Orinda Creeks seeks to conserve, restore and help educate the public about the values of, 
and threats to, the creeks in Orinda.

  • 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.

The Orinda 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. 

Drought Advisory!

As most of you know, 2013 was the driest year on record in California. And 2014 doesn't look like it will be any wetter. That means we all need to do what we can to cut back our water use. Click the link below to see EBMUD's great ideas for saving water inside and outside your home:    

Friends of Orinda Creeks