On February 26, 2017, The Orinda Association will honor Brian Waters with the William Penn Mott, Jr. Environmental Award for his tireless efforts in restoring rainbow trout to San Pablo and Lauterwasser creeks. Brian is a fisheries biologist and a long-time board member for Friends of Orinda Creeks.
Proof of a Watershed Year
January 2017. By now, most Orinda residents (not to mention bus drivers, contractors and other visitors!) are aware of large sinkhole that has closed Miner Road. It is located near the intersection of Miner Road and Camino Lenada and also near the intersection Lauterwasser and San Pablo creeks.
The City of Orinda has made repairing the sinkhole a top priority. You can check their website for updates:
And here is a link to Contra Costa's rain gauge records:
Friends of Orinda Creeks had two outstanding groups of volunteers on Orinda Action Day. One group picked up trash along Moraga Creek at Del Rey Elementary and the other group worked at San Pablo Creek in downtown Orinda. The 26 volunteers together cleaned up 510 pounds of trash and removed 20 pounds of invasive Scotch Broom.
Special kudos to Walker, Jeff and Jeff's son, Alex, for braving the treacherous slope on the Camino Pablo side of the creek to pick up trash. And to Lisa, Bob, Barry, Harvey, and Tom for their merciless attack on the Scotch Broom.
A hearty thank you to all of our volunteers for the much-needed cleanup!