On Friday, April 29, 2016, Friends of Orinda Creeks installed a brand new interpretive sign in the Orinda Community Park near the tot structure. It features pictures of San Pablo Creek in downtown Orinda, local wildlife, a map of Orinda's watershed, and information about the creek. The sign was produced and installed in partnership with the City of Orinda.
Coastal Cleanup Days in Orinda 2016
Orinda participated in National Coastal Cleanup Day with a huge, three-site success.
On Tuesday, September 13, Miramonte High School teacher, Barbara Denny plus 90 capable students cleaned up 36 pounds of trash and recycling from Moraga Creek.
On Thursday, September 15, Del Rey Elementary teacher, Marta Wallace, Friends of Orinda Creek's president, Jim Luini, and 18 energetic third grade students picked up 3 pounds of trash from inside the fence that borders upper Moraga Creek.
On Saturday, September 17, Friends of Orinda Creek board members Jim Luini, Adriane Bosworth, Toris Jaeger, and Bob Stoops, supervised 42 terrific volunteers in downtown Orinda, San Pablo Creek. These volunteers, including girl scouts, boy scouts, parents, citizens, and high school students, spread out all along the creek from the back of the Chevron Station to the culvert under the Safeway parking lot; they cleaned up 48 pounds of trash from San Pablo Creek. Donna Pickthall, owner of Genuine Goodness (near the UPS store), kept everyone fueled with her delicious, made-from-scratch goodies that she donated to the cause.That is almost 90 pounds of trash that will NOT make its way to our coastal waters, thanks to these wonderful volunteers and their hard work. Thank you all for a successful multi-creek cleanup.
Dam under normal circumstances, with sluice gate opening clogged and debris built-up forcing water over the top and forming a barrier to unimpeded upstream fish movement.
Sluice gate opening when clear, which is not very often.