Welcome to SPAWNERS
The San Pablo Watershed Neighbors Education & Restoration Society

Summer Nature Walks start June 13!

We're introducing a new series this summer, geared toward helping you in your garden.


SPAWNERS Creek Restoration Documentary

This video documents a 5-year restoration project that SPAWNERS did with the East Bay Municipal Utility District. Cleaning, bank-stabilization, and planting projects on Appian and Wilkie Creeks were done with the help of community volunteers and students from De Anza High School as well as the local Boys & Girls Club. This video was produced by Kirston Koths of Oak Leaf Studios, and is best enjoyed in 1080p, stereo.

- Read about our work over the last 15 years here.



We are a group of volunteers from our community who are working together to protect San Pablo Creek. 

We restore creek banks, remove invasive plant species, plant lovely natives, monitor creek quality, and help others learn about and appreciate our local creeks.

We invite you to join us. Volunteer or Become a Member.

By joining SPAWNERS and volunteering to help care for our creeks you will enrich your life and that of your community by making the San Pablo Creek watershed a special place worth living in.  

SPAWNERS leads a variety of projects and events throughout the year:

El Sobrante Library Creekside Park Project

Wilkie Creek Outdoor Classroom Project

Other Creek Restoration/Stewardship Workdays

Thursday Morning Weed Team Workdays

Special Events

Community Meetings

Check the SPAWNERS Calendar: SPAWNERS Calendar

Contact us if you are interested: Contact Us

Coming events...
View our Calendar 

Community Workshop on
Garden Planning
3rd Saturday
Sat. Aug 19
9:30am - noon
Behind De Anza High School Near 4805 Santa Rita Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803

How is your garden doing? Are you looking for a few tips on plant propagation, native plants, or how to control those pesky weeds? Starting in June, join SPAWNERS every third Saturday for our summer workshop series on getting your garden ready for fall.

Our August workshop will focus on planning your garden for the fall! Expect a hands-on learning experience, which will be followed by some maintenance work at our habitat restoration site. Please RSVP to helen@thewatershedproject.org

Every volunteer must have valid waivers on file. Volunteers under 18 must have their waivers signed by a parent or legal guardian. Click here for waiver forms and more information.

Weed Team
4th Thursday
Thur: May 25, Jun 22
    4191 Appian Way
    El Sobrante, CA 94803 

Water Bug Team

Join us for a family-friendly event as we look for bugs in one of our locals creeks.

Please RSVP to helen@thewatershedproject.org  to reserve your spot.

About Water Bug Team

View our Calendar to learn about other upcoming events.