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

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.


Read our Fall 2015 Newsletter here!

Special note: Our print newsletter is now only available by 
special request. Please join our e-news list by contacting Helen Dickson (helen@thewatershedproject.org), or you can still find printed copies of the most recent edition at the El Sobrante Library, 4191 Appian Road in El Sobrante. Thank you for helping us go paperless!


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

Friday Morning Weed Team Workdays

Special Events

Community Meetings

Check the SPAWNERS Calendar: SPAWNERS Calendar

Contact us if you are interested: Contact Us

Upcoming Events

Public Meeting: Trails

Tue, February 2, 7-9pm
El Sobrante Library Community Meeting Room
4191 Appian Way, El Sobrante

We all experience nature through trails, but how are trails maintained to protect nature? Join us for a talk by Carl Nelson of Questa Engineering, who will educate us about the watershed impacts of trails, mitigating runoff, and dealing with erosion.

Volunteer Workday

Sat., February 13, 9:30am - noon
Wilkie Creek Site
De Anza Dr. and Santa Rita Way, El Sobrante

Help take care of one of our native plant restoration sites! People with all levels of experience are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear sturdy shoes, comfortable work clothes, and bring a water bottle. SPAWNERS will provide tools, gloves, and snacks. Heavy rain cancels.

Please RSVP if bringing a group of 4 people or more to helen@thewatershedproject.org or 510-665-3538. Groups of 10 or more minor volunteers (under 18 years old) must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

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.

View our Calendar to learn about other upcoming events.