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.

Upcoming Talk on Native Bees

Join us for our Fall Public Meeting! 
Tuesday October 6th, 7-9pm at the El Sobrante Library Meeting Room, 4191 Appian Way in El Sobrante.

Read our Summer 2015 Newsletter here!

SPAWNERS is 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

SPAWNERS Speaker Series:
Jaime Pawelek
Tuesday, October 6, 7-9pm
El Sobrante Library
4191 Appian Way, El Sobrante

Did you know that there are about 1,600 species of native bees in California? Jaime Pawelek, Project Manager at UC Berkeley's Urban Bee Lab, will be telling us all about native bees at our last talk of the year. Join us to learn about the ecology and biology of native bees, what plants they prefer, and how to attract them to your garden.

Volunteer Workday
Sat., October 10, 9:30am - noon
El Sobrante Library
4191 Appian 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. 

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.

Water Bug Team
Sat., Oct. 17, 9:30am-noon
Castro Creek site
Hillside Dr. and Castro Ranch Rd. El Sobrante

Have you ever wondered what lives at the bottom of our creeks? Would you like to find out? Join us in the creeks as we look for benthic macroinvertebrates, bottom-dwelling bugs that tell us about creek health. No experience necessary. We welcome volunteers to join us in this event, but space is limited. Please RSVP to Helen Dickson (helen@thewatershedproject.org) 
to learn more and ensure your spot.

View our Calendar to learn about other upcoming events.