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

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, 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

Water Bug Team
Sat., April 25, 9:30am-12:30pm
El Sobrante Boys & Girls Club
4660 Appian Way

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 additional volunteers to join us in this event, but space is limited. Please RSVP to Helen Dickson (helenmariedickson@gmail.com) to ensure your spot or to learn more.

Earth Day Celebration
Sat., April 25, 9:00am-12:30pm
El Sobrante Library
4191 Appian Way

Join SPAWNERS and numerous community partners at our annual family-friendly Earth Day celebration! Activities include native plant gardening projects, children's crafts, a trash survey, and a trash cleanup of the creek and surrounding roadways. Local environmental organizations will also be distributing information about their programs. A free light breakfast and lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

Please wear sturdy shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Bring your own water bottle and work gloves if you have them. RSVP for groups of 10+ at 510-665-3538 or courtney

Children must be accompanied by an 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 waiver information.

View our Calendar to learn about other upcoming events