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., May 23, 9:30am-12:30pm
Castro Creek site, 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 additional volunteers to join us in this event, but space is limited. Please RSVP to Helen Dickson (helen@thewatershedproject.org) 
to ensure your spot, to find out the exact location, and to learn more.

Volunteer Workday
Sat., June 13, 9:30am-12:00pm
Wilke Creek site
De Anza Dr. and Santa Rita Rd.
El Sobrante

Join SPAWNERS as we work at 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, a hat, and sunscreen. SPAWNERS will provide tools, gloves, and snacks. Groups of 10 or more minor volunteers (under 18 years of old) must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Groups of 5 or more volunteers need to notify SPAWNERS 3 days prior to a workday at helen@thewatershedproject.org or call 510-665-3538. 

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