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

June Nature Walk with Bob Flasher.

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

Summer Weed Team
Fri., June 26, 9:30-11:30am
Wilkie Creek site
De Anza Dr. and Santa Rita Rd.
El Sobrante

Join us as we do some maintenance weeding at our Wilkie Creek site. For more information please contact Helen at helen@thewatershedproject.org 
or call 510-665-3538. 

Nature Walk
Wed., July 8, 5:30-7:30pm
Simas Valley

Join SPAWNERS as EBMUD ranger/naturalist Joe Scornaienchi leads us on a walk in Simas Valley. We'll learn about grassland management in an area usually closed to the public. Please RSVP to Helen at helen@thewatershedproject.org. More details and directions here.

Volunteer Workday
Sat., July 11, 9:30am-12:00pm
El Sobrante Library
4191 Appian Way, 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.orgor 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.

Water Bug Team
Sat., July 25, 9:30am-12:30pm
El Sobrante Library
4191 Appian Way, 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 learn more and ensure your spot.

View our Calendar to learn about other upcoming events.