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Wilkie Creek Workdays

Come check out the progress we’ve made at our Wilkie Creek site behind De Anza High School.  Wilkie Creek is a place where special animals and plants are living next to us.


We are building an outdoor classroom for the school and community to learn from and
enjoy a beautiful little stretch of creek. The site is on school property, but it lies just outside of the fence line so it was untended and overgrown with non-native grasses. We cleared many weeds and have been sheet mulching the area to maintain the soil moisture, manage soil structure and keep the weeds at bay.

With the help of some local Eagle Scouts, we installed a log-lined pathway to a peaceful sitting area. We added several elegant benches where you can rest and enjoy the beauty of the creek and the surroundings. Also, check out the new interpretive sign we installed at the site to learn more about the history and native flora and fauna of this special place! This is an ongoing project that was built and is maintained by volunteers. We regularly work with local high school students to install native plants and remove invasive weeds at the site. 

Join us!
Help us complete the mulching, install native shrubs and grasses, and spread flower seeds.
For more information, Contact Us.

When:   Check: SPAWNERS Calendar

Where: Near 4805 Santa Rita Road
            El Sobrante, CA

All ages welcome.
No training necessary.
Please wear sturdy shoes, comfortable work clothes, and bring a water bottle.
SPAWNERS will provide tools, gloves, and snacks

Groups of 5 or more volunteers need to notify SPAWNERS 3 days prior to a workday at helen@thewatershedproject.org or (510) 788-0897.

Groups of 10 minor volunteers (under 18 years old) must be accompanied by a supervising  adult.

All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Every volunteer has to have a valid waiver on file, volunteers under 18 must have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Click here for waivers.

De Anza High School students have volunteered their time and are having a great time working on the project.

EARTH TEAM is a group of students from Richmond High School that
worked to prepare the site for mulching.

Groups of neighbors and families have also joined and regularly help with Wilkie workdays.