The Mill Valley StreamKeepers is but one of many Bay Area organizations striving to research, protect and improve the state of our watersheds. Many schools, community groups and non-profit organizations focus on watershed-based activities, and some have sites on the World Wide Web.
The Bay Institute: Works to protect and restore the ecosystems of San Francisco Bay, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the rivers, streams and watersheds tributary to the estuary.
Bodega Marine Laboratory: Performs scientific marine-related research, including Cell and Organismic Biology, Population Biology and Aquaculture and Fisheries; a research unit of the University of California at Davis.
Friends of the River: Dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring California's rivers, streams, and their watersheds.
Greenwood Students Help Restore Miller Grove: A video about the students at Mill Valley's Greenwood School who are removing invasive plants and restoring endemic species as part of a community service project.
Guide to San Francisco Bay Area Creeks: Information about Bay Area creeks, by the Oakland Museum of California Creek and Watershed Information Source.
Klamath Resource Information System: www.krisweb.com: Scientific studies and bibliography about Mill Valley's streams (see East Marin-Sonoma, Arroyo Corte Madera) are posted in graphic and chart information with full sourcing.
Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program : MCSTOPPP strives to prevent stormwater pollution, protect and enhance water quality in creeks and wetlands and preserve beneficial uses of local waterways.
Natural Resource Projects Inventory: A joint effort by the California Biodiversity Council and the University of California at Davis Information Center for the Environment, this site contains information about programs in California watersheds; includes a searchable inventory.
San Francisco Bay Model: Helps protect the San Francisco Bay environment by developing programs for students, teachers and the public which encourage awareness and stewardship of the Bay and the watersheds connected to it.
San Francisco Estuary Institute: An excellent resource for information on Bay Area Riparian and wetland ecosystems, this site contains useful protocols for stream surveys as well as access to Bay monitoring reports.
Save the Bay: Seeks to preserve, restore and protect the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta Estuary as a healthy and biologically diverse ecosystem essential to the well-being of the human and natural communities it sustains.
SPAWN: The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network works to protect endangered salmon in the Lagunitas Watershed, and the environment on which we all depend.
STRAW: Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed is a watershed education program of PRBO Conservation Science which provides teachers and students with the scientific, educational and technical resources to prepare them for hands-on, outdoor watershed studies, including ecological restoration of riparian and wetland habitats.
Stream Gage: The County of Marin provides stream gage data. Under “Select View,” click on “All Sites.” Under “Select site,” click on “Arroyo Corte Madera del Presidio.” Then click on “graph” to see a plot of the current river stage. The gage is located along the creek near the Marin Theater Company, just above the extent of tidal influence.
Surf Your Watershed: An excellent EPA-sponsored site that links watersheds across the 50 states and Puerto Rico, and allows access to maps and information in many geographical regions in the country.
Mt. Tamalpais Watershed: Part of the web site by the Marin Municipal Water District, it is a good resource for information about our watershed.
Your Wetlands: By the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture, this web site is for people interested in issues surrounding San Francisco Bay and the organizations working on restoration efforts.
Environmental Forum of Marin: Dedicated to preserving our environment through education, the EFM provides an intensive training program and public educational services that increase understanding of ecology, environmental issues and the planning process.
Global Stewards: Aims to inspire individuals to live more sustainably and to voice their concerns about the destruction of our environment.
Headlands Institute: Provides field-based science programs in nature's classroom to inspire a personal connection to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it.
Marin Agricultural Land Trust: Preserves farmland in Marin County through conservation easements, public education (including hikes and tours of farms, ranches and gardens) and advocacy.
Marin Audubon Society: Works to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
Marin Environmental Alliance: An umbrella group representing Marin County environmental organizations, its member organizations manage action and education programs in many areas, including land stewardship and resource management, habitat and species preservation, agriculture and agricultural education, toxics, pollution and waste reduction, environmental research, and recreational opportunities.
Sustainable North Bay: A partnership of individuals, local governments, colleges, business leaders, community groups and nonprofit organizations striving to develop, enlist support for, implement and monitor a plan to achieve sustainability for San Francisco North Bay counties Napa, Marin and Sonoma.
Sustainable Mill Valley: Works with the people of Mill Valley to create a sustainable community.
Marin.org: Offers access to both Marin's government and community-based organizations.
City of Mill Valley: The departments, commissions and boards that make up the city, plus information on service, issues and ordinances.