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.
City of Mill Valley: The departments, commissions and boards that make up the city, plus information on service, issues and ordinances.
Clean Mill Valley: A group of community activists from a variety of local organizations.
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.
Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed: North of Mill Valley is a large watershed stretching from Fairfax to San Quentin. This is nonprofit volunteer organization.
Global Stewards: Aims to inspire individuals to live more sustainably and to voice their concerns about the destruction of our environment.
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 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 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.
One Tam: a collaborative effort to promote the long term health of Mt. Tamalpais especially through volunteer work.
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 Point Blue. STRAW 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 Gauge: 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 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.
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.