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About the
Mill Valley StreamKeepers

Our organization seeks to protect the ecological health, and the well-being of Mill Valley’s wildlife inhabitants while working to keep our watersheds and streams healthy and as natural as possible for the enjoyment of current and future residents. The organization was formed by community volunteers in March, 1998, to continue the efforts of the Mill Valley Watershed Project, which began in 1994. We focus on protecting and restoring Mill Valley’s eight-square-mile watershed area, including the city of Mill Valley, Richardson Bay and the unincorporated community of Homestead Valley.

Goals

The Mill Valley StreamKeepers strives to reach its goals by direct activities, including restoration projects, bi-monthly meetings, monitoring of creeks and property construction, clean-ups, newsletters, and communications with local and county agencies. An important means to accomplish our direct activities is by the education of the Mill Valley citizenry about Mill Valley’s network of streams, creeks, marshes, lakes and reservoirs, through such events open to the public as periodic creek walks, presentations to neighborhood associations and participation in public gatherings.

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Who we are

The Mill Valley StreamKeepers is a 501 C-3 non-profit organization.

 

Our Board of Directors includes:

  • Betsy Bikle

  • Barbara Ford

  • Ann Fricker

  • Jan Mathews

  • Mike Mooney

Technical Advisor: Bill Kier, Fisheries Associates, Fisheries and Watershed Professionals

Get Involved

We invite you to share the StreamKeepers’ vision, enthusiasm and expertise in this field, to become aware of, and perhaps advocates for, this important aspect of the town’s quality of life, and to join in protecting and improving our environment, for Mill Valley’s current and future citizens, animals and plant life.

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The Mill Valley StreamKeepers devotes much of its time to performing activities and projects that directly aid our watershed and the animals and plants therein, or educate the public in the care needed to protect and improve the environment of our creeks and waterways. Some projects are accomplished by the Mill Valley StreamKeepers alone and others are joint projects with other like-minded organizations or with the general public.

 

Following are some of the activities we accomplished during the past years:

  • Worked on an educational sign to be installed in four locations in Mill Valley. This project has been funded by the Marin Wildlife and Fisheries Committee.

  • Conducted Cleanup Days at Boyle Park and Park Terrace Park in conjunction with Bloomathon.

  • Collaborated with the Bay Model Association on a Mill Valley watershed mapping project. Funding came from the Marin County Clean Water Stewardship Project.

  • Donated three framed copies of the Mill Valley Watersheds Map to the City of Mill Valley, for display at the Library, City Hall and the Community Center.

  • Created a Mill Valley Stream Keepers display board which was shown at the Bay Model and Mill Valley Public Library.

  • Organized education walks in the watershed with city officials and the public.

  • Communicated and met with city planners and responded to land use plans with concerns for the health of the watershed.

  • Attended Planning Commission and City Council meetings and advocated for measures to ensure protection of riparian corridors and habitats.

  • Participated in Marin County and other Bay Area watershed programs.

  • Obtained non-profit status from the State of California.

  • Completely overhauled our web site.

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