Sais footbridge over San Anselmo Creek
Drake High School students revegetate the bank of Sleepy Hollow Creek in San Anselmo
Looking east from Fairfax to San Anselmo
Lying in the rugged Coast Range some twelve miles north of San Francisco, the 28-square-mile Corte Madera Creek watershed drains southeasterly into the shallow waters of San Francisco Bay. The valley's communities of Fairfax, Sleepy Hollow, San Anselmo, Ross, Kentfield, Greenbrae, Larkspur and Corte Madera the older ones dating back 120 years together have a population of 55,000, most densely distributed on the valley floor, and thinning out as the elevation increases towards largely publicly-owned ridge land that reaches a height of 2571 feet at the East Peak of Mount Tamalpais.
Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, was founded in 1995 to protect the remaining natural ecosystems of the area, especially those relating to urbanized creeks and wetlands, and where possible to increase the diversity of these ecosystems. We recognize that all activities human and natural within a watershed are interconnected, so that a wide range of issues must be addressed to meet our goals.
Friends encourages residents and businesses to adopt creek-friendly practices, and works with local governments and public agencies to advocate for policies that benefit natural ecosystems. Hands-on activities are focused on creek clean-ups and habitat enhancement projects on public property.
If you would like to support Friends' work through a tax-deductible financial contribution, you can do so through the PayPal link below, or by mail to Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed, PO Box 415, Larkspur, CA 94977
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