The Watershed Project

The Watershed Project

The Watershed Project is an environmental University of California’s Richmond Field Station. Its mission is "To inspire Bay Area communities to understand, appreciate and protect our local watersheds."[1]


  • History 1
  • Programs 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The Watershed Project started in 1987 as Education Department of San Francisco Estuary Institute, a nonprofit devoted to research and monitoring of the San Francisco Bay. The mission then was to educate local residents about the dangers of urban runoff to human health and the environment. In 1997, the Department became its own 501(c)(3): The Aquatic Outreach Institute. In 2004, it changed its name to The Watershed Project. They serve the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. The Watershed Project has won awards at local, state and national levels.


  • Community-wide Volunteer Days

three organized volunteer events on International Coastal Cleanup Day, MLK Day and Earth Day, in addition to monthly workdays at the Richmond Greenway as well as other sites.[2]

  • Public Workshops

subjects include gardening, urban runoff and pest management

  • Teacher Workshops

Educators learn how to teach students subjects related to watershed, creek, marsh and garden ecology.

  • After School programs

free 12-part program for children teaches students about their local creek.


  1. ^ The Watershed Project official website
  2. ^ [1]

External links