Urban Creeks has moved. Please note our new address and phone number (above) and change our information in your records. Thanks!
Announcing a new Restoration Roundtable!
UCC and The Watershed Nursery have teamed up to facilitate discussion about how science can inform and improve our work as practitioners. Every other month, we meet to discuss the findings of an academic paper and how they can be applied to our work. This forum also is a great place to network and share ideas. If you'd like to be on the announcement list, please email
kristen-at-urbancreeks.org to join!
Urban Creeks Council (UCC) is a non-profit organization located in the Bay Area, California,
working to preserve, protect, and restore
urban streams and their riparian
We facilitate programs that protect streams, restore riparian habitats to urban areas and give people the chance to experience nature in the urban context, and offer support and technical service
to agencies, creeks groups and landowners.
The restoration projects we implement are designed to preserve the natural
form and function of creeks, increase biodiversity and habitat for native species, and serve as a recreational and educational resource for the public. Our projects are funded through grants
from federal and state agencies as well as private foundations. Foundation grants and donations support many of our local programs and riparian advocacy activities.
UCC advocates natural, effective
methods of bank stabilization and
using geotechnical soil-bioengineering
techniques, or plant-based systems, for stream bank and slope restoration.
Soil-bioengineering provides both immediate and long-term slope
protection and erosion reduction, while California native riparian
plants offer excellent wildlife habitat.
addition to our hands-on restoration work, UCC works to educate citizens
and agencies about creeks through programs and restoration / engagement projects.
Urban Creeks Council thanks the San Francisco Foundation, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, and the Mary A. Crocker Trust for their support as well as the partners, friends and supporters who make our work possible.
Urban Creeks Council has a Facebook page!
If you are on Facebook, you can become a fan of UCC! To check it out and join our group, click here or search for Urban Creeks Council on Facebook.