Creek Care and Stormwater Protection

You can find many resources for restoring and maintaining your creek on this page

Date Posted: August 31st, 2018 @ 3:44 PM
Last Updated: August 19th, 2021 @ 10:56 AM

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Don't Plant a Pest

Information about invasive plant species and recommended alternative plants to plant in your yard or garden

Vegetation Management DOs and DON'Ts for Creekside and Sensitive Parcels

Available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese

Native Plants

Native plants species common to Oakland creeks

Fire Wise Native Plants

To help you choose plants

Recommendations for Ecologically Sensitive Fire Abatement

Vegetation management practices

Fire Season Notice

City of Oakland Fire Department fire prevention tips

Hiring Professionals

Tips for hiring professional firms for larger projects

Hydrology, Creek Restoration and Environmental Engineering Firms

Consulting and contracting firms known to use bio-engineering techniques in erosion control, creek restoration and bank stabilization projects

Using Plants to Stabilize Creekbanks

Instructions with diagrams of effective stabilization techniques

Adopt a Creek

Instructions for participating in Oakland's Adopt a Creek volunteer program

RV Water Waste Outreach Flyer

Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese

Dodder Alert!

Information about a new, highly invasive plant pest that has appeared in the Bay Area

Bay-Friendly Gardening and Landscaping

Web page on website with information and resources for sustainable gardening and landscaping practices

Oakland Museum's "Guide to East Bay Creeks"

A book providing information on science, history, conservation and recreation

Oakland Museum's Creek & Watershed Map of Oakland & Berkeley

Find your neighborhood creek and learn about your watershed

Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program

A variety of free instructional publications for residents, businesses, etc.

City of Oakland Recycling Program

Free publications for residents, businesses, etc.

FOG Brochure (Fats, Oils, Grease)

Read about the problems to City infrastructure when pouring fats, oils and grease down your household drain. Also, find locations where you can recycle your FOG.