Restoration at Stonybrook and Alameda Creeks

Grantee: Alameda Creek Alliance
Project completed 2014/15
Total project cost: $8,840*
Clean Water Program grant: $1,450
*includes matching funds and volunteer labor

The Alameda Creek watershed encompasses residents in Fremont, Union City, Newark, Sunol, Dublin, San Ramon, Pleasanton and Livermore. Formed in 1997, the non-profit Alameda Creek Alliance (ACA) has been working to restore salmon and steelhead trout to the creek through small-scale restoration projects, propagation of native plants, erosion control, creek cleanups, fish rescue and creek monitoring.

ACA’s 2014 grant project included leading eleven stewardship workdays, involving 460 volunteers, to remove invasive plants and trash at their adopted restoration sites along Stonybrook Creek and Alameda Creek at Niles Staging Area in Fremont. Some of the grant funds went toward tools and creek cleanup supplies for the workdays.

aca-fish-friendly-creeks-handoutTo reach the wider community, ACA also developed a brochure illustrating the group’s efforts to improve the health of Alameda Creek and providing best practices for landowners to protect water quality and riparian habitat. Click here to view or download. ACA gave out hundreds of copies of the new brochure at local festivals, including the October 2015 Niles Canyon Roll and Stroll event, which attracted almost 10,000 people.

 

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Volunteer orientation at a restoration workday Volunteers removing invasive plants at Alameda Creek