Enjoy the Water!

"Get Outdoors and Enjoy the Water!" Webinar

The Clean Water Program in collaboration with four community-based organizations hosted a public webinar on ways residents can connect with "waterful" places in Alameda County to hike, camp, fish, kayak and more! View the recording below.

Our Waterful World

 Recharge your batteries with the calming beauty of our local waterscapes, and take a moment to appreciate what we all work so hard to protect. "Our Waterful World" highlights our waterful world 200the Clean Water Program's favorite spots for enjoying creeks, wetlands, lakes and the Bay, only minutes from home. There’s something for everyone—from active hikes to easy strolls, to scenic spots for picnics, and places for biking, boating and fishing.

Click on the thumbnail at left to view or download our 4-page guide, or browse the map below to explore even more destinations than featured in the guide. Click on a location pin to learn more. Tip: If you lose your spot, simply refresh the page in your browser to re-center the map on Alameda County!


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“Picking up after our dog helps to keep our neighborhood beautiful, our shoes free of stinky messes, and our waterways clean. It also ensures that parks and cities continue to have dog friendly policies.”
~ Ener C. with dog Penny, Oakland

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“I feel so lucky to live near the Bay and such beautiful parks. We always make sure we don’t leave any garbage behind after our picnics. Sometimes the park garbage cans are far away or sometimes they are full. So I always bring a bag to take garbage home, just in case.”
~ Rosi H. and family, Berkeley

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“First we photograph and then we pick up litter we find. It’s part of an instagram project #litterati. You should check it out! Plus it makes our neighborhood a nice place to live.”
~ Jocelyn G. & Kalin P., Oakland