Phil Stevens Updated:08/2012

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 habitats.

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 revegetation 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.

In 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.

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Urban Creeks Council
Executive Director
427 13th Street
Oakland, CA  94612
Phone: (510) 356-0591

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