Building Community Capacity

Your Neighborhood is Connected to Your River

The Coastal Watershed Council works in neighborhoods directly along the lower San Lorenzo River to inspire residents to advocate for positive changes in their lives, neighborhoods, city and environment. We work directly with residents to develop projects that simultaneously address the needs of residents and threats to clean water.

Community Workshops

The Coastal Watershed Council works with community leaders to bring free, hands-on workshops into the communities we serve. By cleaning and greening shared spaces, together community members address local concerns and take action for cleaner water. Neighbors leave knowing more about best management practices to control pollution entering the San Lorenzo River and deeper bonds to one another. Afterwards, we gather to celebrate the community stewards and together, develop an action plan to prevent non-point source pollution for the future. Hear neighbor’s stories: