About the Tomales Bay Watershed Council

The Tomales Bay Watershed Council (TBWC) was formed in 1999 by the region’s stakeholders out of concern about water quality and interest in improving the watershed’s vital natural resources.

The TBWC includes representatives from local, state and federal agencies, environmental organizations, citizen and residential groups, agricultural and shellfish industries, recreational interests and individual residents. Learn more in who we are.

Operating as a consensus based organization, the TBWC provides an effective forum to advance watershed restoration and implement strategies to improve quality of life. Learn more in Stewardship.

TBWC coordination has advanced projects to enhance riparian corridors, improve conditions on agricultural lands, protect streams from storm water and septic pollution, restore wetlands, reduce stream sedimentation through unpaved road improvements, eliminate fish migration barriers, improve storm water runoff management, and increase reliability of water supplies. The work we do is made possible by the TBWC Foundation, click to learn more.

Tomales Bay

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