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 Council ceased to exist in 2022. The Tomales Bay Watershed Council Foundation (doing business as Tomales Bay Foundation (TBF), a 501c3, continues to exist and includes an Advisory Committee, comprised mostly of past Council members.

The TBF 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 TBF provides an effective forum to advance watershed restoration and implement strategies to improve quality of life. Learn more in Stewardship.

TBF is advancing 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. We also have a research grants program.

Photo by Richard Blair & Kathleen Goodwin/EnvironmentalEye.org