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The Friends of Marsh Creek
Watershed (FOMCW) is a community
organization dedicated to the
preservation and restoration of the
Marsh Creek Watershed.
"Creeks Create Community"
Construction of
the Marsh Creek
Fish Ladder
is almost done!
Latest Fish Ladder Pictures!

Chinook salmon have lost more
than 90% of their historical
restore access to approximately
seven miles of Marsh and Sand
Creeks in eastern Contra Costa
County by constructing a fish
Chinook salmon have lost more
ladder at the Marsh Creek drop
than 90% of their historical
than 90% of their historical
range in California due to
range in California due to
barriers.  This project will
barriers.  This project will seven
miles of Marsh and Sand
Creeks in eastern Contra Costa
ladder at the Marsh Creek drop
structure in Brentwood. This
project will benefit the Chinook
salmon by providing access to
seven miles of stream including
over two miles of excellent
spawning habitat A 2004
University of California study
found that this reach of Marsh
Creek contains abundant and
suitably sized gravels for
salmonid spawning. The project
will also indirectly benefit other
species by raising awareness of
Marsh Creek.  All around
California, the annual return of
the salmon is a significant
event worthy of festivals and
media coverage. These
migrating salmon will present
an excellent opportunity to
educate residents of the many
ways that their actions can
benefit water quality, habitat,
and ecological health.  The East
Bay Regional Park District
Marsh Creek trail runs
alongside the drop structure
and the fish ladder will be in a
highly trafficked and highly
visibly location, improving the
opportunity for education. This
project enjoys strong support
and approval of the county
flood control district, the City of
Brentwood, the Department of
Consercation,  the Department
of Water Resources, and it is
the top priority action of the
Friends of Marsh Creek
Watershed.
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