Restoration Projects

San Pedro Creek Watershed Coalition has worked on restoration efforts as well as scientific assessment research and public outreach and education. Restoration efforts have ranged from improvements to channels and improving fish passage to controlling invasive species such as cape ivy and Arundo donax. We guide our efforts through the SPCWC Work Plan, most recently updated in March 2018. Most construction and fish passage projects are projects led by the City of Pacifica, which has the responsibility for maintaining the creek corridor, though our first project was with San Mateo County Parks, in San Pedro Valley County Park.

Flood Control Project and Creek Mouth Projects

Starting in 2000, the City of Pacifica worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete a flood control project just upstream of the Highway 1 bridge as well as related fish habitat enhancement projects at the mouth. (See Kelsey McDonald's thesis San Pedro Creek Flood Control Project: Integrative Analysis of Natural Hazard Response for a history of this process, and Genevieve Munsey's thesis Geomorphology at the confluence of stream restoration and flood control for an assessment of the geomorphologic effects of this project.)

San Pedro Creek Restoration

Capistrano Fish Passage Restoration Project

As part of an ongoing effort to restore and enhance San Pedro Creek, the City of Pacifica eliminated an existing barrier to fish migration at the Capistrano Avenue Bridge and enhanced nearly 1,300 linear feet of riparian habitat along the creek banks.

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San Pedro Creek Culvert Base Removal and Fish Passage Enhancements Projects

The City of Pacifica intends to improve access to historic spawning and rearing habitat for a vitally important steelhead run and improve conditions for movement by juveniles. The project involves: removal of fish passage obstacles at the Adobe, Linda Mar and Oddstad Bridges, placement of rock weirs to facilitate fish passage, and qualitative effectiveness monitoring for these projects. The primary objective is to elimate existing steelhead migration obtacles and improve habitat conditions for the northern-most steelhead runs in the Santa Cruz mountain range.

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Linda Mar Avenue Culvert

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