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Refugio Creek Watershed Vision Plan

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Community-Based Planning

Project Update
On February 9, 2010, the City Council unanimously adopted a resolution establishing the Vision Plan as the guiding policy for the Refugio Creek Watershed within Hercules.

Download Vision Plan (PDFs)
Vision Plan - Part 1 (3.2 MB)
Vision Plan - Part 2 (4.2 MB)

Vision Plan Archives
Feb. 11, 2009 - Stakeholder Meeting
Meeting Notes
Feb. 25, 2009 - Meeting #1
Meeting Agenda
Presentation: Intro to Watersheds (2.2 MB PDF)
Meeting Notes
March 11, 2009 - Meeting #2
Meeting Agenda
Presentation: Creeks (10.7 MB PDF)
Meeting Notes
April 15, 2009 - Meeting #3
Meeting Agenda
Presentation: Impacts & Interactions (15.3 MB PDF)
Meeting Notes
April 25, 2009 - Watershed Tour
Tour Notes & Photos (450 KB PDF)
May 13, 2009 - Meeting #4
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Notes
June 10, 2009 - Meeting #5
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Notes
Sept. 9, 2009 - Meeting #6
Meeting Agenda
Presentation: Ponds (2.8 MB PDF)
Meeting Notes
The Refugio Creek Watershed Vision Plan (7.3 MB PDF) has been developed through a series of community meetings whereby members of the public met with local officials and experts to share information, interests, concerns, and design ideas on topics such as:

  • Wetlands & Water Quality
  • Fish & Wildlife
  • Flood Management 
  • Creek Bank Stability
  • Recreation & Access 
  • Parkway Enhancement

The plan is community based, respectful of private property rights, involves only voluntary actions, and represents consensus views.

This project has been generously supported by the non-profit organization Common Sense California and facilitated by Restoration Design Group, a environmental landscape consulting firm specializing in watershed planning and public participation.

For more information, please contact the Planning Department.

Learn More about Watersheds
The Contra Costa Watershed Atlas is a great source of information about watersheds in general and the Refugio Creek Watershed specifically. Download these Chapters to learn more:

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