The mission of Friends of Pleasant Hill Creeks is to engage community members in protecting, restoring, and enjoying our creeks and adjoining open space.
We are particularly interested in the role of creeks as wildlife corridors and outdoor classrooms. Creeks are essential natural “highways” for wildlife species, enabling them to migrate through urban settings and connect to open space and larger bodies of water. While some see urban creeks as “ditches,” we see them as valuable habitats. During out bird survey, we have identified more than 50 species of birds in the Grayson Creek riparian corridor. In addition, river otters, coyotes, gray foxes, bobcats, fish, reptiles, and crustaceans have been observed navigating the creeks in our watershed. Creeks provide multiple benefits to our community: water quality protection, flood control, wildlife habitat, educational and recreational opportunities, and natural beauty.