Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed

MCSTOPPP has been partnering with Point Blue Conservation Science’s Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed (STRAW) Project every year since 1999! The goals of the STRAW Project are to educate Marin County students that:

  • We all live in a watershed
  • Riparian habitat plays an important role in stream health
  • Stormwater pollution adversely impacts water quality and comes from many everyday sources
  • They can play an important part in making a difference

It is a two part program that involves in class presentations followed by a hands-on restoration day in their local creek. The students remove non-native invasive species and trash, plant natives, and play an active role in restoring riparian habitats in their local creeks and wetlands.

Partnering Marin County Schools
Bolinas
  • Bolinas-Stinson Elementary School
Fairfax
  • Manor Elementary School
Lucas Valley
  • Lucas Valley Elementary
  • Mary E. Silveira Elementary School
  • Miller Creek Middle School
Mill Valley
  • Edna Maguire Elementary School
  • Marin Horizon School
  • Old Mill Elementary School
  • Park Elementary School
  • Strawberry Point School
Novato
  • Hamilton Elementary School
  • Loma Verde Elementary School
  • Lynwood Elementary School
  • Novato Charter School
  • Olive Elementary School
  • Rancho Elementary School
Ross
  • Ross Elementary School
San Anselmo
  • Hidden Valley Elementary School
  • Brookside Elementary School
San Geronimo
  • San Geronimo Open Classroom
San Rafael
  • Bahia Vista Elementary School
  • Brandeis Marin (formerly Brandeis Hillel Day School)
  • Glenwood Elementary School
  • Head Start Short School
  • Davidson Middle School
  • Laurel Dell Elementary School
Tiburon
  • Bel Aire Elementary School
Tomales
  • Tomales High School