Our mission is to restore, maintain, and protect the Sausal Creek Watershed. We educate future generations, involve the community in local environmental stewardship, and collaborate with agencies and other nonprofits to have a positive impact on the local ecosystem.

We're Hiring!

Community Outreach and Environmental Justice Coordinator

When:  March through December 31, 2021, with a possibility of extension.

Pay: The rate of pay is $20 to $22 hour, depending on experience.

Hours: The number of hours required is 12-20 hours per week, with a flexible schedule.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply by April 9, 2021. To apply, please email a cover letter and résumé to jobs@sausalcreek.org

Restoration and Stewardship Intern

When: May 2021 to October 30, 2021, however an extension of the internship is possible.

Pay: The rate of pay is $18 an hour.

Hours: The number of hours required is 15-20 hours per week, with a flexible schedule.



Applications should be received no later than May 10, 2021, with priority given to earlier applications. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and two references (name, contact) to FOSC Executive Director Anna Marie Schmidt at jobs@sausalcreek.org.

April Community Talk: Reflecting on Stewardship with Yakuta Poonawalla 

Thank you for joining us for our virtual April Community talk with Yakuta Poonwalla, the San Francisco Community Programs Manager with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Yakuta will be facilitating an interactive discussion on environmental stewardship. We will be exploring how can we create a deeper understanding of stewarding the Sausal Creek Watershed. How can we strengthen our relationship with the natural world through culture, traditions, and story sharing? This reflection on stewardship through the lenses of diversity, equity, and inclusion will invite participants to reimagine what stewardship can mean. We hope you will join us on zoom on April 21 and come with a willingness to listen and share! Attendance is by registration only.


Yakuta Poonawalla works for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, where she leads the San Francisco Community Stewardship Program, which focuses on mindfulness, cultural relevance, and healing. She uses habitat restoration and storytelling to connect communities to the natural world and create a sense of belonging. She hopes to inspire, educate, and cultivate deep love and respect for the environment -- and to ensure that nature and science are accessible to all.

Explore the Trails and Tributaries

of the Sausal Creek Watershed

Thank you for joining us for the 2021 State of the Watershed!


You can view all of the videos from community members and partners here

Want to get started on growing a native plant garden? Read FOSC's guide to Gardening with Native Plants:

Learn about Sausal Creek's endangered wild rainbow trout, their challenges and how FOSC is creating a path to their conservation into the future. 

We emphatically affirm that Black Lives Matter in the Sausal Creek Watershed. We must do more as a community. 

Friends of Sausal Creek

P.O. Box 2737

Oakland, CA 94602




phone: (510) 501-3672

Tax ID: 91-2147216

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