The Creek and Its Watershed

Wolf Creek begins above Grass Valley, California, flows through the city, turns roughly south, and eventually joins the Bear River. The creek and its tributaries drain a significant portion of southwestern Nevada County. Wolf Creek has historically been neglected and under-appreciated, but that has begun to change as Wolf Creek Community Alliance works to re-weave the creek into the fabric of the community.

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In the Current

Wolf Creek Chalk Art Project On Wednesday, April 22, students from local schools will chalk the asphalt at the Holiday Inn Express to show where Wolf Creek flows, 8 feet below the surface. Drop by between 9 AM and 2 PM to watch the creek take shape! See or print the flyer.

Creek & meadow restoration work day on April 25. Join us April 25, 2015 to remove Spanish broom at Wolf Rd. where it crosses Wolf Creek, 1 mile west of Hwy 49 from Higgins Corner. See flyer.

Author David Carle on Water and the California Dream. Hear widely published author David Carle speak on the history of water use in the state and the implications for the future. Thursday, April 30, at 7 pm at Seaman's Lodge in Nevada City. More information.

March 2015 newsletter. Catch up with what we've been up to by reading the newsletter. If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, please join our email list.

2015 Wolf Creek monitoring calendar This year's water-quality monitoring days are listed here for your convenient reference, along with information about becoming a monitor.

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Program Areas

  • Water quality monitoring
  • Ecological assessments
  • Ecological restoration
  • Wolf Creek Parkway
  • Creek-friendly landscaping
  • Watershed awareness
  • Low-impact development
  • Idaho-Maryland Mine project