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Centennial Creek

Centennial Creek is a highly visible waterway flowing alongside a community greenbelt trail in Centennial Park located in Paso Robles. The Centennial Creek watershed provides tributary waters to the Upper Salinas River, which flows northward into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

The overall goal of this project was to restore the natural ecology of Centennial Creek. In the initial phase of this project, the RCD recontoured and revegetated 400 feet of streambank. These tactics have improved the riparian habitat along the creek corridor, decreased creek channel cutting and erosion, and improved stormwater management through community awareness of low impact design methodologies. Residents in the Centennial Creek watershed were eligible to apply for up to $75 in rebates for installing rainbarrels on their homes.

This project was made possible through funding from the City of Paso Robles, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundations 5-Star Urban Grant Program.