Garrity Creek

Garrity Creek

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name = Garrity Creek
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country = United States
state = California
region = Contra Costa County
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city = Richmond, California
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source_location = El Sobrante, California
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mouth = San Pablo Bay
mouth_location = Pinole, California
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Garrity Creek is a creek in Richmond, California's Hilltop neighborhood. It runs into the San Pablo Bay. [ [http://www.museumca.org/creeks/1070-RescRheem.html Rheem Creek Watershed ] ] It is sometimes called Hilltop Creek.

The creek is supported by two natural springs from two short sources which join into Garrity Creek. These sources may be threatened by potential development which is opposed by residents, neighborhood associations, the organization Friends of Garrity Creek and environmentalists which want the land to become a park. They claim the proposed 10 acre (40,000 square meter) development is illegal since it violates county rules prohibiting construction on slopes steeper than 26 feet (8 m). [ [http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/article.cfm?archiveDate=06-15-04&storyID=19068 Berkeley Is Not Alone in Saving Creeks, Natural Habitat] , by Barbara A. Pendergrass, Berkeley Daily Planet, 6/15/04, retrieved 7/26/07]

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External links

* [http://www.geocities.com/hilltopcreek/ Friends of Garrity Creek]


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