Worth A Dam

Beaver in Alhambra Creek Martinez

by Cheryl Reynolds

The Worth A Dam Beaver Festival IX was FABULOUS!

Be sure to mark your calendars for next year!

2016 Beaver Festival


Celebrating One of Natures’ Greatest Engineers

Worth A Dam was originally formed to defend the Martinez Beavers. At first, the goal was to promote the Martinez beavers welfare through responsible stewardship, creative problem-solving, community involvement, and education. But then, once our Martinez beavers were safe, we became interested in helping other cities. We want everyone to learn why and how to co-exist with beavers. Beavers provide many benefits! Beavers contribute to increased diversity of wildlife; frogs, fish, birds, and wildlife. Worth A Dam has lots of information about different techniques, including using flow devices as long-term solutions for beaver-human conflicts.

Since 2008, Worth A Dam have held an annual beaver festival in Martinez, CA. Many wildlife groups come from all over the bay area, set up booths and help people learn about wildlife – along with celebrating the beavers of Alhambra Creek. On August 6, 2016, at the Ninth Annual Beaver Festival in Martinez, Worth A Dam was honored by Congressman Mike Thompson with the following Congressional Record:

Congressional Record


As California continues to face water issues and shortages, it is more important than ever to coexist with these important ‘water savers’.

Yearling beaver in Alhambra Creek Martinez

by Cheryl Reynolds

Really, it’s time we see the beaver as a prince instead of a pest!