Berkshire Creek

The Project

It's a quiet little canyon in the southwest corner of Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena that has been degraded over the years by flooding and erosion. The Berkshire Creek Area Improvement Project is an Urban Streams Restoration program that has upgraded habitat, improve public safety and restored more natural hydrology to Berkshire Creek.

The Arroyo Seco Foundation co-sponsored this program with the City of Pasadena. Psomas was the environmental consultant.

Click on the image for a detailed view.

Berkshire Creek — A Model for Urban Stream Restoration

The Berkshire Creek restoration provides a safe stream lined with vital riparian habitat with a buried bypass that will prevent the flooding and erosion that have plagued the stream over the years.

Fall, 2020 — Public health precautions closed this area during the Spring and Summer 0f 2020, but now you can come to enjoy the renewed stream and canyon.

September 26, 2020 — The Interpretative sign has been installed along the trail through Berkshire Creek. The sign explains the signficance of the creek and the Hahamongna Watershed and the success of the restoration project.

March 18, 2020 — Pasadena has now filed the notice of completion for the Berkshire Creek restoration project in Hahamongna Watershed Park. Design, permitting and construction have all been completed in a whirlwind 15 month period, a tribute to project manager Brent Maue and all the community support for the program.

The recent rains have demonstrated how remarkably well the project works to restore the stream and to provide improved flood protection and recreational opportunity while preventing erosion.

It's a sign of good things to come for Hahamongna and the Arroyo Seco.

January 13, 2020 — Things are taking shape at the Berkshire Creek project area. The streambed is looking like a stream again, waiting for riparian plants to enhance it, and the bridge foundation is in place. The construction contractor expects to be done by February 3rd.

Groundbreaking for a Restored Stream

September 26, 2019 — Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and Vice-Mayor Tyron Hampton led the groundbreaking ceremony for the Berkshire Creek Restoration Projects.

An enthusiastic crowd participated in the event, which featured exhibits, light refreshments, and celebratory speeches.

Berkshire Creek Restoration Begins

September 9, 2019 —Construction has begun in the quiet little canyon in the southwest part of Hahamongna Watershed Park known as Berkshire Creek. It's going to be a quick project with construction expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Pasadena Presentation 5/28/19

ASF Presentation 5/28/19

Stewards of the Arroyo Seco, PO Box 92722, Pasadena, CA 91109-2722 (323) 405-7326