Articles of Incorporation

A California Public Benefit Corporation

Amended October 13, 2008

ONE: The name of this corporation is Friends of San Lorenzo Creek.

TWO: This corporation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes. The specific purposes for which this corporation is organized are to preserve and protect the natural beauty of the San Lorenzo Creek system in Alameda County, California, including acquisition of conservation easements, for the benefit of the public.

THREE: The name and address in the State of California of this corporation's initial agent for service of process is Howard Beckman, 1261 via Dolorosa, San Lorenzo, California, 94580.

FOUR: (a) This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (1) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or (2) by a corporation contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(c) No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.

FIVE: The names and addresses of the persons appointed to act as the initial directors of this corporation are:

Name Address
Howard Beckman 1261 via Dolorosa, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Mary Ann McMillan 17273 via Melina, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Betty Moose 1328 via El Monte, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

SIX: The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes and no part of the net income or assets of the organization shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person.

On the dissolution or winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment of, or provision for payment of, all debts and liabilities of this corporation, shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Date: September 13, 2002

Howard Beckman, Director

Mary Ann McMillan, Director

Betty Moose, Director

Date: October 13, 2008

Linda Bennett, Secretary