Recent Volunteering

Click here for info and slide shows on our projects.


At our February work party, twenty volunteers planted natives and removed invasives on Cerrito Creek -- despite high water.

Crossing Cerrito Creek on log


Click here for more on F5C volunteer projects.

Helping Nature in the East Bay – Hands On

All-volunteer Friends of Five Creeks works hands-on for clean water and healthy watersheds. We protect and restore natural areas that welcome both wildlife and people, from Berkeley to Richmond on the urbanized east side of San Francisco Bay. See map and slide shows of some of our restoration projectsPlease join us in:

  • Work parties restoring native vegetation and wildlife habitat, lessening erosion and flooding, providing trails and green corridors.
  • Free guided walks open to all.
  • Tuesday morning weekday weed warriors in varied natural areas.
  • Public education including free Bay Currents talks, e-newsletter, signs, publications, web sites, appearances at festivals, and more.
  • Advocating, participating in political processes, and partnering with agencies and other groups.

For information or to arrange a work party for your group, contact or (510)848-9358. Click here to subscribe to our e-newsletter. Click here to donate or join!

New and Seasonal

Tues., Mar. 14, Free Bay Currents talk, "Stopping the coal and oil trains"

What is the future for citizen efforts against climate change and for environmental justice? Andres Soto, Bay Area organizer for Communities for a Better Environment, brings the saga of successful West Coast citizen engagement against risky shipping of fossil fuels -- and discusses what can be done in future. 

Bay Currents talks are second or third Tuesdays at St. Alban's Parish Hall, 1501 Washington (at Curtis). Talks are free, but seating is limited. Refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 PM. Download full spring schedule here. Sign up for notification here. Bay Currents talks are free, but seating is limited.

Click here for Spring 2017 schedule for Bay Currents free talks on natural history and environmental issues, emphasizing positive solutions!

New: Our 20th year in photos in our 2016 Annual Newsletter! See what volunteers can do -- and please donate to help us continue to weave green threads into our urban fabric.

New: Background documents on creeks: This new section of our website has plans, monitoring reports, and other documents on Codornices, Cerrito, and other local creeks back to the 1990s, as well as current ideas.  We plan to add many more documents to this new part of our site. If you have an idea on what should be there, please let us know.