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 projects. Please join us in:
New and Seasonal:
Shorebirds are back!
The first fall migrants on shorebirds' long journeys, some from the Arctic to South America, are already on the mudflats on ay shores. Hundreds of Western sandpipers feasted at the mouth of Strawberry Creek during our July 15 work party with Integrated Project Management. Click here for our video on how these birds need mudflats like those at the mouths of Strawberry, Schoolhouse, and Codornices Creeks -- all places where F5C volunteers are active.
Citizen science coming up:
This fall, help us start using cell phones to report how climate change affects plants (phenology monitoring). Get in touch at f5creeksgmail.com for more info
Thurs., July 20, 9-11 AM: Walk for ages 50+ -- Stroll Cerrito Creek discovering edible, useful, and medicinal plants.
Sat., July 22, 10 AM - 12:30 PM: Join us removing invasive, fire-prone French broom near Tilden Park's 100-year-old merry-go-round! All volunteers get a free carousel ride!
Details on these and other F5C events on our calendar page.
Do the water-bug boogie: Help us monitor water quality!
Girl Scout Troop 30039 helped us check water quality in Codornices Creek May 6! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in identifying these tiny critters in fun evening sessions, with microscopes. More citizen science coming up: Using cell phones to report how climate change affects plants (phenology monitoring). Get in touch for more info!