|Friends of Five Creeks|
Helping Nature in the East Bay – Hands On
Friends of Five Creeks is an all-volunteer group working hands-on for clean water and healthy watersheds. We protect and restore natural areas that welcome both wildlife and people 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:
Our free Bay Currents talks resume Tues., Jan. 13, with "Groundwater -- California's Read Buried Gold." In February: "Greening Wine" -- fascinating moves toward sustainability in California's vinyards.
Bay Currents talks are second Tuesday, fall-spring, at the beautiful St. Albans Parish Hall, 1501 Washington, Albany (one block north of Solano). Refreshments 7 PM, talks begin promptly at 7:30 PM.
Help complete the El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area: Help the City of El Cerrito buy 8 acres linking the two parts of El Cerrito's 100-acre Hillside Natural Area. Information and donations for the campaign here.
What will California Proposition 1, the water bond just passed by California voters, pay for? See our best try at an unbiased outline, with background and detail. And plan to come to our January 13 talk on groundwater -- Prop 1 is a key opportunity to steward this vast resource wisely!
Tips and ideas on leading volunteers are a big part of our report on a survey of 75 leaders of volunteers working on invasives. Prepared for a discussion group led by F5C President Susan Schwartz for the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) Oct. 2014 meeting in Chico.
Why save water -- and how: With little recent rain, and growing climate change, California needs to curb use of water and water-related energy. Our information sheet outlines why you should save water and how to do your part-- from tips with links to rebates and free stuff to background with links to research, position papers, and current issues.
Friends of Five Creeks, founded in 1996, is an all-volunteer citizens group operating under the fiscal sponsorship of Berkeley Partners for Parks, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Our decisions are governed by bylaws and made by a board drawn from our volunteers.
Our meetings, talks, and walks are open to all. Check our events calendar for schedule.Mission: Friends of Five Creeks believes that the health of creeks and watersheds supports the health of urban environments.
Friends of Five Creeks mobilizes volunteers of all ages to restore, maintain, and enjoy the creeks and watersheds of the East Bay from North Berkeley to Richmond. In year-round work parties, we help revitalize creeks, improve habitat and water quality, eliminate invasive plant species, and increase public access and stewardship.
We prune, weed, dig, plant, and remove trash from creek sites and their watersheds. In collaboration with like-minded civic organizations, we assist and advocate for restoration projects, and build and maintain paths. To increase public understanding of environmental processes, we publish and post information, design and install interpretive signs, and host speakers and events.