About Us

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.

Click here for maps, slide shows, and other information about our projects.

Click here for information on our Bay Currents talks.

Click here to subscribe to our monthly e-news for updates on our projects and Bay Area environmental happenings.

Click here to donate or join!

Contact Us

Email Friends of Five Creeks at f5creeks@gmail.com with questions or for more information about our organization.

Or contact:
Susan Schwartz, President
1236 Oxford St.
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 848-9358