Calendar of Events

Every Tuesday, 10 AM - noon: Weekday Weed Warriors

Join Friends of Five Creeks Weekday Weed Warriors, 10 am - noon at varied East Bay restoration areas -- including others' projects -- for a couple of hours' outdoor work. Email f5creeks@gmail.com or sign up here to be notified of locations.

Mar. 26 (Thurs.), 10 AM - noon: Walk to map invasives

Join us in a new, small-group program of easy, beautiful walks mapping invasives in the East Bay Regional Parks, with initial focus on Tilden. Meet at the end of Lone Oak Road for an easy walk on wooded trails. If you want to use your cell phone, please email f5creeks@gmail.com for instructions.

Mar. 28 (Sat.), 10 AM - 12:30 PM: Help an urban oasis: Cerrito Creek and Albany Hill

Meet at El Cerrito's Creekside Park (map here; easy by AC Transit 265 or 72) to help Friends of Albany Hill remove invasives on  Albany Hill. Wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toed shoes with good traction.  Information: bunchgrassmarg@gmail.com.

Apr. 11-12 (Sat. & Sun.), annual Sudden Oak Death survey; help find, and slow, Sudden Oak Death

Your help is needed for the 2015 Sudden Oak Death blitz survey, April 11-12. Help nature by taking a walk to collect samples of leaves infested with Sudden Oak Death, the pathogen that is decimating tan oaks and our beautiful Coast Live Oaks. Survey where you like, or we will recommend routes for you! Return suspect samples to a drop box by Monday. Great way to help out and enjoy nature! One-hour trainings  at 10 AM at the Orinda Library and 1:30 PM on the UC Berkeley campus. Sign up here for the Berkeley training. Sign up for the Orinda training or find out about surveys elsewhere here. General information on SOD or past surveys here.

Apr. 14 (Tues.), 7 PM - 9 PM. Bay Currents talk: How the East Bay Got Its Forest

Retired East Bay Regional Park Assistant Manager Jerry Kent tells the fascinating tale of how one man transformed grassy hills to a forest of non-native and eucalyptus and pine, and what this means for us today. Join us in the beautiful St. Albans Parish Hall, 1501 Washington at Curtis, Albany (one block north of Solano).  Refreshments 7 PM, talks begin at 7:30 PM. Free!

Apr. 16 (Thurs.), 9 -11 AM. Hillside Natural Area wildflower walk for ages 50+

Walkers age 50+: Meet at the King Court entrance to the El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area (1190 King Court on Internet maps, below intersection of King and Shevlin, north of Moeser) for a walk across the Hillside Natural Area with spectacular views. Easy but some hills; wear sturdy shoes and bring water and sticks if you use them. Info: f5creeks@gmail.com. Free!

Apr. 18 (Sat.), 9:30 AM - noon: Remove trash and invasives along Cerrito Creek for El Cerrito's Earth Day

Meet at El Cerrito's Creekside Park (map here; easy by AC Transit 265 or 72) to remove trash and invasives along Cerrito Creek, with El Cerrito Green Teams, as part of El Cerrito's Earth Day. Free lunch follows at El Cerrito Community Center on Moeser! Wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toed shoes with good traction. We work in a drizzle, but heavy rain cancels.  All ages welcome, no RSVP needed. Tools, gloves, snacks, and good company provided. Wear closed-toed shoes with good traction. We work in a drizzle, but heavy rain cancels. Information: f5creeks@gmail.com.

 

Apr. 23 (Thurs.), 10 AM - noon: Walk to map invasives

Join us in another small-group program of easy, beautiful walks mapping invasives in the East Bay Regional Parks, with initial focus on Tilden. Meeting place TBD. For information, or if you want to use your cell phone, please email f5creeks@gmail.com for instructions.

We host many volunteer work parties for youth, company, religious, and other groups, on their schedule. Contact us for information.

For volunteer opportunities and nature-oriented events Bay-wide, including a clickable map of volunteer opportunities, see the Bay Nature Calendar.