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 or sign up here to be notified of locations.

Bay Currents talk Tues., Oct. 13: "A Shark's-Eye View of the Bay."

A fascinating variety of sharks call the Bay home. Meet some of them, and learn what they need, with marine biologist, dive master, and filmmaker and advocate David McGuire, founder of Shark Stewards, at our October free Bay Currents talk at the lovely St. Alban's Parish Hall, 1501 Washington (at Curtis), Albany; refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 PM. Free, but seating is limited. Full fall schedule here. Sign up here to get notices or our monthly e-news that includes them.

Thursday, Oct. 15, 9 - 11 AM:  Bird and shoreline walk for ages 50+

Walkers Age 50+: Join F5C president Susan Schwartz on a walk to celebrate the return of migrant shorebirds and waterbirds. Wear confortable shoes, bring binocs if you have them, and meet at the foot of the pedestrian/bicycle bridge at the south end of Berkeley's Aquatic Park, 1 Bolivar Drive. We may circle Aquatic Park or cross the bridge to the Bay shore. Either way, we'll end with optional coffee or lunch in the new South Fourth Street neighborhood. Walks are co-sponsored by Albany Senior Center and are free, with no RSVP needed. Info: 

Thursday, Oct. 22, 10 AM - noon: Walk to Map Invasives in Tilden Regional Park

Help us map invasives using CalFlora's cell-phone app on an easy walk on one of Tilden Regional Park's lovely trails. Enjoy nature and get to know native plants on this small-group outing. Information or RSVP: or 510 848 9358; we'll let you know the meeting place. You don't need a cell phone to join the group, but if you want to use your phone, please let us know whether you have iPhone or Android. We'll send instructions.

Sat., Oct. 24, 10 AM - 12:30 PM:  Join UC Berkeley student volunteers removing invasives in Tilden Regional Park!

For our October work party, meet at Tilden Regional Park's Acacia Picnic Area, east side of Lake Anza Road just before overflow parking for Lake Anza, to remove strangling cape ivy or fire-prone French broom. We'll work with UC student volunteers from the Berkeley Project. Tools, gloves, and snacks provided -- and volunteers get a free ride on the park's 100-year-old merry-go-round! Still this is not for very young children due to poison oak -- wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toed shoes with good traction.  Map here.

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.