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.

Bay Currents talks resume Tues., Sept. 8 -- "New Bay Pollutants -- Meeting the Challenge."

Our free fall-spring Bay Currents talk series resumes Sept. 8 at the lovely St. Alban's Parish Hall, 1501 Washington (at Curtis), Albany; refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 PM. Dr. Rebecca Sutton, Senior Scientist with the San Francisco Estuary Institute, starts the season with "New Bay Pollutants -- Meeting the Challenge." While our Bay is much healthier now than a few decades ago, Dr. Sutton will outline proactive solutions needed before new pollution problems can cause harm. Full fall schedule here. Sign up here to get notices or our monthly e-news that includes them.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 9 - 11 AM: Nature Island in the City -- Exploring Albany Hill

Walkers Age 50+: Explore Albany Hill plants and animals, past and future with Margot Cunningham, head of Friends of Albany Hill.  You will ford the creek on stepping stones and gain 300+ ft. elevation, some on narrow trails with nearby poison oak. Wear long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy walking shoes. Bring water and sticks if you use them. Meet at Creekside Park, S. end of Santa Clara Ave., El Cerrito (AC Transit 25 or 72, El Cerrito Plaza BART). Free, no RSVP needed. Info: bunchgrassmarg@gmail.com.

Sat., Sept. 19, 9 AM - noon PM: F5C, Albany Parks, and El Cerrito Green Teams on Cerrito Creek for Coastal Cleanup Day!

For International Coastal Cleanup Day, Friends of Five Creeks, Albany Parks Volunteers, and El Cerrito Green Teams get together to clean and weed on Cerrito Creek at the foot of Albany Hill. Meet at Creekside Park, S. end of Santa Clara Ave., El Cerrito. Latecomers and all ages welcome. Tools, gloves, snacks, and good company provided. Wear closed-toed shoes with good traction and clothes that can get dirty!

Thursday, Sept. 24, 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: 55creeks@gmail.com or 510 848 9358. 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.

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

Marine biologist, divemaster, and filmmaker and advocate David McGuire, founder of Shark Stewrads, introduces the fascinating variety of sharks that call the Bay home -- and how they need our help.  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.

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.