Calendar of Events
Every Tuesday, 10 AM - noon: Weekday Weed Warriors
Join Friends of Five Creeks Weekday Weed Warriors,
10 am - noon, followed by coffee and chat. Meet at varied East Bay
restoration areas -- including others' projects -- for a couple of hours' outdoor
work, followed by coffee. Email email@example.com
to be notified of locations.
May 23 (Thursday), 9-11 AM: Walk for ages 50+ -- Searching for signs of (wild)life
Walkers age 50+: Join Ranger Bob Flasher for an easy, almost level walk of under 4 miles, from the Tilden Nature ARea up Wildcat Canyon and along Jewel Lake. We'll search for signs of wild inhabitants, from gopher holes and birds' nests to coyote scat and mountain-lion scratching posts. Meet at the turnaround at the north end of Central Park Drive (entrance to the Tilden Regional Park Environmental Education Center). From Spruce and Grizzly Peak, take Canyon Drive downhill, turn left on Central Park Drive, and go to the end. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org. The walk is free, but please RSVP to our co-sponsor, Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic, 510 524 9122.
June 3 (Monday), 6:30 - 8:30 PM: Evening walk in upper Codornices Creek watershed
Join us on our annual evening watershed-exploration walk, replacing our June meeting. This walk, joint with Berkeley Path Wanderers, takes you up, down, and across North Berkeley hilltops, searching for fragments of creeks and the original nature of the upper Codornices watershed. We'll end with sunset views and great refreshments. Pace is moderate, but the walk includes steep staircases and narrow, rough trails. Wear good hiking shoes, bring water, sticks if you use them, and a flashlight just in cast. No dogs, please. Meet at the upper parking lot of Glendale-LaLoma Park (off Glendale, below Campus, AC Transit 65).
June 5 (Wednesday), 7-9 PM: Public meeting on possible restoration of Codornices Creek below Kains
Friends of Five Creeks and Codornices Creek Watershed Council hope neighbors and the public to a presentation on possible restoration of Codornices Creek and creation of a mini-park west of Kains Avenue, between Dartmouth and Harrison, south of Creekside Apartments. The Berkeley-owned parcel has been vacant since Creekside Apartments were built, despite assurances at that time that it would be restored and opened. The creek is contained in a shadeless concrete channel whose north wall leans inward and has partly collapsed in the past. The parcel remains fenced because this leaning wall would make it difficult for a person or dog falling into the creek to get out.
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.