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.

May 17 (Sun.) 10 AM - 1 PM: Drop-in broom pull as part of Hillside Festival

Help nature during drought! Join in our casual, drop-in event pulling invasive, fire-prone French broom in the beautiful Hillside Natural Area. Families welcome! Stay as little or as long as you want! Tools, gloves, water, and snacks provided. You'll also learn about the beautiful oak woodlands and grasslands of this amazing 100-acre urban oasis, while enjoying great views. Walk in from the main entrance on Schmidt Lane east of Navellier (where a map will be available), or from the Douglas Drive entrance. Schematic map here. Information: This is part of the annual Hillside Natural Area Festival. Full schedule, including nature and history walks, kids' activities, and a pop-up bike park, here.

May 21 (Thurs.) 9 AM - 11 PM Creek-to-creek walk in the flatlands for ages 50+

Join F5C President Susan Schwartz on an easy, 2.3 mile round trip on the old Santa Fre Right of Way, from Codornices to Strawberry Creek. Lots of history, community gardens, art, and coffee or lunch in the Berkeley Bagels garden on return. Free, no RSVP needed. Meet at Codornices Creek and the Ohlone Greenway,opposite 1200 Masonic, one block north of Gilman (Ac Transit 25). Information:

May 28 (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 for instructions.

Bay Currents talks resume in September!

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.