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.

Sun., Feb. 21, and Sat., Mar. 5 10 AM - 12:30 PM:  Plant natives and help shorebirds near the mouth of Strawberry Creek. 

Join us planting natives west of the mouth of Strawberry Creek, between a busy new Bay Trail extension and the shoreline. Eventually, we hope that varied natives will shield some of the spots where shorebirds feed and seek refuge at high tides. You'll also learn the fascinating history of Berkeley's Bay shore. Meet on the south side of University Avenue west of Sea Breeze Deli. Map here; AC Transit 51B or easy walk or bike ride on the Bay Trail. Wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toed shoes with good traction. We'll work in a drizzle, but heavy rain cancels. Info: 510 848 9358 or f5creeks@gmail.com.

Thursday, Feb.  18, 9- 11 AM:  Rain Gardens, Creeks, Condos walk for Ages 50+

Walkers Age 50+: Join Ranger Bob Flasher for an easy, level walk on the Ohlone Greenway discovering new rain gardens and creek projects. Find out about planned improvements on the greenway and how to make suggestions.Meet across from the Albany Senior Center (or just inside if it's raining), 846 Masonic, Albany. Walks are co-sponsored by Albany Senior Center and are free, with no RSVP needed. Info: rangerdude333@hotmail.com.

Thursday, Feb. 25, 10 AM - noon:  Small-group walk mapping invasives in Tilden Regional Park

On easy fourth-Thursday walks, we explore trails in Tilden Regional Park, mapping invasives using CalFlora's cell-phone apps. You'll learn lots about natives, too! If you're interested, email f5creeks@gmail.com. We'll put you on the list to be notified of locations. You don't need to use your cell phone, but if you do, tell us whether it's Iphone or Android, so that we can send the correct instructions.  

Tues., Mar 8, 7-9 PM: Free Bay Currents talk: Engaged Locally and Globally -- Young Climate Researchers at UC Berkeley

Ian Bolliger models the Sierra snowpack – and in his spare time works to make tiny houses a solution for low-cost, energy-efficient housing. Cecilia Han Springer studies the political and economic factors that affect sustainability in Chinese eco-cities and heavy industry. Adrienne Marshall, an experienced science educator, works on communicating climate change to California forest landowners. Rebekah Shirley, from Trinidad-Tobago, studies sustainability for islands – currently, how large dams in Borneo may affect biodiversity and indigenous groups.

Join these energetic, engaged UC Berkeley grad students to glimpse the fascinating range of climate-related research that young people are doing in our back yard – as well as a their aims for the future.   

St. Albans Parish Hall, 1501 Washington (at Curtis), Albany. Refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 PM. Free! Sign up here to get notices.

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

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