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.

Feb. 26 (Thurs.), 10 AM - noon: Walk to map invasives

Join us in a new, small-group program of easy, beautiful walks mapping invasives in the East Bay Regional Parks, with initial focus on Tilden. Meet at Lone Oak Picnic Area for an easy walk on Wildcat Canyon Trail. If you want to use your cell phone, please email f5creeks@gmail.com for instructions.

Feb. 28 (Sat.), 10 AM - 12:30 PM: Help an urban oasis: Cerrito Creek and Albany Hill

Meet at El Cerrito's Creekside Park (map here; easy by AC Transit 265 or 72) to remove invasives and trash along Cerrito Creek and Albany Hill, with light and heavy tasks for all. Trash pick-up, too! All ages welcome, no RSVP needed. Tools, gloves, snacks, and good company provided. Wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toed shoes with good traction. We work in a drizzle, but heavy rain cancels. Information: f5creeks@gmail.com.

Mar. 7 (Sat.), 10 AM - 12:30 PM: Restore nature at the mouth of Strawberry Creek, Berkeley

Join UC student volunteers from the Berkeley Project removing invasives and trash in Eastshore State Park, at the mouth of Strawberry Creek. Meet on the Bay shore south of University Avenue west of Sea Breeze Deli. Map here; easy by AC Transit 51B or walk or bike on the Bay Trail or pedestrian/bicycle trail over the freeway). We'll cover invasive perennial pepperweed with tarps and chips, pick up trash, and do other light and heavy tasks. All ages welcome, no RSVP needed. Tools, gloves, snacks, and good company provided. Wear closed-toed shoes with good traction. We work in a drizzle, but heavy rain cancels. Information: f5creeks@gmail.com.

Mar. 10 (Tues.), 7 PM - 9 PM. Bay Currents talk: What Your Bird Guide Tells You about Evolution

What ever happened to clapper rails, brown towhees, and marsh hawks? Retired East Bay Regional Parks Naturalist Alan Kaplan talks about how modern genetic testing is revealing unexpected family trees and fascinating adaptations along the long road of evolution. Bring a bird guide!

Join us in the beautiful St. Albans Parish Hall, 1501 Washington at Curtis, Albany (one block north of Solano).  Refreshments 7 PM, talks begin at 7:30 PM. Free! Full spring schedule here.

Mar. 19 (Thurs.), 9 -11 AM. Stop to smell the roses walk for ages 50+

Stroll Berkeley Rose Garden, elegant Rose Walk, and Codornices Park and Creek with F5C vice president Shirley Jowell. Meet at the Rose Garden overlook, 1200 Euclid (south of Eunice, AC Transit 65). Heavy rain cancels. Info: sjowell@sbcglobal.net. Free!

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.