Calendar of Events

Every Tuesday, 10 AM - noon: Weekday Weed Warriors

Help care for nature in the city with 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.

Least TernFree Bay Currents talks resume Tues., Sept. 13: "Extreme Conservation: The Things We Do for Endangered Critters," with Susan Euing

Fascinating tales of the elaborate and imaginative things done to save endangered species from Susan Euing, research biologist at local preserves for least terns in Alameda and Lange's metalmark butterflies and rare wildflowers at Antioch Dunes.  Refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 -9 PM, at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington, Albany (one block north of Solano). Free! Most Bay Currents on natural history and environmental issues are in the parish hall; this talk in the sanctuary. Remaining fall talks will be Tues., Oct. 18 and Nov. 15. Sign up here to get notices.

Sat., Sept. 17, 10 AM - 12:30 PM, spruce up Cerrito Creek on Coastal Cleanup Day

On Coastal Cleanup Day, join El Cerrito Green Teams and Friends of Five Creeks removing trash and invasives on beautiful and historic Cerrito Creek at the foot of Albany Hill. All ages welcome -- there's a play structure for very young children, and kids can splash in the creek. Tools, gloves, snacks, and good company provided.  Wear clothes that can get dirty! Meet at El Cerrito's Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clare Ave. (3499 Santa Clara on Internet maps; easy from AC Transit 72 or 25, or El Cerrito Plaza BART. Info: f5creeks@gmail.com.

Thurs., Sept. 22, 9-11 AM: Walkers age 50+: Discover Albany Hill  

Explore amazing Albany Hill with Friends of Albany Hill President Margot Cunningham. On this walk, you will ford the creek on stepping stones and gain 300+ ft. elevation, some on harrow trails with nearby poison oak. Wear long pants. long sleeves, and sturdy shoes with good traction. Bring water and sticks if you use them.  Meet at El Cerrito's Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clare Ave. (3499 Santa Clara on Internet maps; easy from AC Transit 72 or 25, or El Cerrito Plaza BART. Info: friendsalbanyhill@gmail.com or f5creeks@gmail.com. Walks are co-sponsored by Albany Senior Center and are free, with no RSVP needed.

Thurs., Sept. 22, 10 AM - noon: Small-group walk in Tilden Regional Park mapping invasives with cell phones

Yes, this month two walks on the same day. Join a small group mapping invasives in beautiful Tilden Regional Park, using CalFlora's cell-phone apps. Learn about natives and enjoy the outdoors while you help! Email f5creeks@gmail.com with questions or to RSVP and get the meeting location and instructions. You don't need a cell phone; we will teach you. 

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

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