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 or sign up here to be notified of locations. No obligation and no RSVP needed -- just show up when you can!

No fourth Thursday weed-mapping walk in November: Thanksgiving!

No general work party in December: Happy Holidays!

Thurs., Dec. 15, 10 AM - noon: Walk to honor Sylvia McLaughlin at a King Tide

See a newly re-contoured portion of Eastshore State Park, talk about a future of rising sea levels during a King Tide, and honor Save the Bay founder Sylvia McLaughlin on her centenary on this special walk. Berkeley Path Wanderers, Citizens for Eastshore Parks, and Friends of Five Creeks are sponsors.  Easy, mostly level walk of about 2.5 miles, with some uneven or muddy stretches. Bring a camera to photograph high sea level and/or binocs to enjoy wintering birds. Sorry, no dogs! 

Wear sturdy shoes and dress for sun, rain, fog, wind -- or all of them. Meet at Sea Breeze Market, south side of University Avenue just west of I-80 (easily reached by AC Transit 51B buses to the Marina or an easy bike ride on the Bay Trail or via the pedestrian-bicycle bridge over the freeway). Map here. Info: 

Tues., Jan. 10: Free Bay Currents talk, "Welcome Back Otters"

Megan Isadore, head of the Bay Area River Otter Ecology Project, brings new research findings, fascinating photos, and the heartening story of how these lithe, elusive carnivores have returned to the Bay Area. Co-sponsored by Bay Nature Magazine (see the article on river otters in their current issue) and California Center for Natural History.

 Free! Bay Currents talks are second or third Tuesdays at St. Alban's Parish Hall, 1501 Washington, Albany -- refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 PM. Full spring schedule soon! Sign up for notification here.

Sat., Jan. 14: Pull invasive, fire-prone French broom in the El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area, 10 AM - 12:30 PM.

Details soon! We supply gloves, tools, water, snacks, and good company. Wear closed-toed shoes with good traction and clothes that can get dirty. Dress in layers and be prepared for changing weather. We work in a drizzle, but heavy rain moves to Sun., Jan. 15 ,or Monday, Jan. 16, if both earlier dates are rained out.

Groups of 10 or more please RSVP. Otherwise, jut show up! Questions? Email 

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

Sign up here to get our monthly e-news, with notices of our events and those of others. For volunteer opportunities and nature-oriented events Bay-wide, including a clickable map of volunteer opportunities, see the Bay Nature Calendar.