Calendar of Events

Every Tuesday, 10 AM - noon: Weekday Weed Warriors

Join Friends of Five Creeks Weekday Weed Warriors, 10 am - noon, followed by coffee and chat. Meet at varied East Bay restoration areas -- including others' projects -- for a couple of hours' outdoor work, followed by coffee. Email f5creeks@gmail.com to be notified of locations.

 

Nov. 8 (Sat.), 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Help F5C restore the Bay shore!

Join us working with UC Berkeley students on Berkeley Project Day, as we cover invasive perennial pepperweed with tarps and chips, remove other invasives, and plant and seed if there is any sign of rain. Help us create habitat and beauty in this bit of Eastshore State Park, alongside a heavily used new Bay Trail extension! Meet at 9:30 AM on the south side of University Avenue a short distance west of the freeway and Sea Breeze Deli. (Look for our table and tools.) Map here.  AC Transit 51B buses to the Marina stop nearby (see map), and it's a great walk or bike ride on the Bay Trail.
Gloves, tools, water, and snacks provided. Information: f5creeks@gmail.com

Nov. 11 (Tues.), 7 PM - 9 PM. Bay Currents talk: Thirty Ways to Be a Shorebird

The Bay hosts an ever-changing array of shorebirds, living by the seasons and tides, moving and feeding in patterns that reflect their physical attributes. Meet these fascinating, varied, and beautiful neighbors – some stay-at-home, some from half a world away – in a talk by Bay Area birding teacher and leader Rusty Scalf. Rusty also will discuss how the Bay’s shorebird populations are likely to have changed through the past, how they seem to be changing now, and what the future may hold. Join us in beautiful parish hall at St. Albans Church, 1501 Washington at Curtis, Albany (one block north of Solano).  Refreshments 7 PM, talks begin at 7:30 PM. Free!

Sun., Nov. 16, 10 AM - 12:30 PM, help restore the El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area!

Join Friends of Five Creeks and UC Berkeley engineering students removing invasive, fire-prone French broom and planting native grass seed in the beautiful El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area. Help us continue and consolidate our amazing progress in this urban oasis!
Meet at the King Court entrance, west end of King Court, below the intersection of Shevlin and King Drive. A map here shows the meeting place as well as walking directions from AC Transit 7 and from the meeting place to the work site (for latecomers).

Gloves, tools, water, and snacks provided. Information: f5creeks@gmail.com.

Nov. 20 (Thurs.), 9-11 AM: Cerrito Creek and Albany Hill Walk for Ages 50+

Albany Hill and the twin Creekside Parks are an amazing oasis of nature with a fascinating history, made welcoming by 14 years of work by F5C volunteers. We’ll stroll the creekside and climb the hill on a route chosen by the group. Meet at El Cerrito’s Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clara Ave. (3499 Santa Clara on Internet maps); AC Transit 25 or 72; easy walk from El Cerrito Plaza BART. Heavy rain cancels. Info: f5creeks@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by Albany Senior Center. Free!

Dec. 18 (Thurs.), 9-11 AM: The Creek that Brought Us UC Berkeley -- Walk for Ages 50+

Explore the leafy UC Berkeley campus with an eye to how its founding and growth are closely tied to lovely Strawberry Creek. You’ll also see how students and staff are restoring the creek and nature. F5C Vice President Shirley Jowell leads. Meet at the globe sculpture just east of Oxford at Center. Heavy rain cancels. Info: sjowell@sbcglobal.net. Free!

No December talk or work party. Enjoy the holidays!

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.