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. No obligation and no RSVP needed -- just show up when you can!

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. 

Tues., Oct. 18: Free Bay Currents talk, "Future Shorelines" -- fresh ideas on dealing with rising sea levels

Dr. Kristina Hill, UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, introduces exciting ideas from the world on how the Bay Area can adapt to rising seas in the face of climate change. Join us for fresh and fascinating views! Bay Currents talks are second or third Tuesdays at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington, Albany -- refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 PM. Full fall schedule here; sign up for notification here.

Sat., Oct. 22: 10 AM - 12:30 PM, pull invasive, fire-prone French broom in Tilden Regional Park

On Berkeley Project Day, join UC Berkeley students removing invasive, fire-prone French broom in beautiful Tilden Regional Park. Details to come! 

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.

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