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!

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 Parish Hall, 1501 Washington, Albany -- refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 PM. Full fall schedule here; sign up for notification here.

Thurs., Oct. 20, 9-11 AM: Walkers age 50+: History and future of Oakland's Sausal Creek  

Oakland's Sausal Creek saw pioneering orchards and Gold Rush mansions, then was consigned to concrete and trash, and now is being revived by Friends of Sausal Creek. Learn about history, restoration, and native trout on an easy walk that include a newly "daylighted" section as well as beautiful wooded reaches restored 20 years ago. Optional lunch follows nearby. 

Meet at the east end of Canon Avenue. To get there, take Canon east from McArthur Blvd., two block south of Fruitvale Ave. 

Info: Walks are co-sponsored by Albany Senior Center and are free, with no RSVP needed.

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

Join UC Berkeley students and community members on Berkeley Project Day/Make a Difference Day. We'll remove invasive, fire-prone French broom and strangling Cape ivy in Tilden Regional Park's Nature area, where thousands of local children learn to love nature. 

Meet at 10 AM at Lone Oak Picnic Area. To get there, take Spruce to its end at Grizzly Peak Blvd. Cross Grizzly Peak and go steeply downhill on Canon Drive. At the bottom, turn right on Canon Drive and take the first left onto Lone Oak Road. The picnic area is on the right just beyond where the road turns sharply left. 

We supply gloves, tools, water, and snacks. Our usual ending time is noon, but if you want to work longer, let us know and we will provide lunch. Wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toed shoes with good traction. Because of poison oak, this work party is not suited for young children.

Thurs., Oct. 27, 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 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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