Saturday, February 6, 10 am – 2 pm, Pt. Isabel in Eastshore State Park, at the end of Rydin Road, off Central Avenue in Richmond

Saturday, February 13, 9:30 am, Huckleberry Regional Park
Meet with park staff at the main parking lot, where you can pick up loaner tools, gloves and snacks while we look at soil conditions and figure out where best to work. Weeding usually goes on until about 1pm, so please let us know if you need to leave early.

Saturday, February 14, 10 am – 2 pm, Pt. Isabel in Eastshore State Park, at the end of Rydin Road, off Central Avenue in Richmond

Sunday, February 21, 9:00 am, Sibley Regional Park
Meet us at the Skyline parking lot on the Oakland side of the park to get tools and check the weather. If conditions remain as muddy in February as they were this past week, then we will likely form carpools to the Old Tunnel Road staging area. A couple of our younger volunteers really enjoyed puddle jumping, but it does slow down getting to the wall of broom.

If you have any questions about any of these events please e-mail

Janet Gawthrop

Saturday, February 20, 10 am-noon, Garber Park
Garber Park is near the Claremont Hotel in Claremont Canyon. Help with in-situ fern propagation and invasive weed removal. Meet at the Claremont Avenue entrance. From there we will walk the trails of Garber looking for ferns that we can dig up, divide and transplant nearby, and remove invasive weeds along the trails. After a very successful workshop in January led by Lech Naumovich of the Golden Hour Restoration Institute on the techniques of in-situ fern transplanting we are excited to try out our newly learned skills, and eager to teach others.

Wear long pants, long sleeves, gloves and sturdy boots or shoes. We provide tools, gloves, and snacks, but if you have a sharp tool such as a hori hori, trowel, or clippers please bring them. Also bring a water bottle to fill up from our water container.

Directions to the Claremont Avenue entrance: Many of you have been to Garber before and have your own favorite way of getting here, but for those who aren’t familiar with the park a map and directions can be found on our website Click on Directions in the menu bar at the top.

For more information contact Shelagh .
Shelagh Brodersen
Volunteer Coordinator, Garber Park Stewards
Tel: 510-517-1918

Saturday, February 27, 9:30-11:30 am
Join Friends of Albany Hill for the last Saturday of the month work party. Location to be determined. Rains have softened the soil, making it easier to pull weeds. Gloves and tools provided but bring a favorite weeding tool if you like. Wear closed-toed shoes with good traction and clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and long sleeves recommended. We’ll work in a light rain, but moderate rain cancels. For more info: .

Margot Cunningham