Saturday, May 2 and Saturday, May 16, the Pt. Isabel work sessions start at 9:30 am at Rydin Road.
Point Isabel, on the Bay Trail next to the dog park. Just off I-580 (take Central to the bottom of the I-580 overpass). At the stop sign (Rydin Road) turn right and come down to the end of the street. If you pass Costco on your right, you’ve gone too far. Contact info: Tom Kelly (510) 704-8628 (work), (510) 684-6484 (cell) or tkelly@kyotousa.org.

Saturday, May 9, 9:30 am, Huckleberry Park, starting from the parking lot, 6934 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland
Join Janet Gawthrop and other volunteers restoring Huckleberry Park in the Oakland hills. Please note that you may be exposed to poison oak during this event.

Sunday, May 17, 9 am, Sibley Park, starting from the Skyline entrance
Restoration activities of other organizations

Saturday, May 2, 9 am, Redwood Park French broom rip
Our Saturday, May 2nd broom pull meeting spot will be at the Redwood Bowl on Skyline Boulevard, next to the Chabot Space and Science Center. We will meet at 9:00 am and hike to Baccharis and Westridge where we will pull until 1:00 pm. As always, delicious snacks will be served. There is no registration required. Due to lack of staffing, our Sunday, May 10th pull will be cancelled. Hope to see you there!
Monica (Redwood Ranger) (510) 544-3136.
redwood@ebparks.org | www.ebparks.org

Tuesday, May 6 and Saturday, May 16, 10 am – noon, May habitat restoration workdays in Garber Park
Join us as we attack the fire prone invasive weeds in selected spots in Garber. Our work has been so successful over the past five years that we are close to eradicating French Broom! But, we do keep finding a few large clumps, and many, many seedlings. The seedlings are easy to spot and easy and fun to pull. We have also made tremendous strides in ridding the park of Himalayan blackberry, Cape and Algerian ivy, poison hemlock and thistle. Our goal is total eradication of these weeds, and your help is needed! By weeding out the invasives we give the natives their best chance to survive and provide a defensible space against wildfires for the many houses adjacent to the park.

Everyone welcome. We provide drinks, snacks, tools, and gloves. Wear long sleeves and pants and shoes with good tread. For directions (public transportation and car), maps, and further information go to the menu on our home page, or contact Shelagh garberparkstewards@gmail.com.

For pictures of Earth Day, beautiful spring scenes along the Garber Trails, and a wonderful 3-minute video of the event taken by Marilyn Goldhaber of the Claremont Canyon Conservancy visit our website: www.garberparkstewards.org.
The US Fish & Wildlife Service and adult volunteers will conduct surveys for Antioch Dunes evening primrose on Wednesday, May 20 and Thursday, May 21 from 8:30 am-4:00 pm. You can sign up for one or both days by contacting Susan Euing at susan_euing@yahoo.com or call (510) 521-9717. The Wednesday survey will be at the Stamm Unit (501 Fulton Shipyard Road in Antioch 94509 for mapping), and the Thursday survey will be at the Sardis Unit (1551 Wilbur Avenue in Antioch).

Join the City of Fremont’s Environmental Services at Sabercat Historical Park to weed, create plant basins and mulch mats around native plants, and to install browse protection cages to protect certain native plants while they are still young. We’ll also be removing some aggressive exotic plants, such as Himalayan blackberry, poison hemlock, Italian arum, various ivy species, and several different exotic thistles and grasses.

Here are our upcoming work parties:

May 2, 2015 (1st Saturday), 10 am-1 pm, Sabercat Creek Site 2 (accessible from the Via Orinda trailhead)

May 17, 2015 (3rd Sunday), noon-4 pm, starting at Sabercat Creek Site 3 to plant snowberries; possibly moving east to site 4 if we finish at site 3 (accessible from Via Orinda or Quema Drive trailheads)

May 24, 2015 (4th Sunday), noon-4 pm, Sabercat Creek Site 4, in the areas with less poison oak (Paseo Padre Parkway underpass area; accessible from the Quema Drive trailhead)

May 27, 2015 (Wednesday), 9 am-1 pm, Sabercat Creek Site 4 (Paseo Padre Parkway underpass area; accessible from the Quema Drive trailhead)

May 28, 2015 (Thursday), 1 pm-5 pm, Sabercat Creek, probably site 5, starting at the Becado Place cul-de-sac (unless there is a lot more to do at site 4)

June 6, 2015 (1st Saturday), 10 am-1 pm, Sabercat Creek site TBA

June 14, 2015 (2nd Sunday), noon-4 pm, Sabercat Creek site TBA

June 28, 2015 (4th Sunday), Creek Clean-up in Fremont, Creek TBA

Contact info: sabrina.cityoffremont@gmail.com, 734-649-3795 (cell)