East Bay CNPS sponsored events
Saturday, September 6, Pt Isabel in Eastshore State Park, at the end of Rydin Road, off Central Avenue in Richmond
Saturday, September 12, 9:30 am, Huckleberry Regional Park

Join us at the Huckleberry parking lot, where we will decide on the month’s worksite in the park after looking at soil and the morning’s weather conditions. Park staff provide loaner gloves, tools and water. If you have any questions or special tool requests, please e-mail either
janetgawthrop47@gmail.com or sibley@ebparks.org.
Saturday, September 19, there will be a second work party at Pt. Isabel in Eastshore State Park, at the end of Rydin Road, off of Central Avenue in Richmond.
Sunday, September 20, 9 am, Sibley Regional Park
Meet with park staff at the Oakland-side parking lot (just north of the Huckleberry lot, on the right side of Skyline), where we will pick up gloves, water and tools to take on the notorious wall of broom again. Thank you to the great August volunteers from Alameda High School and the Boy Scouts for soldiering through one of the hottest workdays that we’ve had so far. If you want to park at Old Tunnel Road staging area (Orinda/Berkeley-side), just be sure to e-mail either
sibley@ebparks.org or janetgawthrop47@gmail.com, so we know where to look for you.
Garber Park Stewards
Saturday, September 19, 9 am-noon, Creek to Bay Day
Help remove invasive plants to reduce the fuel load in Garber Park, the Gateway to Claremont Canyon. The Garber Park Stewards and Claremont Canyon Conservancy are teaming up to rescue the natives from erhardta grass and English ivy along the Claremont Ave. Path. The City of Oakland will be providing a debris bin for this event. It’s our opportunity to expand Fern Glade by freeing the ferns from the ivy in this most beautiful restoration area. We have activities for everyone: light and level at selected spots along the trail to the tough tasks on our steep hillsides.. Everyone welcome. Minors need to bring a signed waiver to participate (available at garberparkstewards.org). Youth under 15 should be accompanied by an adult. Wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle for refills. We provide tools, gloves and snacks.
Meet at the Claremont Ave. entrance at 9am for coffee, tea, and pastries. Directions: From Ashby Ave. go 0.4 mile up Claremont Ave to The Claremont Ave. entrance. Look for the Garber Park Stewards sign just beyond 7380 Claremont Ave. Bus: via AC Transit #49. Exit at the stop at Ashby/Claremont Ave. intersection. Then follow the directions above to the Claremont Ave. Entrance A map and directions can be found at http://garberparkstewards.blogspot.com/p/directions.html
Shelagh Brodersen
Volunteer Coordinator, Garber Park Stewards
Email: garberparkstewards@gmail.com
Tel: 510-540-1918
Blog: www.garberparkstewards.org
Friends of Albany Parks
Saturday, September 19, join Friends of Albany Parks, Friends of Five Creeks, and Friends of Albany Hill for a clean-up day at Creekside Park next to Cerrito Creek, 9 am-noon. Gloves, tools, t-shirt, and lunch provided. For more info: friendsalbanyhill@gmail.com .
Saturday, September 26, join Friends of Albany Hill for the last Saturday of the month work party, 9:30-11:30 am, location to be determined. 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. For more info: friendsalbanyhill@gmail.com
Margot Cunningham
Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration Events
Saturday, September 12, 2015 (2nd Saturday), 9 am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site 2 (accessible from the Via Orinda trailhead), then walking to Site 3 (further east along the trail, from site 2) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/second-saturday-habitat-restoration-day-for-sabercat-creek-in-fremont-ca-tickets-18257087440
Saturday, Sept 19, 2015, 9 am-noon Coastal Clean-Up Day. This one will not be a habitat restoration, but a creek clean-up event (picking up trash, recyclables, etc.) Please see event page for site listings at waterways all around Fremont.
Oct 3, 2015 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site(s) TB A: probably Site 5 (starting at the Becado Place cul-de-sac), then walking/driving to Site 4 (Paseo Padre Parkway underpass area; accessible from the Quema Drive trailhead) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/first-saturday-habitat-restoration-day-for-sabercat-creek-in-fremont-ca-tickets-17874059794
Sabrina Siebert