Saturday, November 1, 10 am, Point Isabel at Eastshore State Park
Meet at the Eastshore State Park lot at the end of Rydin Road next to Hoffman Marsh. We remove invasive plants and re-vegetate with native plants grown from plants found at the site.

Contact, 510- 684-6484 c.

Saturday, November 1, 10 am-1 pm, Sabercat Creek
Please check out our Google site for updates about site locations, maps and directions, waiver forms (please sign and bring these), and more info:

Sabrina Siebert

Garber Park November Habitat Restoration, Tuesday, November 4 and Saturday, November 15, 10 am-noon
Join us as we continue cutting and pulling invasive plants to reduce the fuel load and prepare our restoration sites for planting this winter. We will work in Harwood Creek and Rispin Meadow, perform some trail maintenance, and continue removing ivy at Fern Glade, our newest Restoration Site. Wear long sleeves and pants, and shoes with good traction. We provide tools, gloves, water and snacks but we encourage volunteers to bring their own gloves and reusable water bottles. Meet at Fireplace Plaza (a short walk from the Claremont Avenue entrance).

Map and Directions to Claremont Avenue Entrance: From Ashby Avenue go .4 mile up (East) towards Grizzly Peak on Claremont Avenue to the Claremont Avenue Entrance parking turn-out. From there it’s a short walk up the trail to Fireplace Plaza. Bus: via AC Transit #49. Exit at the stop at Ashby/Claremont Avenue intersection. Then follow the directions above to the Claremont Avenue entrance.

For more information contact Shelagh Broderson at or 510-540-1918 or visit our website

November 8, 9 am and Sunday November 9, French broom (Genista monspessulana) rip at Redwood Regional Park
I am on vacation Saturday, November 1st, so the Saturday broom pull at Redwood Regional Park will be Saturday, November 8th. We will have a double-header: Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th. We will meet at Canyon Meadow on Saturday at 9:00 am and Sunday at 9:30 am. I hope we’ll have some rain before then!

Monica (Redwood Ranger) |

Saturday, November 8, 9:30 am, Huckleberry Regional Park
Join us at the Huckleberry parking lot and we will decide on what invasive weed to take on this month, depending on weather, soil conditions, and individual passions. Heavy rain will make the soil too muddy for work on steep slopes, but we will weed on more level areas in light rain or mist (hey, I’m an optimist). You can bring your favorite tool and gloves, or park staff can provide you with loaner gloves and tools. Cameras and plant listers are also welcome. Water and snacks are courtesy of park staff.

Directions: Take the Park exit from Highway 13, and follow Park to its end at the traffic light at Mountain. Go left on Mountain and follow it several blocks to the traffic light with Snake, a T-intersection. Turn right (uphill) onto Snake, and follow it all the way to its other end at Skyline Boulevard. Turn left onto Skyline and follow it several hundred meters to the Huckleberry parking lot on the right side of the road.

Saturday, November 8, 9:30 am-noon, Volunteer Workday
Boys and Girls Club, 4660 Appian Way, El Sobrante
Join SPAWNERS as we pull invasive weeds and remove trash from our creekside site at the Boys and Girls Club. People with all levels of experience are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear sturdy shoes, comfortable work clothes, and bring a water bottle. SPAWNERS will provide tools, gloves, and snacks. RSVP to or 510-665-3538 if coming with a group of 4 people or more.

Sunday, November 16, 9:00 am, Sibley Regional Park
Meet us either at the Oakland-side parking lot off of Skyline, or park at the Old Tunnel Road staging area and meet us at the work site toolbox near the Tilden-to-Sibley Trail. If you choose Old Tunnel Road and hike south until you reach the footbridge, turn back because you’ve gone too far. As with Huckleberry Park, you can either bring your own gloves and tools or borrow the same from park staff (water and snacks also provided).

Directions to the Skyline parking lot are the same as for Huckleberry, but go north perhaps 1/2 mile beyond Huckleberry to the Sibley parking lot. From Berkeley and points north on Grizzly Peak, you will reach the Sibley parking lot first, on your left. If you are driving to Old Tunnel Road, you can reach it by exiting 24 at Fish Ranch Road and proceeding uphill to Old Tunnel Road. Look carefully for the Sibley Park sign.