East Bay Chapter CNPS

Saturday, November 7, 9:30 am, Point Isabel
Meet at the end of Rydin Road, where crews will fan out and take on several restoration projects along the Bay Trail.

Sunday, November 8, 9:30 am, Redwood Regional Park
You now need to call ahead and register for the French broom (Genista monspessulana) removal crews. Call (888) 327-2757 and choose option 3, and then extension 4553.

Saturday, November 14, 9:30 am, Huckleberry Regional Park
You are not required to pre-register for this event, but you can RSVP at www.Meetup.com/ebcnps, which is also a place where you can post any comments or queries. We will meet the parking lot off Skyline, where we will check the soil and weather to decide what work to take on. We will work through light rain, but torrential rain will cancel.

Sunday, November 15, 9:00 am (note start time), Sibley Regional Park
November puts the 2nd Saturday and 3d Sunday restoration crews back-to-back. We will meet at the Oakland-side parking lot (off Skyline), where you can meet park staff, sign up, and pick up snacks and water. If you want to park at the Old Tunnel Road staging area instead (Berkeley/Orinda side), be sure to let us know by e-mailing either sibley@ebparks.org or janetgawthrop47@gmail.com. Only torrential rain will cancel.


Friends of Sausal Creek

Wednesday, November 4, 6 pm to 8 pm, Sudden Oak Death (SOD) Drought Management Workshop, UC Berkeley, 159 Mulford Hall Hear the results of last spring’s SOD Blitz in the East Bay as well as new management recommendations. See www.sodblitz.org for more info.

Sunday, November 29, 10 am to 2 pm, Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC) Trail Stewardship Crew Join FOSC’s new monthly crew to restore trails in Dimond Canyon and Joaquin Miller Park. See www.sausalcreek.org > Programs > Event Calendar for details.

Kimra McAfee, Executive Director
Friends of Sausal Creek
P.O. Box 2737
Oakland, CA 94602

510.501.FOSC (3672)



Saturday, November 14, 9:30 am to noon, Wilkie Creek site, De Anza Drive and Santa Rita Way, El Sobrante
Volunteer Workday

Help take care of one of our native plant restoration sites. 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.

Every volunteer must have a valid waiver on file. Volunteers under 18 must have their waivers signed by a parent or legal guardian. Click here for waiver forms and more information.

Saturday, November 28, 9:30 am to noon
Water Bug Team, El Sobrante Library
4191 Appian Way, El Sobrante

Have you ever wondered what lives at the bottom of our creeks? Would you like to find out? Join us in the creeks as we look for benthic macroinvertebrates, bottom-dwelling bugs that tell us about creek health.No experience necessary. We welcome volunteers to join us in this event, but space is limited. RSVP to Helen Dickson (helen@thewatershedproject.org) to learn more and ensure your spot.


Garber Park Stewards

Saturday, November 21, 10 am to noon, Garber Park
Join us as we continue to work in our restoration sites removing invasive weeds to give new growth of natives its best chance for survival. Depending on the weather we could be embarking on some trail work: shoring up the trails and adding new steps in the steeper parts of the trail.

Meet at the Claremont Avenue entrance at 10 am. We will decide which activities are most needed. We provide water, snacks, gloves, and tools. Wear long sleeves and pants and shoes with good treads. Directions: www.garberparkstewards.org for map and google directions. From the intersection of Ashby Avenue and Claremont Avenue go up towards Grizzly Peak Boulevard approximately .4 mile to a turn-out on the South side. Look for the Garber Park Stewards sign. Easily accessible by AC Transit Bus #49. Exit at the stop at Claremont/Ashby. Follow the directions above to the Claremont Avenue entrance. For more information contact Shelagh garberparkstewards@gmail.com.