East Bay CNPS

Saturday, October 3, 10 am – 2 pm, Pt. Isabel in Eastshore State Park, at the end of Rydin Road, off Central Avenue in Richmond

October 3-4, Plant Fair weekend. Show up at Native Here Nursery and ask where work is needed. E-mail stevetoby@comcast.net if you want to pick a time and assignment in advance.

Sunday, October 4, 10 am – 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.

Saturday, October 10, 9:30 am, Huckleberry Regional Park. Join us in the parking lot off of Skyline, where we can decide which location needs weeding the most. We will usually work until 12:30-1 pm

Saturday, October 17, 10 am – 2 pm, Pt. Isabel in Eastshore State Park, at the end of Rydin Road, off Central Avenue in Richmond

Sunday, October 18, 9 am, Sibley Park. Join us at 9 am on the Oakland-side parking lot off of Skyline.

Police Activities League and others

October 10th, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, PAL Camp, 10100 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland. Volunteers: restore a park, prevent fire, protect an endangered plant and help the police and kids at the same time! Please join your neighbors for a work party at the Police Activities League’s “PAL Camp”to pull invasive plants (French broom), limb up, cut weeds, and get the dead wood out of this under-used gem of a park in Oakland on Skyline Boulevard that is home to the endangered pallid manzanita. Due to lack of city money, it is currently un-maintained and overgrown. We will simultaneously help restore native vegetation, protect the endangered plants, reduce the hazardous fuel load in an area close to homes, and make PAL Camp more attractive and fire-safe for Oakland children to use.

Sign in at the yellow gate across from Big Trees Trailhead in Joaquin Miller Park. This is south of Chabot Observatory between the Redwood Bowl parking lot and Roberts Regional Park.

Sponsored by: Stewardship Division of Oakland Public Works, the Police Activities League (PAL) Friends of Sausal Creek, City Councilwoman Annie Campbell-Washington and the Friends of Joaquin Miller Park. Rsvp to: wendy.tokuda@yahoo.com

Garber Park Stewards

Saturday, October 17, 10 am-noon, Garber Park Habitat Restoration Workday. Join us as we continue to pull and chop invasive weeds from our restoration sites and perform some much needed trail maintenance in preparation for the winter rains. Meet at the Claremont Avenue entrance and we will decide which areas are most in need of weeding. We provide tools, water, snacks, and gloves. Wear long sleeves and long pants and shoes with good treads. Directions and maps can be found at garberparkstewards.org. Driving directions: from the intersection of Claremont Avenue/Ashby go .4 miles up (towards Grizzly Peak Boulevard). Just beyond 7390 Claremont Avenue on the South side is a parking turnout. Look for the Garber Park Stewards sign. Bus #49: exit at Claremont/Ashby Avenue, then follow driving directions above. For more information contact Shelagh garberparkstewards@gmail.com.

Friends of Albany Hill

Saturday, October 31, 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. Halloween costumes optional. For more info: friendsalbanyhill@gmail.com

Margot Cunningham