Saturdays, April 2 and April 16, 9:30 am to 2 pm, Pt. 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. You’ll find us on the trail.

RSVP – it will help us coordinate tools with the East Bay Regional Park District. And remember to bring good energy, hats, sunscreen, water, and family and friends. We’ll supply refreshments.

Tom Kelly (510) 704-8628 (work), (510) 684-6484 (cell) or 

Saturday, April 2, Sabercat Creek restoration

Saturday, April 9, 9:30 am, Huckleberry Regional Park Meet with park staff at the main parking lot, where you can pick up loaner tools, gloves and snacks while we look at soil conditions and figure out where best to work. Weeding usually goes on until about 1 pm, so please let us know if you need to leave early.

Janet Gawthrop

There are also ongoing, monthly volunteer dates to rip out French broom at Redwood Regional Park–e-mail for specific dates.

Sunday, April 17, 9:00 am, Sibley Regional Park. Sibley volunteers can start in either from the Oakland-side parking lot (off of Skyline, perhaps 1/3 mile north of the Huckleberry lot) at 9 am, hiking towards Tilden until they reach the footbridge by the wall of broom.  Or Berkeley/Orinda-side volunteers can start from the Old Tunnel Road staging area and meet at the toollbox.

Janet Gawthrop 

SOS!!  A special request for help at Sibley Regional Park where we have made great progress fighting Genista but are now looking at large areas of 2nd and 3rd growth with flowers.The ground is soft right now, and we could really use help pulling the blooming bushes before they seed. The native grasses come in nicely in areas we clear, as well as a host of wild flowers. 

Wendy Tokuda

Saturday, April 30, 9:30-11:30 am, join Friends of Albany Hill for the last Saturday of the month work party. 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. We’ll work in a light rain, but moderate rain cancels. For more info:

Margot Cunningham