Saturday, November 5 and Saturday, November 19, Pt. Isabel 9:30-2 pm at the end of Rydin Road in Eastshore State Park

Saturday, November 5, 9 am-noon Sabercat Creek restoration at Site 4, near intersection of Quema Drive and Paseo Padre, hosted by City of Fremont environmental staff

Registration is required. Please visit Click on the “Eventbrite” hyperlink to find the pages for upcoming events. Heavy rain cancels the event.
No experience is necessary. All ages are welcome, but children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Come dressed for the weather and prepared to get dirty (sturdy closed-toe shoes/boots, long pants, hat, sunscreen, and long-sleeved shirt recommended). Bring a signed waiver form, a reusable water bottle, and community service hours forms, if applicable. We’ll provide tools, some gloves, and water to refill bottles. If you wish to bring your own gloves or tools please label them.

For more questions or comments, please contact Sabrina Siebert at or call 510-494-4570.

Sunday, November 6, 10 am, restoration at the mouth of Schoolhouse Creek, Berkeley Marina Email for directions to the work site.

Saturday, November 12, 9:30 am, Huckleberry Regional Botanic Preserve
Meet at the parking lot, where we will look at what October rain did to the soil and where we can work around newly sprouting annuals and fencing work in progress. You can get loaner tools and gloves from the ranger if you don’t have your own. We may do some seeding at the “home site” and light planting, depending on how deeply water has penetrated the ground. For photos and link to a map of the area, go to

Saturday, November. 12, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Help plant natives on Cerrito Creek at Albany Hill

Now that rain has come join Friends of Five Creeks volunteers planting natives along Cerrito Creek in order to help wildlife, increase biodiversity, control erosion, and improve the wonderful urban oasis that reaches from the creek to the top of Albany Hill. You’ll also learn about the exciting history of Native American settlements, Spanish and Mexican land grants, dynamite making, even a train robbery!

All ages welcome. Snacks, water, tools, gloves, and good company supplied. Wear closed-toed shoes with good traction and clothes that can get dirty. Dress in layers, prepared for changing weather.

Meet at Creekside Park, at the south end of Santa Clara Avenue, El Cerrito (3499 Santa Clara Avenue on Internet maps). Short walk from AC Transit 72 or 25 or El Cerrito Plaza BART.
We work in a drizzle, but heavy rain cancels. If we are rained out, we’ll try at the same time Sunday, November 13, and if that is rained out too, on the following Saturday, November 19. Info: Groups RSVP. Otherwise, just show up!

Susan Schwartz, President
Friends of Five Creeks
510 848 9358

Sunday, November 13, 9:00 am, Redwood Regional Park
Meet at the Canyon Meadows picnic area, down the access road from the Redwood Road entrance.

Saturday, November 19, 10 am Garber Park Stewards, Oakland
Join us as we continue cutting and pulling invasive weeds 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. 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 the Claremont Avenue entrance.

Map and drections to Claremont Avenue entrance: From Ashby Ave. go .4 mile up (East) towards Grizzly Peak on Claremont Avenue to the Claremont Avenue entrance parking turn-out. Bus: via AC Transit #49. Exit at the stop at Ashby/Claremont Ave. intersection. Then follow the directions above to the Claremont Avenue entrance.

For more information contact Shelagh or visit our website

Sunday, November 20, 9:00 am, Sibley Regional Park
Join us at the Oakland-side parking lot to march to the wall of broom.

October rains soaked volunteers but made a huge difference in removing French broom after the clay started turning to a loose slurry.

Saturday, November 26, 9:30-11:30 am
Join Friends of Albany Hill for the last Saturday of the month work party. Location to be announced. 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. Free t-shirts. Heavy rain cancels. For more info:, .