Saturday, September 3, 9:30 am, Pt. Isabel restoration at Eastshore State Park. 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.
Saturday,September 10, 9:30 am, Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve .
Meet Janet, Marcia and park staff at the parking lot off Skyline. Maybe the fencing and construction gear will be gone this month, but street parking on Skyline is free and legal if construction gear takes up too much of the parking lot. The park ranger will supply snacks, water and loaner tools and gloves as needed. We will decide on the work site and weed of the day depending on soil and weather conditions.
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00 am to noon Join the City of Fremont’s Environmental Services to enhance wildlife habitat along Sabercat Creek. Our volunteer work days are on the second Saturday of July and September, and the first Saturdays of other months.

We will most likely start removing invasives along the trail from Quema Drive to Site 3, then we’ll be working at Site 3. Follow the trail down from Quema Dr. and Paseo Padre Pkwy, and you may see us already. If not, then turn right at the main trail, and walk along until you see a bunch of mulch and some wire cages.

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.

Saturday, September 17, 9:30 am, Pt. Isabel restoration at Eastshore State Park.

Saturday, September 17, Garber Park, 9:00 am-noon. The Garber Park Stewards in Oakland will be weeding and cleaning at Harwood Creek, a tributary of Temescal Creek in this shady open-space park above the Claremont Hotel. Meet at the Claremont Avenue entrance. Wear long sleeves and pants and shoes with good traction. We provide tools, gloves, water and snacks. Everyone Welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Directions: A map and directions can be found at From Ashby Avenue go .4 mile up Claremont Avenue to the trailhead parking turnout. Bus: via AC Transit #49. Exit at the stop at Ashby/Claremont Avenue intersection, then follow the directions above to the Claremont Ave. entrance.
Sunday, September 18, 9:00 am, Sibley Regional Park
OK, you can still do some restoration this weekend even if you slept in on September 17. Meet the park ranger and CNPS volunteers at the Oakland-side parking lot off of Skyline Boulevard. While we sign in and pick up water, we will also decide if we want to head back to the notorious wall of broom near Old Tunnel Road, or pick a work site closer to the volcanic loop trail.
Directions: To reach both Huckleberry and Sibley parks exit Highway 13 at Park and turn left at the end of the exit ramp. Cross over 13 and turn left onto Mountain at the stoplight. Drive parallel to 13 north on Mountain until you reach the light for Mountain and Snake. Turn right (uphill) onto Snake and follow it all the way to its other end at the T-intersection with Skyline. If you see Shepherd Canyon Park on your right, then you missed the left turn to stay on Snake–you can turn around at the small parking lot. Turn left at Skyline, and you will see the Huckleberry parking lot several hundred meters further north, to your right. To reach the Skyline parking lot at Sibley, keep driving north on Skyline another few hundred meters and you’ll see it to your right. 

If you are driving to Sibley from Orinda, you can reach the park by exiting at Fish Ranch Road, the last westbound exit before the Caldecott Tunnel. Follow the road to the left turn sign for Old Tunnel Road, and then follow it to the end at the staging area. Be sure to e-mail either or to let us know if you are arriving by this route.

Saturday, September 24, join Friends of Albany Hill for the last Saturday of the month work party, 9:30-11:30 am. 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 for participants. For more info:

As with any outdoor activity, there are inherent risks in participating. By attending an event, you agree that you are 100% responsible for your own safety, health and well-being.