Helping Nature in the East Bay – Hands On
All-volunteer Friends of Five Creeks works hands-on for clean water and healthy watersheds. We protect and restore natural areas that welcome both wildlife and people, from Berkeley to Richmond on the urbanized east side of San Francisco Bay. See map and slide shows of some of our restoration projects. Please join us in:
New and Seasonal
Tuesday, Oct. 18, Bay Currents free talks present "Future Shorelines"
Dr. Kristina Hill, UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, introduces exciting ideas from the world on how the Bay Area can adapt to rising seas in the face of climate change. Join us for fresh and fascinating views! Bay Currents talks are second or third Tuesdays at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington, Albany -- refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 PM. Full fall schedule here; sign up for notification here.
Sat., Oct. 22, help remove invasives in Tilden with UC Berkeley volunteers
For our October work party, we'll lead UC Berkeley students and community volunteers removing invasive, fire-prone French Broom in beautiful Tilden Regional Park. Watch for details on our events calendar.
Keep California's ban on plastic carry bags!
Friends of Five Creeks volunteers know from experience how local bans on plastic carry bags have cut down on litter in and along our creeks! In November, please vote "yes" on Proposition 67 to keep our statewide ban on these bags. Info and text of measure here. Endorse or support the campaign here.
Why save water -- and how: Last winter's rains did not end the drought -- and we are facing climate change. California needs to curb use of water and water-related energy. Our information sheet outlines why you should save water and how to do your part-- from tips with links, to rebates and free stuff, to background with links to research, position papers, and current issues.