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:
Tues., Oct. 10: Free Bay Currents talk: David Loeb on "Bringing You Bay Nature"
David Loeb co-founded the wonderful Bay Nature magazine and served for 17 years as editor and later publisher. Recently retired, he reflects on the joys and challenges of publishing a local nature magazine and the importance of understanding the natural world where we livee. Refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 - 9 PM at St. Alban's Parish Hall, 1501 Washington Ave. (one block north of Solano), Albany. Free, but seating is limited. Fall schedule of Bay Currents talks here.
Thurs., Oct 19, 9-11 AM: Walk for ages 50+ -- Greening Emeryville
Walkers age 50+: Join Susan Schwartz and Sheryl Drinkwater of F5C and special guest Peter Schultze-Allen -- our November Bay Currents speaker -- exploring how little Emeryville, once known for heavy industry and gambling, is moving toward becoming a dense, walkable "city of the future," with urban gardens and trails, public art, free transit, re-purposed "brownfields" sites, and innovative pollution treatments. This is an easy, level, one-way walk with return on free Emery Go-Round, followed by optional lunch at a local restaurant. Meet at 9 AM at 65th and the Emery Greenway, between Hollis and Vallejo (AC Transit 72 or 59, or park where you can and take the free Emery Go-Round shuttle on Hollis to 65th, walk east. See emerygoround.com.) Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-sponsored by Albany Senior Center; free, no RSVP needed. Info: email@example.com.
Details on these and other F5C events on our calendar page.
This fall, help us start using cell phones to report how climate change affects plants (phenology monitoring). Get in touch at f5creeksgmail.com for more info