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, Sept. 13, Bay Currents free talks resume with "Extreme Conservation"
Hear tales of the elaborate and imaginative things done to save endangered species from Susan Euing, research biologist at our local preserves for least terns in Alameda and Lange's metalmark butterflies and rare wildflowers at Antioch Dunes. Bay Currents talks are 7-9 PM second or third Tuesdays at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington, Albany. Full fall schedule here; sign up for notification here.
Sat., Sept. 17, help spruce up Cerrito Creek on Coastal Cleanup Day
Friends of Five Creeks and El Cerrito Green Teams partner to remove trash and invasives along beautiful, historic Cerrito Creek, 10 AM - 12:30 PM. Meet at El Cerrito's Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clara Ave. Details on our events calendar.
Why save water -- and how: Winter rains have not ended 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.