Calendar of Events

Every Tuesday, 10 AM - noon: Weekday Weed Warriors

Help care for nature in the city with Friends of Five Creeks Weekday Weed Warriors, 10 am - noon at varied East Bay restoration areas -- including others' projects -- for a couple of hours' outdoor work. Email f5creeks@gmail.com or sign up here to be notified of locations.

Thursday, May 26, 10 AM - noon:  Walk to map invasives in Tilden Regional Park

Join a small group on an easy, leisurely walk, enjoying nature and using  CalFlora's cell-phone app to map invasives in Tilden Regional Park. You don't need a phone -- you can use one of ours, and we will train you. (It's easy.) Email f5creeks@gmail.com for more info, or to RSVP and get location. 

Sun., June 5, 10 AM - 12:30 PM: F5C work party, Bay shore west of mouth of Strawberry Creek, Berkeley 

Enjoy the Bay shore as we continue control of invasive perennial pepperweed along this busy, popular stretch of shoreline next to the Bay Trail and University Avenue -- a bit of a no-man's land! Covering the big blocks of pepperweed has made a big dent, but we still need to control pepperweed and other tall weeds to keep them from taking over.  You'll also learn about history and meeting the challenge of sea-level rise. This event is part of the East Bay Community Resilience Challenge.

All ages welcome -- tools, gloves, snacks, and good company provided. Meet where you see vehicles and our table, south side of University Avenue, west of the I-80 freeway and Sea Breeze Deli. AC Transit 51B buses to the Marina stop across University from Sea Breeze; it's a short walk west from there on the Bay Trail extension. Great bicycle ride on the Bay Trail or via the pedestrian-bicycle bridge from Aquatic Park. Map here

Thurs., June 16, 9-11 AM: Walkers age 50+: Walk and smell the roses

Walkers age 50+: Vice-president Shirley Jowell leads us through the Berkeley Rose Garden and Codornices Park, two of Berkeley's most beautiful and historic parks, plus century-old historic paths. Great views, easy pace, but some steps. Wear sturdy shoes, bring sticks if you use them. Meet at the Rose Garden overlook, 1200 Euclid (S. of Eunice). Info: sjowell@sbcglobal.net or f5creeks@gmail.com. Walks are co-sponsored by Albany Senior Center and are free, with no RSVP needed.

Thursday, June 23, 10 AM - noon:  Walk to map invasives in Tilden Regional Park

Join a small group on an easy, leisurely walk, enjoying nature and using  CalFlora's cell-phone app to map invasives in Tilden Regional Park. You don't need a phone -- you can use one of ours, and we will train you. (It's easy.) Email f5creeks@gmail.com for more info, or to RSVP and get location. 

Sat., July 16, 10 AM - 12:30 PM: F5C work party, location t.b.a.

Free Bay Currents talks resume Tues., Sept. 13

St. Albans Parish Hall, 1501 Washington (at Curtis), Albany. Refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 PM. Free! Sign up here to get notices.

We host many volunteer work parties for youth, company, religious, and other groups, on their schedule. Contact us for information.

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