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.

Sat., Aug. 20, 10 AM - 12:30 PM: Help reduce fire danger in Tilden Park -- and ride the historic merry-to-round .

Join us Sat., Aug. 20, 10 AM - 12:30, to keep fire-prone French broom under control near Berkeley's Park Hills neighborhood and in the heart of Tilden Park, near Lake Anza and the merry-go-round. We've done a great job pulling broom in this area -- but it will re-sprout for more than a decade, and winter rains gave it a boost. Enjoy nature while you help out -- afterwards, we'll treat volunteers to a merry-go-round ride! Or bring a picnic, swim in Lake Anza, or take a nature walk.

Meet at beautiful Acacia Picnic Area,, on Lake Anza Road. Map here. Tilden has no cell service, but you can find paper maps at kiosks throughout the park. 

Tools, gloves, water, and snacks provided. Wear closed-toed shoes with good traction, long pants, and long sleeves. We have light and heavy tasks for all, but because of the possibility of poison oak, this work party is not for young children.

Thurs., July 21, 9-11 AM: Walkers age 50+: Discover edible and useful plants along Cerrito Creek. 

F5C President Susan Schwartz leads an easy stroll along Cerrito Creek exploring (and tasting) edible and useful native plants. Mostly level, but toward the end we will ford Cerrito Creek, with a short steep drop and stepping stones. We'll give you a hand, but wear sturdy shoes with good traction and bring sticks if you use them. You also can take a shorter walk and skip this part. Meet at north end of Cornell/south edge of El Cerrito Plaza, on the Albany/El Cerrito border. Info: f5creeks@gmail.com. Walks are co-sponsored by Albany Senior Center and are free, with no RSVP needed.

Thursday, July 28, 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 and password. 

Sat., Aug. 20, 10 AM - 12:30 PM: Help reduce fire danger in Tilden Park -- and ride the historic merry-to-round .

Join us Sat., Aug. 20, 10 AM - 12:30, to keep fire-prone French broom under control near Berkeley's Park Hills neighborhood and in the heart of Tilden Park, near Lake Anza and the merry-go-round. We've done a great job pulling broom in this area -- but it will re-sprout for more than a decade, and winter rains gave it a boost. Enjoy nature while you help out -- afterwards, we'll treat volunteers to a merry-go-round ride! Or bring a picnic, swim in Lake Anza, or take a nature walk.

Meet at beautiful Acacia Picnic Area,, on Lake Anza Road. Map here. Tilden has no cell service, but you can find paper maps at kiosks throughout the park. Enjoy nature while you help out -- afterwards, we'll treat volunteers to a merry-go-round ride! Or bring a picnic, swim in Lake Anza, or take a nature walk.

Tools, gloves, water, and snacks provided. Wear closed-toed shoes with good traction, long pants, and long sleeves. We have light and heavy tasks for all, but because of the possibility of poison oak, this work party is not for young children.

No August walks!

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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