Calendar of Events

Every Tuesday, 10 AM - noon: Weekday Weed Warriors

Join Friends of Five Creeks Weekday Weed Warriors, 10 am - noon, followed by coffee and chat. Meet at varied East Bay restoration areas -- including others' projects -- for a couple of hours' outdoor work, followed by coffee. Email f5creeks@gmail.com to be notified of locations.

Oct. 14 (Tues.), 7 PM - 9 PM. Bay Currents talk: Extreme Adaptation: The Bay Area Adapts to Climate Change

Our free Bay Currents talks on nature and the environment, with an emphasis on positive solution, have moved move to a new night -- second Tuesdays -- and a new, larger venue: the beautiful parish hall at St. Albans Church, 1501 Washington at Curtis, Albany (one block north of Solano).  Refreshments 7 PM, talks begin at 7:30 PM. Full fall schedule here.

For October: The Bay Area, with its history of environmental  leadership, is not standing idly by in the face of  drought and climate change. Kathleen M. Wong and Ariel Rubissow Okamoto, authors of  Natural History of San Francisco Bay, inspire with  examples of how scientists, local communities, and  ordinary people are striving to ensure that San  Francisco Bay and its watershed remain healthy for  people and wildlife – from research to restoring  wetlands to resolving conflicts.

Oct. 16 (Thurs.), 9-11 AM: Fall Migrants along the Bay -- Walk for Ages 50+

Walkers age 50+: Join us an an easy Bayshore walk enjoying shorebirds and other migrants heading south or settling in for winter. We'll also visit the mouth of Strawberry Creek and the "secret beach." Meet at 9 AM at Sea Breeze Deli, 598 University Avenue, Berkeley, just west of I-80. This is an easy, level walk with some uneven ground Sorry, no dogs, as we may cross the Berkeley Meadow, where they are not allowed. Friends of Five Creeks President Susan Schwartz leads. Information: f5creeks@gmail.com. Co-sponsored with Albany Senior Center.

Oct. 18 (Sat.), 9 AM - noon: F5C and Albany Parks Volunteers partner to work along Cerrito Creek.

Join F5C and Albany Parks Volunteers working along Cerrito Creek at the foot of Albany Hill. We'll control invasives in this beautiful "urban oasis" created by more than 10 years of F5C volunteering. We'll also talk about the area's fascinating natural and human history and its future as a park. Tools, gloves, and snacks provided. Wear closed-toed shoes with good traction and dress in layers for changing weather -- we'll work in a drizzle, but heavy rain cancels. Meet at El Cerrito's Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clara Ave., El Cerrito. Information: f5creeks@gmail.com.

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

For volunteer opportunities and nature-oriented events Bay-wide, including a clickable map of volunteer opportunities, see the Bay Nature Calendar.