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. No obligation and no RSVP needed -- just show up when you can!

Thurs., Feb. 23, 10 AM - noon: Enjoy nature, map invasives

Join a small group enjoying natives and mapping invasives using CalFlora's cell-phone apps and contributing to a statewide database. This month we move temporarily to Albany Hill. To join in this citizen-science effort, email f5creeks@gmail.com. We'll send instructions and directions. Free!

Tues., Mar. 14, Free Bay Currents talk, "Stopping the coal and oil trains"

What is the future for citizen efforts against climate change and for environmental justice? Andres Soto, Bay Area organizer for Communities for a Better Environment, brings the saga of successful West Coast citizen engagement against risky shipping of fossil fuels -- and discusses what can be done in future. 

Bay Currents talks are second or third Tuesdays at St. Alban's Parish Hall, 1501 Washington (at Curtis). Talks are free, but seating is limited. Refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 PM. Download full spring schedule here. Sign up for notification here.

Thurs., Mar. 16, 9-11 AM Walk for ages 50+: Birds and more on the Albany Bulb

We'll take both the "high road" and the "low road" exploring the ever-changing Albany Bulb, with wintering birds, the latest in informal art, and a novel ecosystem developing on a former dump populated with colorful "weeds" from around the world. An easy walk led by Ranger Bob Flasher and local bird expert and environmental consultant Steve Granholm, board member of Citizens for Eastshore Parks. Meet at the big bird sculpture at the west end of Buchanan Street (10 minute walk from AC Transit 25) Info: rangerdude333@hotmail.com. Free, no RSVP needed. Co-sponsored with Albany Senior Center. 

Sat., Mar. 18, 10 AM - 12:30 PM: Bash invasive, fire-prone French broom in Tilden Regional Park

Join F5C and UC Berkeley students from the Berkeley Project at 10 AM - 12:30 PM Sat., Mar. 18, as we continue to promote safety and biodiversity, helping the busy park welcome both people and animals by removing invasive, fire-prone French broom. Wear closed-toed shoes with good traction and long pants and long sleeves. Gloves, tools, snacks, and good company provided. Meet at Acacia Picnic Area -- map here. We'll treat volunteers to a ride on the 100-year-old merry-go-round nearby! Groups of five or more please RSVP. Otherwise, just show up! Questions? Email f5creeks@gmail.com.

Thurs., Mar. 23, 10 AM - noon: Enjoy nature, map invasives

Join a small group enjoying natives and mapping invasives using CalFlora's cell-phone apps and contributing to a statewide database. We'll continue mapping on Albany Hill, an amazing ecological island in the city. To join in this citizen-science effort, email f5creeks@gmail.com. We'll send instructions and directions to the meeting place. Free!

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

Sign up here to get our monthly e-news, with notices of our events and those of others. For volunteer opportunities and nature-oriented events Bay-wide, including a clickable map of volunteer opportunities, see the Bay Nature Calendar.