Above: Volunteers tackle the wall of broom along the Shorebird Park waterfront.

Below: The waterfront without broom. A slide show of our work in this area is below.

Schoolchildren remove ice plant on the Berkeley shoreline near Shorebird Park.

Shorebird Park

In 2007-9, Friends of Five Creeks' Weekday Weed Warriors, as well as volunteers from elementary school to college, levered out the 400' wall of French broom that had invaded the Nature Area and blocked Bay views in Berkeley's Shorebird Park. Maintenance, including controlling other weeds, and planting natives continues. F5C volunteers also have removed broom and ice plant in other nearby areas.

Directions

Shorebird Park, 160 University Avenue, is largely hidden from the street.

  • By car, you can park at Cal Sailing parking lot east of adjacent Adventure Playground and walk west along the water into the park. You can park in the Berkeley Marina parking lot and cross University south into the park. Or at the end of University, turn left on Seawall Drive and left again into Hs Lordship's parking lot. Walk northeast into the park.
  • By AC Transit, take 51B buses that go to the Marina (check schedule and ask the driver). Get off at the last or next-to-last stops.
  • By bicycle, take the pedestrian-bicycle bridge or the Bay Trail and then the Bay Trail extension on the south side of University Avenue.
  • OpenStreetMap's map of trails in this area is here.