Restoration activities

On Wednesdays from 2 pm to 5:30 pm and Sundays 9:30 am-1 pm, the Skyline Gardens Project holds workdays in the Berkeley/Oakland hills on Skyline Trail and its environs. RSVP to if interested. The Skyline Gardens Project is a combination botanical survey and restoration project in the Skyline Trail area of the Oakland–Berkeley Hills. The project is sponsored by the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) in collaboration with East Bay MUD. We hold workdays twice weekly, Wednesday late afternoons (after work), and Sunday mornings for three and a half hours.

Saturday, March 3 and Saturday, March 17, 9:30 am, Point Isabel restoration. Join Greens at Work near the parking lot at the end of Rydin Road, on the side next to the salt marsh. This crew now carries into the afternoon, with a break at noon if you need to leave for Saturday errands.

Saturday, March 3, 9 am to 1 pm, Redwood Regional Park. Call 510-544-3127, starting from Pinehurst Gate. Tools and snacks will be provided. Rain Cancels.

Saturday, March 3 and Saturday, March 10, Sabercat Creek restoration. Click on this link for details:

Sunday, March 4, 10:00 am, North Basin Shoreline (mouth of Schoolhouse Creek) with John Kenny. The North Basin restoration project meets the first Sunday of each month at Eastshore State Park in Berkeley, on the bay shoreline south of Tom Bates soccer fields. For more information and directions, contact

Saturday, March 10, 9:30 am, Huckleberry Regional Botanic Preserve. Join Janet Gawthrop and other volunteers restoring Huckleberry Regional Botanic Preserve in the Oakland hills.
Please note that you may be exposed to poison oak during this event so if you are sensitive to it you may wish to consider another event. For more information:

Sunday, March 11, 9 :30 am to 1:30 pm, Redwood Regional Park, Pinehurst Gate, French broom pull. Tools and snacks will be provided. Rain cancels.

Saturday, March 17, 10 am-noon, Garber Park Habitat Restoration. Join us as we continue to attack the invasive spring weed growth. There are many activities to choose from light and level to the tough tasks in Horsetail Meadow where the poison hemlock and Cape Ivy need to be removed.

We provide tools, gloves, drinks and snacks. Wear long sleeves and pants and shoes with good tread. Meet at the Claremont Avenue entrance to Garber.

Directions: From the intersection of Claremont and Ashby (also the AC Transit #79 stop) go 0.4 miles up Claremont Avenue (towards Grizzly Peak) to the Garber Park sign and parking turn-out. More information and maps can be found at or contact Shelagh at

Shelagh Brodersen
Volunteer Coordinator, Garber Park Stewards

Sunday, March 25, 9:30 am, Redwood Park, starting from Pinehurst Gate on the east side. Broom pull in Redwood Park.

Saturday, March 31, 9:30 am, Friends of Albany Parks. Join Friends of Albany Parks for the last Saturday of the month weeding and planting work party. Email for location (address below). Gloves and tools provided but bring a favorite weeding tool if you like. Closed-toed shoes with and long pants and long sleeves recommended.

Margot Cunningham, Friends of Albany Parks