Restoration activities

Skyline Gardens restoration: Workdays are held wice weekly, Thursday afternoons (after work) and Sunday mornings for three hours each. Since May 2016, 88 volunteer workdays have been held, involving 142 people in some 550 volunteer shifts totaling over 1600 hours on site. Click on this link for more information:

Saturday, January 12, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Garber Park Workshop with Lech Naumovich, Managing a Changing Oak Woodland: Oak Woodland Restoration Post-Climax. In June, a beautiful coast live oak that graced the Evergreen Lane Entrance to Garber Park died. It quickly became a hazard to people and property so it had to be removed. Lech Naumovich, Golden Hour Restoration Institute, will be leading a workshop on the changing ecology on the hillside. Then we will remove non-natives, plant grass plugs, move transplants from the lower site, and plant cuttings directly into the soil. Lech has taught passive restoration for many years – learn about restoration clustering, habitat islands, direct acorn seeding techniques, cuttings and proper rooting, and transplanting while helping increase the ecological resilience of a site that is in transition. Come learn about what we can do, including the newest method of renewing forests with direct acorn seeding. Meet at the Evergreen Lane Entrance to Garber Park. Directions: From Ashby/Tunnel Road, take Alvarado Road, then left onto Slater Lane, then right onto Evergreen Lane. The entrance is at the end of the road. Directions and a map can also be found at Please bring work clothes, any gloves, water bottle, and hand tools you may have. Limit: 20 participants. Please register at Eventbrite:

Saturday, January 19, 10 am-noon, Garber Park Volunteer Work Day. Please join us to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. We have projects for everyone – easy weeding in beautiful Fern Glade to the more difficult tasks of trail maintenance. Meet at the Claremont Avenue Entrance to Garber.
Directions: from the Ashby Avenue/Claremont Avenue intersection, go up 0.4 miles to the Garber Park sign and parking turnout. We provide gloves, tools, water and snacks. Wear clothes for the changing weather, shoes or boots with good tread (the trails are steep and rugged in some places), and bring a water bottle. For more information contact Shelagh

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, help restore Huckleberry Regional Botanic Preserve,
6934 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland. Meet at the main Huckleberry parking lot. Click on this link for more information: