Restoration activities

Restoration
Every Wednesday 4 pm to sunset and Sundays 9:30 am-1 pm, Skyline Gardens Project holds  3.5 hour workdays up in the Berkeley/Oakland hills on Skyline Trail and its environs.
RSVP Skylinegardens@ebcnps.org 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 purpose is to document the native flora and to remove invasive plants to restore the full native diversity of the area. 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 hours each.

Click here for a plant list for Skyline Gardens.

September 2, 9:00 am, French broom pull at Redwood Park
Pre-registration strongly encouraged because the worksite moves within the park.You can e-mail redwood@ebparks.org to register or for more information.

Saturday, September 2, 9:30 am, Point Isabel restoration, Eastshore State Park
This group starts across from the parking lot at the end of Rydin Road. You can e-mail kyotousa@sbcglobal.net to RSVP.

Sunday, September 3, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, the monthly North Basin restoration meets at Eastshore State Park in Berkeley, on the bay shoreline south of Tom Bates soccer fields, to continue clearing radish and other invasives from around the native plants and prepare for next year’s plantings. A map of the area can be found at https://goo.gl/rqdZQW. For directions to the work site or more information about this project, contact John Kenny (johnkenny54@yahoo.com).

Saturday, September 9, 9:30 am, Huckleberry Park, Huckleberry Parking Lot, 6934 Skyline Blvd, Oakland. Join Janet Gawthrop and other volunteers restoring Huckleberry Park 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.

Sunday, September 10, 2nd French broom rip at Redwood Regional Park. Pre-registration strongly encouraged because the worksite moves within the park. You can e-mail redwood@ebparks.org to register or for more information.

Saturday, September 16, 10:00 am, Garber Park Stewards
Join the Garber Park Stewards in our monthly habitat restoration work days. We meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10am until noon. We remove non-native invasive weeds, maintain the Loop Trail, and plant native plants. Everyone welcome!

Saturday, September 16, 9:30 am, 2nd September, Pt Isabel restoration, Eastshore State Park. This group starts across from the parking lot at the end of Rydin Road. You can e-mail kyotousa@sbcglobal.net to RSVP.

Saturday, September 16, 10:00 am, Garber Park, 7397 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley
We meet every month on the third Saturday of the month, from 10 am until noon to work on removing invasive plants from Garber Park, and sometimes to plant native plants.
For more information visit https://www.meetup.com/garberpark/

Saturday, September 30, 9:30, Friends of Beaconsfield Canyon, join local volunteers in restoring beautiful Beaconsfield Canyon, between Chelton and Ascot drives, in Oakland’s Montclair district.
Visit https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1662219.jsp for information about this event.

Saturday, September 23, 9 am-12:30 pm, joint work party w/Friends of Albany Hill, Friends of Albany Parks, Friends of Five Creeks, and El Cerrito Green Team. Creekside Park next to Cerrito Creek and Albany Hill. We’ll be taking out invasive plants and picking up trash. Tools, gloves, water, lunch, t-shirt provided. More info: friendsalbanyhill@gmail.com.
Margot Cunningham
Friends of Albany Hill
www.friendsofalbanyhill.org