Restoration activities

Sundays, Skyline Gardens Restoration, June 3, June 10, June 17, and June 24. Also most Wednesday afternoons. Bring: water, snack, hat, gloves, boots, long pants and shirts. Tools will be provided.

So far 253 native species have been identified in the mile-and-a-half corridor. (List pdf available on request.) Because of the high density of native plants, it is a great place to botanize, learn, and observe – not only species, but how they behave and associate in plant communities. We will learn natives not only as flowers, but also as seedlings, plants, seed heads, and at rest. We will learn them in community – what species they grow with, and how they disperse and interact. We will learn the botanical seasons in detail.

The project is open to anyone with a strong interest and commitment, regardless of background. Because of the nature of our permit from EBMUD, each outing will be limited to 15 persons, so RSVP to is mandatory.

Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, June 9, 10 am to 2 pm, Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, Richmond, 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, June 2, 9 am to 1 pm, Redwood Regional Park, 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland 94619, French broom removal. For event locations contact park staff via phone at 510-544-3127, or email: No registration is equired. Rain cancels.

Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, the monthly North Basin restoration meets at McLaughlin Eastshore State Park in Berkeley, on the Bay shoreline south of Tom Bates soccer fields. A map of the area can be found at For directions to the work site or more information about this project contact John Kenny (

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Huckleberry Parking Lot, 6934 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland, meet at main Huckleberry parking lot. Click on this link for more information:

Sunday, June 10, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, Redwood Regional Park, 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland 94619.
For event location, please contact Park staff via phone: 510-544-3127, or email:
Project: French broom removal. No registration required. Rain cancels.

Saturday, June 16, 10 am-noon, Garber Park volunteer workday. We will continue clearing the invasives on the Evergreen Lane Hillside, where we now have several access points on the steep slope. For those who prefer flat there’s work along the trails or in lovely Fern Glade. We provide water, snacks, gloves, and tools. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Wear long sleeves and pants and boots with good tread. Meet at the Claremont Avenue entrance, 0.4 miles up Claremont Avenue (towards Grizzly Peak Boulevard) from the intersection of Claremont at Ashby. For more information, a map, and directions visit our website or contact Shelagh@

Sunday, June 17, 9 am to 1 pm, Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve at the staging area at 6800 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland (just east of Skyline’s intersection with Grizzly Peak Boulevard), monthly invasive plant removal and grassland restoration. Call (510) 544-3112 or email for more information and to register.

Saturday, June 23, Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, Richmond, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Join Point Pinole Regional Shoreline park staff to help restore native grasslands and marsh areas. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plants, weeds and shoreline debris. Registration is required. Call (510) 544-3063 for more information.

Saturday June 30, 9:30 am -11:30 am, TASH (Tending the Ancient Shoreline Hill) work party. Help remove invasive plants on Albany Hill. Gloves and tools provided. Wear long sleeves and pants and sturdy shoes. Email for location.
Margot Cunningham