Calendar of Events

Every Tuesday, 10 AM - noon: Weekday Weed Warriors

Help care for nature in the city with Friends of Five Creeks Weekday Weed Warriors, 10 am - noon at varied East Bay restoration areas -- including others' projects -- for a couple of hours' outdoor work. Email f5creeks@gmail.com or sign up here to be notified of locations. No obligation and no RSVP needed -- just show up when you can!

Sat., Dec. 2, 10 AM - 12:30 PM. Remove invasive French broom, enjoy great Bay views in the El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area 

Join F5C and El Cerrito Trail Trekkers removing invasive, fire-prone French broom in the beautiful El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area. A beautiful walk in is followed by work with magnificent Bay views. We supply tools, gloves, snacks, water, and good company. Wear long pants, long sleeves, socks, and closed-toed shoes with good traction. Bring a re-usable water bottle, and dress in layers for changing weather. We work in a drizzle, but heavy rain cancels. Meet at the King Court entrance to the Hillside Natural Area (1200 King Court on Internet maps, just below the intersection of King and Shevlin Drives, north of Moeser. Map including AC Transit access here. Info: f5creeks@gmail.com.

Thurs., Jan. 1, 10 AM - noon or 12:30 PM: New Years Day King Tides Walk

During one of the year's highest tides, explore the history, recent restoration, and a future of rising sea levels on the Berkeley waterfront. Meet at Sea Breeze Deli, S. side of University Ave. at W. Frontage Rd., just west of I-80 -- plenty of parking, and easily reached by bicycle or AC Transit 81 or 51B. Feel free to bring binocs to see wintering waterforl or a camera to snap photos for the California King Tides Project (http://californiakingtides.net/).

Easy, level, 2-mi. walk, but some trails may be slippery, muddy, or flooded. We walk rain or shine! Dress for changing weather, including wool or similar socks and water-resistant footgear. Warm drinks, snacks, or lunch available at Sea Breeze Deli. Co-sponsored by Friends of Five Creeks and Berkeley Path Wanderers Assn. Info: f5creeks@gmail.com. Free, no RSVP needed.

Tues., Jan. 9, 7-9 PM, free Bay Currents talks resume

Laura Cunningham, artist, paleontologist, biologist, naturalist, and author of State of Change (winner of the 2011 California Book Award) and The Bay Area through Time," brings a beautifully illustrated understanding of how our area has changed through deep time. Refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 PM at St. Alban's Parish Hall, 1501 Washington (at Curtis, one block north of Solano), Albany. Talks are free but seating is limited. 

We host many volunteer work parties for youth, company, religious, and other groups, on their schedule. Contact us at f5creeks@gmail.com for information.

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