The Claremont Canyon Conservancy is a catalyst for the long-term protection and restoration of the canyon's natural environment and an advocate for comprehensive fire safety along its wildland/urban interface.
It is Past Time to Implement Fire Safety Grants
On July 20, KPFA ran the following report (click here) saying, "It's fire season again, as firefighters battle wildfires in Northern California and the state faces another year of drought. Controversy has engulfed a federally-approved plan to mitigate the fire hazard in the East Bay Hills. A decade in the making, the plan now faces lawsuits from advocates who think it cuts too many trees and those who say it doesn't go far enough." Report by Lucy Kang
Tuesday, September 1, 10am-Noon. We will continue to remove fire prone invasive weeds to reduce the fire danger. We have tasks for everyone - from removing ivy in beautiful fern glade to pulling erhardta grass from the steep slopes to clearing the trails for fire safety and increased enjoyment. Meet at the Claremont Ave Entrance.
Report of our Saturday, June Stewardship
In June, we resumed our efforts to remove French broom along the edges of the Norfolk Trail and to open up places that had become overgown with hemlock and were impossible to pass. Six of us were met at the trailhead by Park Supervisor Jim Rutledge, who set us up with gloves and tools and our own ranger for the day. We hope to connect this trail to the Willow Trail and are working to coordinate with the two land owners, the East Bay Regional Park District and UC Berkeley. We had a lot of fun and we hope you will come and join us next time.