Please join us for our summer events in Claremont Canyon. Stewardship outings are the third Saturday for restoration work in Garber Park in collaboration with the Garber Park Stewards, and the fourth Saturday for trail maintenance and weed management elsewhere in Claremont Canyon. Please check back for meeting places and last minute additions and changes.

For all stewardship work: Please wear long sleeves, long pants, work gloves and sturdy shoes with good tread or boots and bring a bottle of water. We will supply tools but feel free to bring your own. 

For a description of volunteer opportunities, click here. 

Saturday, September 16, Creek to Bay Day in Garber Park

Come celebrate the unveiling of the Garber Park self-guided interpretive trail map and brochure. Meet at 10 AM at the Claremont Avenue entrance to Garber Park for coffee and snacks. Then join Lech Naumovich of Golden Hour Restoration Institute who will introduce the new Garber Park trail map and lead us on an interpretive walk showcasing the unique ecosystems and special places in Garber including oak woodlands, Fern Glade, Horsetail Meadow, the 1920's fireplace and Harwood Creek. Lech will highlight the ongoing restoration efforts and identify invasive weeds--and of course we'll pull a few on the way. The new map and brochure was developed with input from volunteers and made possible with funding from the Claremont Resort and Spa. It invites park visitors to discover and enjoy the incredible diversity of this small 13-acre City of Oakland wildland park. RSVP to garberparkstewards@gmail.com as space is limited. The event is sponsored by Garber Park Stewards and the Claremont Canyon Conservancy.

Friday, September 22 Slideshow on Trailwork

Take to the Hills is presenting a slideshow at the Berkeley City Commons Club on Friday, September 22 from 12:30 to 1:30. Work over the past two years improving the trail behind the Clark Kerr Campus and up Panoramic Hill has featured community members and service organizations. They have removed broom and installed treads on steep sections of the trail. Come to the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant, second floor.

Saturday, September 23, Stewardship in the Upper Canyon

The Conservancy is extremely proud of our volunteers who have built the new Gwin Canyon trail and who maintain the Summit House and Willow trails as well. We will be improving the Gwin Canyon Trail and clearing accumulated overgrowth from the Willow and Summit House trails. Join us at 10:00 on the 23rd at Signpost 29, 1.5 miles up Claremont from Ashby Avenue. We will supply tools and gloves. Just bring yourself and a bottle of water. After every stewardship day, the trails look better and better!