Please join us for our spring events in Claremont Canyon. Regular 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. See below for details and additional events. 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, May 4, Fire Safety Forum at Montclair Presbyterian Church, 9-Noon. This is the first of two community wildfire safety meetings where you can learn and share information about mtigating the danger of large wildfires. It is sponsored by the Oakland Firesafe Council with various other Oakland neighborhood organizations, 5701 Thornhill Dr, Oakland. Learn why mega-fires are happening and what experts learned, what you can do to harden your home, and more. See the flyer. For more information, contactw.s.tokuda@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 18, Garber Park Stewards Volunteer Workday, 10 AM to Noon. Join us for our 3rd Saturday workday. We will begin our summer weeding and trail maintenance. This month's focus will be on the Evergreen Lane hillside to make sure the trails are in good condition for everypne's enjoyment of the park as well as to serve as emergency evacuation routes. Meet at the Claremont Avenue entrance. Wear layers for changing weather and bring sunscreen and a hat. We provide tools, gloves, water and snacks. From the Ashby/Claremont intersection, go.4 miles up Claremont to the parking area and look for the trailhead and the Garber Park sign and trail map. For information and directions, go towww.garberparkstewards.org.

Tuesday, May 21, Fire Safety Town Hall Meeting, 7-9 PM at the Northbrae Community Church. This is the second community meeting on wildfire safety. Organized by Berkeley Vice-Mayor Susan Wengraf, it starts at 7 PM at 941 The Alameda, Berkeley. The agenda will include: new technologies, notification systems, evacuation, and vegetation management.

Saturday, May 25, Stewardship Day in the Upper Canyon, 10 AM to Noon. Now that the Gwin Canyon Trail construction is nearing completion, we will turn to normal trail maintenance and removal of invasive plants along the Willow and Summit House trails. Meet at Signpost 29, 1.5 miles up Claremont Avenue from Ashby/Tunnel Road. Wear long pants and shoes or boots with good traction. We will supply tools and gloves but feel free to bring your own.

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