Please join us for our spring 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, May 20, 10 AM, Hike in Garber Park

Join the Garber Park Stewards from 10 AM to 1 PM for a fun and informative botanical hike through Garber Park with Lech Naumovich of Golden Hour Restoration Institute. We will talk about the diverse native plants including oak woodlands, wetland seeps and other forest types and highlight the ongoing restoration efforts in Garber. We will identify the invasive species and discuss Sudden Oak Death. Spring is the best time to pull invasives and weed pullers are welcome. Space is limited so please RSVP to Shelagh at garberparkstewards@gmail.com. Meet at the Claremont Avenue entrance to Garber Park, .4 miles up Claremont from the Tunnel Road/Ashby intersection.

Saturday, May 27, 10 AM in the Upper Canyon

Progress building out the Gwin Canyon Trail is slow but steady. If you've not seen it in person, you are welcome to duck under the yellow construction tape and hike along until the trail ends awaiting the final efforts to connect it with the Park District trail that comes down form Norfolk Road. We will work from 10 til Noon to extend the trail. Meet at Signpost 29, 1.5 miles up Claremont Avenue from Ashby intersection. We will supply tools and work gloves.

June 8th, 7-9:30 PM, Berkeley Town Hall Meeting on public safety, Northbrae Community Church, 971 The Alameda. Berkeley City Council Members Susan Wengraf (District 6) and Sophie Hahn (District 5) are hosting this meeting, the first half dedicated to fire safety issues and the second half to crime and other public safety matters. A good meeting to attend as we move into the summer months.

Sunday, June 18, 10-noon Derby Canyon Broom Bash

Community work party, all neighbors and friends of the trails are invited to join "Take To The Hills" to cut and bundle the invasive French broom and install the bundles for erosion control. Tools and refreshments provided. Meet 10am at the trail head, top of Dwight Way behind Clark Kerr Campus. Website: taketothehills.net  Email: pathbuildersteve@ATT.net   Facebook: Take To The Hills