Please join us for our winter 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, January 20, 9:30 to 12:30Fungi, Soil and the World Beneath Us. Please join us for this workshop. Lech Naumovich of Golden Hour Restoration Institute will guide a walk through the damp forests of Garber Park with eyes on the world below. We will dig into the soil and ID some fungi and discuss their anatomy and reproduction. January is a good month for seeing lots of fungi. Meet at the Claremont Avenue entrance to Garber at 9:30 for snacks and coffee. RSVP to Shelagh at garberparkstewards@gmail.com as space is limited. Directions and more information is at garberparkstewards.org.

January 27, 10 AM to Noon. Trail Work in the Upper Canyon. Join us as we continue to fashion and install steps on to steepest part to the newly opened Gwin Canyon Trail. We are putting eucalyptus tree trunks to one of their few good uses by using them for steps. We will cut them into the desired lengths, cut off the outer layers on two opposite sides to create flat surfaces, drill holes for rebar and then anchor them in place. A lot of work but we are rewarded with immediate satisfaction knowing that future hikers will use them for years to come. Meet us at 10 at Signpost 29, 1.5 miles up Claremont from the Ashby/Tunnel Road intersection.

February 4, 10 AM - 2 PM. Claremont Canyon to Sibley: A Scenic Tour of North Oakland’s Hidden Trails. This 7.6-mile hike, hosted by the Berkeley Path Wanderers, will begin at Signpost 29 then go up the Willow Trail to the Skyline Trail and traverse over to Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve. We will eventually return to Signpost 29 via the Gwin Canyon Trail, where we will meet up with our cars. This walk is quite hilly, so come prepared for some good exercise! For more and to rsvp go to the Pathwanders

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 and gloves but feel free to bring your own.