Friends of Five Creeks is an all-volunteer group founded in 1996 to protect and restore the watersheds of
North Berkeley,Albany, Kensington, and south El Cerrito and Richmond: Schoolhouse, Codornices,Village, Marin,
Middle, and Cerrito Creeks (including tributaries such as Blackberry Creek).
We meet the first Monday of each month at 7 PM downstairs in the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave.,
Albany, CA. We also keep in touch via an active email newsletter, and a volunteer maintains a website on our activities.
Our activities include:
monthly work parties at any of seven restoration sites -- typical activities are planting, remove invasive pest plants, doing erosion control, or installing "furniture" from benches to signs or litter cans.
weekly “Weekday Weed Warrior” outings to remove invasive non-native weeds from our projects and those of others;
water-quality monitoring of various kinds
public talks, walks, and trips focused on watershed-related issues;
advocacy and public education, from creating interpretive signs through “tabling” at fairs and festivals, writing and distributing fact sheets, and participating in decision-making meetings;
- working with religious, business, student, youth, and other groups who want to take part in hands-on restoration.
Creek restoration with Friends of Five Creeks
Friends of Five Creeks invites you to enjoy our creeks, explore our projects, and join us. Details are on
our website, www.fivecreeks.org