Our annual Update highlights activities of BPFP and our affiliate groups from 2007:
From the Board introduction:
We are hopeful the energizing power of partnerships will become a theme of the 21st century. Around the world individuals are organizing in their local areas to improve their lives, and Berkeley Partners for Parks is a leader in those efforts in our community.
September 5, Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon
Stone Pillars of Northbrae Walking Tour
(Meet in front of North Berkeley Library, on the Alameda near Hopkins St.)
Learn about the history of one of Berkeley’s most park-full neighborhoods through its scores of stone pillars. Contact: Barbara Robben at 510 524-2383. Further info: www.berkeleypaths.org/events/wedwalks.htm
Saturday, Jul 21 Sibley Volcanic Regional Park
Ron Sipherd 510 549-2908
Learn about this unusual part of the East Bay Regional Parks District on a 3-mile walk. From Berkeley, take Grizzly Peak Blvd. south until it ends at Skyline. Take Skyline south a short way to park entrance where we will meet. See www.ebparks.org/parks/sibley.htm
For a complete listing of BPWA’s Summer Saturday Walks visit: www.berkeleypaths.org/events/satwalks.htm
Sunday, July 1, Berkeley Path Wanderers Association Work Party
Next Work Party
The next work party: Sunday, 1 July, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. — Whitaker Path.
We will continue building Whitaker Path on Sunday, July 1.
It’s always exciting to work on a new path and I hope you can show up and help. The materials for this path are paid for by a grant we received from the UC Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund. For more information on The UC Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund go to: http://communityrelations.berkeley.edu/ccpf.
DATE: Sunday July 1, 2007
PLACE: Whitaker Path
Top end: between 1138 & 1144 Sterling Ave, at the intersection with Whitaker Ave
Google Maps link
Directions: If you’re driving, head for Grizzly Peak Blvd and Stevenson Ave (Stevenson Ave is very near Muir Way). Turn down Stevenson Ave towards the bay, and at the end of Stevenson, turn right onto Miller Ave. Then take the first left, onto Whitaker Ave and continue downhill. The top of the path is beside the utility pole at the junction of Whitaker Ave and Sterling Ave.
We will have refreshments at the end, and will try to be quite prompt about the quitting time since there are many activities of all sorts happening in the afternoon.
Bring work gloves if you have them, and a mattock or sledge hammer if you have it, but I’ll have plenty of tools and extra gloves as well.
Phone me at 540-7223 if you have questions.
Charlie Bowen (Ms.)
BPWA Path-Building Leader
On June 26, 2007, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to adopt an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents required to purchase the real property known as the 9th Street Drill Track in southwest Berkeley from the Union Pacific Railroad Company for an amount not to exceed $3,008,590 including closing costs, and adopting a notice of exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act for the purchase and subsequent construction of a bicycle path and a Fire Department warehouse on the property.
Complete PDF file here
This path is not part of the Santa Fe Right of Way, but we put in in the category for the SFRW because it is so similar đź™‚