Friends of Five Creeks president Susan Schwartz gives a slide tour and talk on “Restoring America’s Estuaries: Winning Battles But…,” 7 pm Mon., Feb. 5, at the Edith Stone Room, Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin. Free; information at www.fivecreeks.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 510 848 9358.
Help Friends of Five Creeks volunteers control erosion, remove invasives, and plant natives on Cerrito Creek at the foot of Albany Hill, 10 am – 12:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 27. Wear clothes that can get dirty and shoes with good traction. Heavy rain cancels. Meet at Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clara St., El Cerrito (just north of Albany Hill). More information at www.fivecreeks.org, email@example.com, or 510 848 9358.
JAN. 11- FEB. 11 ENVIRONMENTAL ART SHOW OPENING
Photos from Friends of Five Creeks’ Art to Action on Berkeley Creeks will be on display at River of Words’ Gallery Space, 2547 8th St. STE 13B (the historic Sawtooth Building) Jan. 11-Feb. 11. In this project, environmental artist Zach Pine led Berkeley High students, homeschoolers and seniors, and community members making art w/natural and found materials at creek headwaters, middle reaches, and mouth. The opening, 5-7pm, Thurs., Jan. 11, will feature historic information, a well as new guide to exploring the Cordornices and Schoolhouse Creek watersheds, and an opportunity to make your own art. Free and open to all. Information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Kennard, riparian-restoration manager on Corte Madera Creek Watershed in Marin, professional photographer, and longtime basket weaver specializing in local native plants and Indian techniques, gives a slide talk at Friends of Five Creeks meeting 7pm Monday, Dec. 4 at Albany Community Center 1249 Marin. Free and open to all.
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BPFP member group, Friends of Five Creeks, in partnership with Friends of Sausal Creek and California Invasive Plant Council, has been awarded a $5,000 San Francisco Estuary Project grant to produce a multilingual brochure on Japanese dodder (Cuscuta japonica), a highly invasive parasitic vine that is a serious threat to wild and restored lands as well as to agriculuture.