Schoolhouse Creek Common Celebration

The Berkeley Adult School and our Neighbors invite you to join us in a special celebration of the cooperation that made this beautiful park a reality.

Celebrating the Cooperation

Saturday, May 13, 2006
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Ceremony 11:00 AM
Refreshments 11:30 AM

Enjoy a display of BAS faculty & staff arts and crafts

The Schoolhouse Creek Common project is collaboration of resources from the BUSD and fundraising efforts of the neighbors.

Located on the corner of Virginia and Curtis Streets

UCB Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund grants available

June 15 is the deadline to apply for Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund grants, a new program of grants to Berkeley community groups, non-profit organizations and neighborhood associations. The grants (minimum $5,000 per grant, from a pool of $200,000 this year) are to be offered yearly through at least 2020. Projects must address the physical environment of Berkeley neighborhoods or facilities that serve the community, or community support and service projects that enhance the economic, social or cultural well-being of Berkeley residents. They must have as partner an academic or administrative department, or individual faculty and staff members or students.

For more information, go to http://communityrelations.berkeley.edu/ccpf or contact the UC Berkeley Office of Community Relations, 2200 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.

24″ steelhead spotted in Codornices Creek — Video

Visit Friends of Five Creeks web site for a 34 sec. movie of steelhead up to 24″ long attempting to spawn in CodornicesCreek. The photos are bittersweet: They were possible because retaining walls on this small city creek forced these magnificent seagoing trout to try to nest in unsuitable places. Watching their struggle is inspiring, heartbreaking — and a powerful argument for creek restoration. Codornices Creek is closed to fishing. Please do not disturb the fish!

The Berkeley Daily Planet also covered the story with a nice article providing background information on steelhead salmon, and Northern California creeks and rivers.