Friends of Five Creeks1236 Oxford St
CA 94709 Berkeley
|Phone No.:||+1 (510) 848-9358|
|Contact person:||Susan Schwartz|
- Volunteers are welcome.
- Environmental organization
- Environmental project
- Educational policy/project
Friends of Five Creeks, founded in 1995, is an all-volunteer citizens group working hands-on for clean water and healthy watersheds. We protect and restore natural areas that welcome both wildlife and people on the urbanized east side of San Francisco Bay.
Friends of Five Creeks believes that the health of creeks and watersheds supports the health of urban environments.
Friends of Five Creeks mobilizes volunteers of all ages to restore, maintain, and enjoy the creeks and watersheds of the East Bay from North Berkeley to Richmond. In year-round work parties, we help revitalize creeks, improve habitat and water quality, eliminate invasive plant species, and increase public access and stewardship.
We prune, weed, dig, plant, and remove trash from creek sites and their watersheds. In collaboration with like-minded civic organizations, we assist and advocate for restoration projects, and build and maintain paths. To increase public understanding of environmental processes, we publish and post information, design and install interpretive signs, and host speakers and events.
• Work parties restoring native vegetation and wildlife habitat, lessening erosion and flooding, providing trails and green corridors.
• Free guided walks and talks open to all.
• Tuesday morning “weekday weed warriors” in varied natural areas.
• Outreach and public education including signs, publications, web applications, appearances at festivals, and more.
• Advocating, participating in political processes, and partnering with agencies and other groups.
Susan Schwartz is the President of Friends of Five Creeks.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.