Join us for an afternoon of native plant propagation and nursery maintenance. Activities include sowing, transplanting, cuttings and maintenance. Formed in 1996, the Friends of Sausal Creek is a group of community members protecting the Sausal Creek watershed at a grassroots level. The Friends recognize that citizen participation, from residents to decision-makers, teachers, and students, is critical for building long-term commitment to protecting Sausal Creek as a natural resource for the greater Oakland community. Volunteer opportunities include helping at the native plant nursery and participating in on the ground restoration projects.
Description: The Friends of Sausal Creek Restoration Program aims to provide exposure to the wide variety of plant and animal communities within our watershed. We have adopted six very different sites. Each site represents one of the dominant ecological communities within the watershed: Riparian, Oak Woodland, Redwood Forest, Grassland, Manzanita, and Northern Coastal Scrub. The Friends are committed to organizing volunteer activities that "protect, enhance and restore the natural resources of the Sausal Creek watershed." By working within the chosen six diverse ecological communities we are attempting to improve the overall biological diversity within the undeveloped parts of the watershed. Major projects include the reduction of non-native invasive plant species, the propagation and reintroduction of native plant species, the introduction of measures to reduce erosion, and the improvement of trails.
What to Bring:Layers of clothing and water; w
Event provides: tools, gloves, instruction and snack.
Minors need a guardian to sign a waiver.
ou are welcome to attend all or part of this event.
To get to the nursery, take Hwy 13 to Joaquin Miller Rd. Take Joaquin Miller Rd. towards the hills and make a left on Sanborn (Robinson Dr. will be on your right). Drive past the ranger station and community center on your left, and park along Sanborn before the yellow gate with the green and white JMPN Nursery sign (there is also a dog park sign on the left), or in one of the surrounding parking lots. Walk in past the yellow gate and stay to the left, following nursery signs. The nursery will be on your left, about a 5 minute walk.
The closest address is the ranger station at 3594 Sanborn Rd, Oakland, 94602.