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Habitat Restoration Volunteers

The East Bay Regional Park District manages more than 114,000 acres of land in 65 parks and maintains over 1,200 miles of trails. Maintenance and rehabilitation of the parks is an ongoing process. In order to protect the parks resources, volunteers are needed to provide labor. In return, volunteers learn about land stewardship and resource conservation while giving back to the parks they enjoy. Help improve the quality of life for people and our wildlife treasures.

California Invasive Species Action Week 

August 2-10th 2014

The Invasive Species Action Week is to promote public awareness of invasive species issues and encourage public participation in the fight against California’s invasive species and their impacts on our natural resources.

What can you do...?  Sign up to assist at the following Regional Parks!

  • Anthony Chabot Regional Park 
    August 2, 2014 from 8:30-12:00
    Course # 7303

    Volunteers will assist staff with the removal of invasive species to create habitat for the flora and fauna. With the removal of these invasive species will also be reducing a wildfire risk. Participants are encouraged to carpool to the sites to reduce impact upon the equestrian center and reduce their carbon imprint. Please bring a refillable water. Each volunteer will receive our new volunteer bandanna.  EBParks.org/Register or 1-888-327-2757 option 2

  • Coyote Hills Regional Park
    August 10, 2014 from 8:30-12:00
    Course # 7305

    Volunteer will hike a mile to the location where they will assist staff with the removal of an invasive species called fennel. This is a great opportunity to help to fight back a very aggressive invasive species. Please bring a refillable water and hat. Each volunteer will receive one of our new volunteer bandanna.   EBParks.org/Register or 1-888-327-2757 option 2 

  • McLaughlin Eastshore State Park, Point Isabel Regional Park
    August 9, 2014 8:30-12:00
    Course # 7304

    Working with park staff volunteers will have an opportunity to removal some invasive species that are crowding out native species. This is a unique opportunity to repair a damaged landscape and create habitat for listed species. Please carpool and bring a refillable water bottle. Each volunteer will receive one of our new branded volunteer bandanna.  EBParks.org/Register or 1-888-327-2757 option 2

  • Redwood Regional Park
    August 9, 2014 from 8:30-12:00
    Course # 7306

    Volunteers will hike a one mile and assist staff with the removal of the invasive species broom. With the removal of the invasive species we will creating habitat for the native flora and fauna. Please bring a refillable water bottle and try to car pool to reduce our carbon imprint. Each volunteer participating will receive one of our new volunteer branded bandanna.  EBParks.org/Register or 1-888-327-2757 option 2

Registration is required. EBParks.org/Register or 1-888-327-2757 option 2

Habitat Restoration Projects

Ongoing Projects

The East Bay Regional Park District is currently looking for volunteers to participate in several ongoing habitat restoration projects, which are part of its invasive plant removal outreach program.  Projects are listed below:

  • Crown Memorial State Beach - Alameda, CA 
    10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., last Saturday of each month.
    Contact park staff one week prior to the work project day.
    Call (510) 544-3171 or email crown@ebparks.org.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline - Oakland, CA
    10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., second Saturday of each month.
    Looking for 30 volunteers.
    Call (510) 544-3115 or email Mlking@ebparks.org.
  • Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, - Richmond, CA 
    10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., first Saturday of each month.
    Contact park staff one week prior to the work project day.
    Call (510) 544-3108 or email spossin@ebparks.org.
  • Redwood Regional Park - Canyon Meadow Staging Area, 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland, CA
    Park Restoration French Broom Removal: on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Call (510) 544-3127 or email redwood@ebparks.org for more information or to register.
    The meeting area for each event is just before Piedmont Stables, 6525 Redwood Rd, at the Montiero Trail head gate.
    Project: French Broom removal up the Montiero near Golden Spike Trail.
  • Redwood Regional Park - 7867 Redwood Rd., Wayside Picnic Area in Oakland, CA
    Riparian Restoration Volunteer Project: on the second Sunday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Call (510) 544-3127 or email redwood@ebparks.org for more information or to register.
    The meeting area for each event is just before Piedmont Stables, 6525 Redwood Rd, at the Montiero Trail head gate.
    Project: French Broom removal up the Montiero near Golden Spike Trail.
  • Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve on Skyline Boulevard in Oakland, CA
    Located 2/3 mile south of Grizzly Peak Boulevard, past Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve.
    Monthly weeding sessions on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Space is limited; large groups should call in advance to ensure participation.
    Call (510) 544-3112 or email Sibley@ebparks.org for more information or to register.
  • Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve - At the staging area at 6800 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA (just east of Skyline's intersection with Grizzly Peak Blvd.). Monthly invasive plant removal and grassland restoration work on the third Sunday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Call (510) 544-3112 or email Sibley@ebparks.org for more information and to register.

- Trail Repair: Repairing trail tread; brushing back vegetation; installing drainage systems and check dams.

- Resource Protection: Planting native trees and shrubs; installing barriers to protect restored areas; stabilizing shorelines, creeks and trails; installing erosion control measures; marsh restoration.

- Facility Maintenance: Fence building; rock wall construction; picnic site refurbishing; barbed wire fence removal; general park clean-up.-- - 

Volunteers of all ages have something to offer and are welcome. Volunteer projects for school groups, individuals, students, corporate groups, scout groups, service clubs, and Eagle scouts. Work may also be arranged for court referrals. Children under the age of 18 must have a signed permission by parent or legal guardian. Children under the age of 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

For more information on these volunteer projects contact the Operations Volunteer office:
East Bay Regional Park District, 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, P.O. Box 5381, Oakland, CA 94605-0381.
Email:
volunteers@ebparks.org.