Irvington High School Change Project

If under the age of 18, you MUST complete this form and bring it with you to any volunteer opportunity.

Crab Cove / Crown Memorial BeachCoyote HillsArdenwood Historic Farm


Crab Cove / Crown Memorial Beach

Third Thursdays In The Garden
Crown Memorial State Beach - Otis Street Bath House
10am-noon & 1-3pm, Thu Jan 16 & Feb 20
Crown Beach (Otis Drive Park Entrance): Volunteers are needed in our Demonstration Garden to help with maintenance- weeding, pruning, mulching, and other projects. One-time or on-going help welcome. Attend one or both sessions. Meet at the bathhouse by Otis entrance. Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and bring a water bottle. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No registration; drop-in. For information, call (510) 544-3187.

Almost New Year’s Resolution: Weed Warriors Unite!
Crown Memorial State Beach – Crab Cove Visitor Center
10:30am-12:30pm, Sat, Dec 28
Resolve to help Crab Cove’s native plant and butterfly gardens by pulling out noxious weeds and beautifying the landscape! Bring a friend. Snacks, hot cider, and tools provided. Constant rain cancels. No registration; drop-in. Info: (510) 544-3187.

Monday Meetup Beach Clean Ups
Crown Memorial State Beach – Crab Cove Visitor Center
9-10am, Dec 2 & 16, Jan 6, Feb 3 & 17, Mar 2 & 16
Did you know that Alameda Beach gets a “case of the Mondays” too? After a busy weekend, the beach could use a pick-me-up! Start your week off right by joining us on the 2nd and 3rd Mondays of each month to pick up shoreline litter left behind by weekend crowds. This volunteer opportunity is great for groups or individuals. Meet up location is on the park side deck of the Visitor Center. Info: (510) 544-3187.
To register on- line: https://www.meetup.com/Alameda-Environment-Meetup-Group/

MLK Day of Service
MLK Regional Shoreline
8:30am-noon, Mon, Jan 20
Celebrate the Annual Day of Service that continues Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision to improve lives, bridge social barriers and move our nation closer together. Volunteers will assist staff in restoration work and invasive plant removal to support and care for wildlife and their natural habitats. Volunteers will also participate in the restoration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Grove. Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes and closed-toe shoes. Bring gloves and a bucket (if available) to pick up litter and a refillable water bottle. Check in/registration begins at 8:30. Clean up begins at 9 a.m. Info: volunteers@ebparks.org. Heavy rain cancels. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by one chaperone for every 20 kids. Registration is required.
To Register: On-line go to EBParksOnline.org. When registering use the course code printed next to the program date. By Phone call between 8:30am-4:00pm Monday through Friday (Closed weekends and holidays) 1-888-327-2757 select option 2

Beautify The Beach Clean-up
Crown Memorial State Beach – Crab Cove Visitor Center
10–11:30am, Sun, Feb 2
Let’s pick up the trash that winter rainstorms wash up! We’ll make the beach beautiful for people and safer for wild animals. Bring your own gloves and bucket or borrow ours. No registration; drop-in. For information, call (510) 544-3187.

Love The Bay Beach Clean-up
Crown Memorial State Beach – Crab Cove Visitor Center
10:30am-noon, Sat, Feb 15
Make the shoreline your Valentine and show it some love by picking up left-behind litter. Bring your own gloves and bucket or borrow ours. Meet at the Visitor Center. For more information, call: (510) 544-3187.

Native Plant And Butterfly Gardening
Crown Memorial State Beach – Crab Cove Visitor Center
12:30-3:30pm, Sun, Feb 16 #27748
Crab Cove Visitor Center: Help beautify the Visitor Center and provide food for wildlife as we prepare our butterfly and native plant gardens for spring. You choose the work: weeding, pruning, mulching, and general clean-up. Snacks and refreshments served, tools provided. Students earn community service hours. Heavy rain cancels. 8+yrs.
Registration Required.
To Register: On-line go to EBParksOnline.org. When registering use the course code #27748. By Phone call between 8:30am-4:00pm Monday through Friday (Closed weekends and holidays) 1-888-327-2757 select option 2

Coyote Hills Regional Park

Gathering & Planting of Soap Plant Bulbs
Students will work with an interpretive staff to harvest the bulbs of Soap plant. The bulbs will be replanted near the Visitor Center to help propagate this important native plant. In the future, some of the Soap plant bulbs will be gathered by Ohlones and Coyote Hills staff for use in programs. Gloves and tools will be provided for the project.

Plant Management
Whether pulling invasive species or planting native ones, students can lend a hand keeping plants in our program areas healthy, diverse, and culturally valuable. Due to the sensitive, cultural implications of some of these tasks, students will be interviewed before being assigned. Gloves and tools will be provided for the project.

Contact the Naturalist staff at chvisit@ebparks.org for more information and to sign up for these environmentally helpful, as well as cultural, projects.

Ardenwood Historic Farm

Contact the Naturalist staff at awvisit@ebparks.org or call 510-544-3286 for more information and to sign up for environmentally helpful projects at Ardenwood Historic Farm.

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