The Claremont Canyon Conservancy is a catalyst for the long-term protection and restoration of the canyon's natural environment and an advocate for comprehensive fire safety along its wildland/urban interface.
We have an especially busy calendar of events coming up. Our monthly stewardship day takes on special significance as Cal students will be joining us on October 24 to start work on extending the lower Norfolk Trail all the way to the Willow Trail. Our members' contributions are helping to make this possible. See below for details. For all stewardship work: Please wear long sleeves, long pants, gloves (if you have them--we have extra), sturdy shoes or boots--and bring a bottle of water.
Also, we are pleased to announce that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf will be our keynote speaker at our Annual Meeting and will update us on Oakland's continued efforts towards fire safety in our parks and neighborhoods. See details below.
Tuesday, October 6, 10am to Noon in Garber Park
We will continue to pull and chop invasive weeds from our restoration sites and perform some much needed trail maintenance in preparation for the winter rains. Meet at the Claremont Avenue entrance to the park, .4 miles up Claremont from Ashby, just beyond 7390 Claremont on the south side of the street. Look for the Garber Park Stewards sign. Or take AC Transit bus #49, exit at the Ashby/Claremont stop and walk up Claremont. Further information can be found at www.garberparkstewards.org or contact Shelagh at email@example.com.
Saturday, October 24, 10am to Noon at Signpost 29
We will be continuing our efforts at the Garber Park restoration sites. See above. Saturday, October 24Join Conservancy volunteers and Cal students on Berkeley Day as we begin the exciting project to connect the Willow Trail near Signpost 29 on Claremont Avenue with the lower Norfolk trail. That trail presently leads down from the end of Norfolk near Strathmoor in Gwin Canyon but deadends at the Park District/UC property line. We will be installing steps and creek crossings. When finished the new trail extension will enable hikers to walk down from Gwin Canyon to Claremont Avenue and the other trails in the upper canyon. Join us at 10 at Signpost 29, 1.5 miles up Claremont from the intersection with Ashby Avenue. Thanks to our members for their support and thanks especially to Ann's Catering for providing lunches.
Sunday, November 15 at the Claremont Hotel, 4-6 pm
Save the date for our annual meeting with Mayor Schaaf as our featured speaker. Invitations to follow soon. Check your mailbox.