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.
It is Past Time to Implement Fire Safety Grants
On July 20, KPFA ran the following report (click here) saying, "It's fire season again, as firefighters battle wildfires in Northern California and the state faces another year of drought. Controversy has engulfed a federally-approved plan to mitigate the fire hazard in the East Bay Hills. A decade in the making, the plan now faces lawsuits from advocates who think it cuts too many trees and those who say it doesn't go far enough." Report by Lucy Kang
Saturday, August 22, Stewardship in the Upper Canyon
Join us at 10 AM on Saturday, August 22nd at Signpost 29 on Claremont Avenue. We will work to maintain the Willow and Summit House trails by removing any overgrowth that has occurred during the past few months. For the past two months we have been removing invasive and fire-prone French Broom from the lower Norfolk Trail.
Our progress has been amazing. We invite people to hike down this trail and see the piles of Broom we have pulled. There is more to do but this month we will return to the Upper Canyon to ensure that the hikers and dog walkers there have safe and enjoyable experiences. We will supply tools and gloves if you don’t have a pair. We’ll work from 10 to noon as usual.
Report of our Saturday, June Stewardship
In June, we resumed our efforts to remove French broom along the edges of the Norfolk Trail and to open up places that had become overgown with hemlock and were impossible to pass. Six of us were met at the trailhead by Park Supervisor Jim Rutledge, who set us up with gloves and tools and our own ranger for the day. We hope to connect this trail to the Willow Trail and are working to coordinate with the two land owners, the East Bay Regional Park District and UC Berkeley. We had a lot of fun and we hope you will come and join us next time.