Strawberry Creek is a major landscape feature of the University
of California, Berkeley, and was one of the primary reasons
the site was chosen in 1860 as the location for the campus.
More than 3,000 university students, and many elementary
and high school students from surrounding communities, use
Strawberry Creek each year as a resource for education and research.
Strawberry Creek is home to a growing number of native
animals and plants due to a restoration project started in 1987. Fish,
newts, egrets, banana slugs, crayfish, and small creatures such as
mayflies, water striders, and snails are now common.
This Strawberry Creek website serves as the principal and current
source for environmental news and monitoring data for the creek
on the Berkeley campus and is a repository of electronic files of
historic reports. It is intended to serve as a resource for teaching
and research and for the general public's appreciation of this
historic natural resource.
We hope that the information on this site helps you discover the diverse sights and sounds of the Creek, and enhances your next visit to the campus.
Want to help Strawberry Creek? Arrange for a service activity for your student group!
OR ATTEND AN OPEN RESTORATION EVENT
For Upper Watershed event meet at the lower Jordan Fire Trail trailhead.
For Central Campus events meet at the Strawberry Creek Native Plant Nursery between Gianinni and Wellman Halls.
Bring a bottle of water, snack, and clothes you aren't afraid to get dirty!
For more information on Strawberry Creek Restoration activities, go to the Restoration Activities Page of this website or go to the Strawberry Creek blogspot at http://www.calcreeks.blogspot.com/