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WELCOME TO STRAWBERRY CREEK
   
 


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.
Photo of Egrets Feeding in the Creek

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.

Restoration Activities

Postponed to May 2

California Grassland Restoration

Earth Week Event

Friday May 2, 2014 1:00- 3:00

The Strawberry Creek Collective is hosting a grassland restoration in the

Grinnell Natural Area (see map below). Join in plating hundreds of native Californian grasses.

 

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Want to help Strawberry Creek? Arrange for a service activity for your student group!

Email: calcreeks@gmail.com

or go to the Strawberry Creek Collective Calendar of Events

http://www.strawberrycreekcollective.org/events/

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/

 

 

 
 
 
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News & Events

5/2/14 New Date Grassland Restoration

 

September 16, 2013

NEW Sustainable Water Infrastructure Tour available

Open Restoration Dates

Coming Soon

 

Annual Rainfall 2013-14

13.60" total rainfall

(rain year July to June 4/17/14 update)

(source: Balance Hydrologics 800 Bancroft Berkeley http://www.
balancehydrologics.
com/raingage/ )

Average UC Berkeley campus yearly rainfall = 24.387 inches (1886 - 2006 Geography Dept. McCone Hall records)


See Report on November 19-20, 2013Rainfall Event

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EH&S South Fork Creek Station (Stephens Hall)
EH&S North Fork Creek Station (University House)
EH&S Main Stem Station (Oxford Street)
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Last website update:

4/17/2014