Participate in activities and events surrounding our creeks, including, but not limited to :
- Semi-annual Clean Up Days
- Invasive plant removal
- Restoration planting
- Creek tours
- Strawberry Creek Environmental Quality Committee Meetings (SCEQC)*
*The SCEQC meets once per semester and is comprised of faculty, staff, and students.
Contact us if you are interested in participating in any of these events or meetings.
Upcoming Events & Meetings
Strawberry Creek Walk - Hosted by the 22nd Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 10 am - 12 pm
Meet at the southeast corner of Oxford and Center streets, near the Globe sculpture.
Enjoy Strawberry Creek with a guided walk, led by poet/eco-educator Chris Olander with readings along the way by poets Raphael Block, Tiffany Higgins, Jahan Khalighi, Maw Shein Win, El Cerrito Poet Laureate, nature commentary by Tim Pine, UC Berkeley Environment, Health & Safety, and naturalist Glen Schneider. For more information about the day's events, go to the poetry flash website.
Rain Garden Planting
Sunday November 19, 2017 / 10 am - 12 pm
Meet at the Native Plant Nursery in Wellman Courtyard by Giannini Hall
Plant a rain garden in the Grinnell Natural Area. Bring water, a hat and close-toed shoes. We will provide tools and gloves! Contact email@example.com with any questions.
For up-to-the-minute postings of events hosted by the Strawberry Creek Restoration Program interns (including weeding, trash pickups, native plantings, and creek tours), please visit their Facebook page. Also, the interns host open hours at the Native Plant Nursery by Giannini Hall every Tuesday 2-4 pm (Fall 2017 semester). Contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Events & Meetings
Strawberry Creek Fall Clean Up!
Sunday September 10, 2017 / 10 am - 12 pm
Meet at the Native Plant Nursery in Wellman Courtyard (next to Giannini Hall)
Join the Strawberry Creek Restoration Program student leaders for a Fall creek cleanup event. This will involve picking up trash and doing some casual weeding along the way. (Picking up trash before the rains come is extremely important for freshwater and marine species.)
Trash bags and gloves will be provided, just bring water and/or sunscreen!
Please send any questions to: email@example.com
Earth Week Creek Tour and Weeding Event
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 / 10 am - 12 pm
Meet on Memorial Glade
Learn about the history and ecology of Strawberry Creek with a guided creek tour hosted by the Strawberry Creek Restoration team, followed by hands-on environmental restoration weeding.
Bring water, closed-toed shoes and a friend!
We will provide gloves and tools.
Please send any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Big Dig - Plant Native California Plants and Remove Invasives!
Saturday, November 19, 2016 / 9 am - 12 pm
Meet at the Native Plant Nursery on the west side of Giannini Hall
Join the Strawberry Creek Restoration Team in the BIG DIG where we will plant native California plants like Red Flowering Currant along the banks of UC Berkeley’s Strawberry Creek! We will also be pulling out invasive plants including Algerian Ivy!
This is a hands-on volunteer opportunity! We will teach you the best planting and weeding practices for creek restoration.
- Bring water, sunscreen, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
- We will provide gloves, tools, and plants!
Please RSVP and send any questions to: email@example.com
Restoring an Urban Creek: Do's and Don't's
Presentation by Dr. Ann Riley, San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board
Monday, August 29, 2016 / 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 150, University Hall (big building on Oxford St, between University and Addison)
This presentation is organized around photos of the Do’s and Don’t’s of urban stream restoration. The topics covered will include the basic needs for quasi- stable channel dimensions and flood plain space and revegetation methods in order to achieve an ecologically functioning stream that can also enhance our urban environments. This presentation has been prepared for those who are planning a stream restoration project and need to know what the California resources agencies will permit. It is a good introduction to project design processes and methods.
This event is free and open to the public.
About the Presenter
Dr. Ann Riley organized, planned, designed, constructed and funded stream restoration projects during a period of 12 years as Executive Director of the Waterways Restoration Institute in California and other regions of the country. Her involvement with non-profit work at the community level countrywide spans over thirty years. She has also worked for local, state and federal agencies for a total of 31 years in watershed planning, water quality, water conservation, hydrology, flood management, stream science and restoration. Her career includes public policy work for the National Academy of Sciences and the John Heinz Center For Science, Economics and the Environment . A feature of both her private and public sector work has been to provide jobs and training for conservation and youth corps. In 1982 she co-founded the Urban Creeks Council in California and in 1993 was instrumental in organizing the first conference of the Coalition to Restore Urban Waters, a national network of urban stream and river organizations. She began a program in the California Department of Water Resources in 1984 that continues to provide grants to support urban stream restoration. Awards recognizing her work include an American Rivers award in 1993 for her leadership in establishing a national urban river movement, the California Governors’ Environmental and Economic Leadership award in 2003, and the Salmonid Restoration Federation Restorationist of the Year Award in 2004. She began her association with river scientist Luna Leopold in Washington D.C. in 1971 and completed two graduate degrees under his direction at the University of California, Berkeley. She is an urban farmer at her residence in Berkeley, California raising chickens, bees, growing food, and brewing county - and- state- fair- awarded mead and beer.