Alameda Creek Restoration Day - December 10
Join us for a morning of habitat restoration on Saturday, December 10, from 10 am to noon, along Alameda Creek. More info and sign up here.
Recent rains have provided us a great opportunity to get some more native plants in the ground at our adopted site. We'll continue clearing invasive plants, plant more native plants, and do some general cleaning around our adopted restoration site in lower Niles Canyon. Your efforts will enhance habitat for fish and wildlife along Alameda Creek for years to come! Meet at 10 am at the Niles Staging Area Parking lot along Old Canyon Road near Canyon Oaks Court in the Niles area of Fremont. We'll work until roughly noon. Please wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes that can get dirty (no sandals or flip-flops), as the ground can be uneven. We provide gloves and tools. The ground will likely be wet, so please wear clothes that can get dirty. There is no poison oak in the immediate area where we'll be working. Expect cool weather and morning dew when we start. Heavy rain cancels.
Christmas Bird Count - December 16
Join us for the 8th annual Eastern Alameda Christmas Bird Count on Friday, December 16, 2016.
This Christmas Bird Count in the upper Alameda Creek watershed is sponsored by the Alameda Creek Alliance and Ohlone Audubon Society.
The count circle is in the vicinity of the towns of Sunol, Pleasanton and Livermore, and includes five East Bay Regional Parks, significant SFPUC watershed lands, and exciting East Bay birding hotspots such as lower Mines Road, Sunol Wilderness, Calaveras Reservoir, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Sycamore Grove Park and Springtown Preserve. Birders and volunteers with any level of experience can participate in the Christmas Bird Count. The count is coordinated with the East Bay Regional Park District, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Livermore Area Recreation & Park District to provide maximum access to significant bird habitats within the count circle.
Volunteer bird counters will have a chance to sample the bird life in several interesting habitats that fit a variety of interests and abilities. Youll be contributing to the Audubon database and knowledge of the status and distribution of resident and visiting winter birds and have fun doing it.
Please contact Rich Cimino, at email@example.com.