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Friends of Five Creeks

www.fivecreeks.org

Organization Type:
Citizen Group

Mission:
Friends of Five Creeks seeks to protect and restore the creeks and watersheds of North Berkeley, Albany, Kensington, and South El Cerrito and Richmond.

Contact:
Susan Schwartz
Friends of Five Creeks
1236 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: (510) 848-9358
f5creeks@aol.com

Geographical Focus:
Local

Counties Served:
Alameda, Contra Costa

Activities:
Education, Advocacy, Conservation, Restoration, Water Monitoring, Water Pollution Prevention

Topic:
Wetlands, Cultural History, Wildlife, Watershed Hydrology, Habitat Restoration, Endangered Species, Water Quality/Storm Water Runoff, Bay & Estuary Habitats, Public Access

Educational Resources:
On-Site Programs, Field Trips, Publications, Newsletter, Brochures, Website

Education Programs:
Flyers on reporting pollution, invasive non-natives, planting natives, avoiding harmful pesticides/herbicides, watershed protection, etc. Projects for school groups at various local restoration sites. Slide show/talk on local creek issues.

Target Audiences:
4th-12th Grades, Adult, General Public

Group Size Accommodated:
Up to 30

In-Service Training:
Students/Interns, General Public
Informal, hands-on; can accommodate student's public service projects.

Volunteer Opportunities

  Program:
Weekday removal of invasives, monthly Work Parties, staffing fairs and festivals
  Description:
Hands-on restoration, weeding, planting, sitting at tables, various water quality tests
  When Needed:
Saturdays, weekday mornings, varying schedule
  Qualifications:
None
  Commitment Required:
1-3 hours
  Application/Training:
None
  Community Service Documentation:
Yes
  Contact:
Susan Schwartz
(510) 848-9358
f5creeks@aol.com



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