Cerritos Creek at Pacific East Mall
(Pacific East Mall is in Richmond)
Please joint us this
Saturday, Feb. 23, planting oaks and riparian trees on Cerrito Creek
at Pacific East Mall! This is the reward for all our clearing last
fall -- we can finally start "positive" restoration! There's lots to
be done, light and heavy, and we didn't publicize this work party
widely because of uncertainty about readiness. So I hope lots of you
will turn out.
Bring work gloves and picks and shovels if you have them; we'll start
at 10 am at the south edge of Pacific East Mall parking lot (3288
Pierce St.) Park in the mall just north of Albany Hill, or walk west
from Creekside Park at
the south end of Belmont St. in El Cerrito. It's near El Cerrito BART;
the 43 bus stops on Pierce and the 72 nearby on San Pablo.
Jobs: East Bay Regional
Parks has an immediate opening for a part time student interpretive
aide; please call (510-841-8732) for an application, or call Steve
Edwards or Joe Dahl at the garden for information.
Jobs: At another end of
the scale, California Native Plant Society is looking for an executive
director, with salary in the range of $65 - $80k. Please see the job
If you are voting
absentee, remember that Measure K will supply funds for badly needed
watershed maintenance and protection in the East Bay Regional Parks
(headwaters of many Bay Area creeks), and that Prop 40 will supply
funding for the land acquisition and restoration projects vital to
protect and restore the San Francisco Bay estuary ecosystem.