|Volunteer January 19 for Bay Trail and
Greenway Improvement Projects
January 6, 2008
Martin Luther King National Day of Service on the Richmond Greenway
Help dreams (and berries) row Along the Richmond Greenway. Martin Luther King National Day of Service Project, Monday, January 21st from 9:00 am to 12:30. Meet at Berryland on the Richmond Greenway (6th Street and the Greenway right near Lincoln Elementary School). Work parties will work on Berryland, Lincoln School Farm, and the Greenway Swales. Also, an "away team" will walk the Greenway picking up trash, whacking invasive plants, and possibly removing graffiti.
The 5% Local Coalition and Opportunity West will be serving up morning and noon snacks made from food produced right here in West County.
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Berryland will eventually contain more than 30 varieties of perennial berry buses open to all Greenway users. Nearby at the Lincoln Farm, third grade student farmers are working to grow fresh organic produce for their families. Planting along the Greenway swales will help hide fences and industrial buildings adjacent to the Greenway. These native plants will also reduce wtare pollution by reducing erosion.
Bay Trail Improvements at Point Isabel
There will be a major weed pull on Saturday, January 19th along the Bay Trail at Pt. Isabel (El Cerrito) and we’d very much welcome your help! It’s a great site – (lots of shore birds) and once the non-natives are gone, the Trail will be absolutely gorgeous! We’ll also be opening the site up for better coverage by the existing native plant species and will be looking for opportunities to plant Toyon and Buckeye trees. According to the history books, Buckeyes once covered the Point, so it would be wonderful to re-introduce them.
Here’s the plan:
Where – Pt. Isabel (map to: Rydin Road, off Central Ave. near Costco)
When: Saturday, January 19th from 10 am to 2 pm
What: We’ll be removing Broom, ice plant, Cape Ivy, fennel, and pampas grass
Broom ice plant cape ivy fennel pampas
Toyon California Buckeye
Our friends at the East Bay Regional Park District will be out with tools and green waste dumpster. We’ll have bagels, snacks and juice. Bring hats, gloves, water, study shoes, sunscreen and a cheerful disposition. Please let us know if you can join us and please, please, please feel free to spread the word. Sponsored by Greens at Work (that’s us).
Visit us at: www.kyotousa.org
(510) 704-8628 (w)
(510) 684-6484 (c)