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Join us for a morning of habitat restoration. Your work will help increase native plant diversity and improve food and shelter for wildlife. We plan to weed and refresh plant basins, remove invasive plants, sheet mulch, and repair, remove, or expand browse protection cages. No experience is necessary. A habitat steward will guide you through the projects along Sabercat Creek in Sabercat Historical Park.
When: Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:00am to noon
Heavy rain 12 hours prior will cancel or postpone the event. Once registered, look for an email notification of a cancellation/postponement, in case of recent rain.
Who: Volunteers of all ages are welcome! Children under the age of 12 require an accompanying adult.
Mandatory: A signed waiver form is required for each participant. No Waiver, No Participation!!!
This volunteer opportunity will fulfill community service hours. Please bring any forms needed to be signed.
Workday Supervisor: Sabrina Siebert by email or via phone (510-494-4589)
Program Manager: Barbara Silva by email or via phone (510-494-4575) to coordinate larger groups.
Where: Site 5
Site 5 is located along Becado Place in Fremont, CA. We may be working closer to the entrance to Becado Place (and the creek's entrance onto the site), or even on the south bank, instead of at the cul-de-sac end of the site... Look for the red truck with the City of Fremont logo, and tools laid out. Those bringing cars can park along the northeast side of the street or in the cul-de-sac at the end of the street. Parking is limited, so please carpool, bike, bus or walk if possible. The nearest bus stops are at the northwest corner of Bryant St. and Pine St. (from the Fremont BART, take AC Transit 212, then 210), and at the northwest corner of Mission Blvd. and Cedar St. (from the Fremont BART, take AC Transit 217). Please check tripplanner.transit.511.org for further details.
RESTROOMS: A public restroom is located at Old Mission Park, on Ibero Way off of Pine Street. It's advisable to use a restroom before you arrive on site.
- Tools and a small supply of thorn gloves (the smallest we have is a small adult size, so kids might prefer another option).
- Water to refill bottles.
- Rubbing alcohol or Tecnu.
- A signed waiver form. No waiver, no participation.
- A reusable water bottle.
- Outdoor work attire (hats, sunscreen, sturdy closed-toe shoes/boots and long pants and a long-sleeved shirt ).
- You are welcome to bring your own gloves and tools (please label them).
- Community service hours forms, if applicable.
- Printed map to confirm exact site location.
Required: All participants must sign a waiver form; minors under 18 years of age must bring a waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian. A new signed waiver is required for each event. Children 12 or under require an accompanying adult.
Caution: Our sites include some invasive poison hemlock, which is poisonous if eaten, and skin contact with it may result in a rash. There is also a lot of native poison oak around the edges of some sites, and in some cases in areas where we might be walking. Most of it was marked with red marking flags and/or red flagging tape this spring. Some sites have native stinging nettle, although most of it is marked with flagging tape, too. Contact with this plant might result in stings and temporary discomfort. It should be possible for those who are sensitive to these plants to avoid them. We will have rubbing alcohol and Tecnu along to remove oils/irritants from poison oak and poison hemlock. There is a honeybee hive present in one area of site 5.
There are 5 different restoration sites located along Sabercat Creek. Once you are registered you will receive a notification of any changes in location or schedule (e.g., due to heavy rain) via an email from Eventbrite.
Please visit our Sabercat Creek Riparian Habitat Restoration Google Site. (We hope to add more info about the native and exotic plants on our restoration sites soon).
The Friends of Sabercat Creek Facebook Group is a social forum for those interested in the goings on at Sabercat Creek to share photos, thoughts, and more!
Schedule of future work days:
Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration work parties are scheduled for the 1st Saturday of the month (except July, September, and October, when it'll be the second Saturday), from 9am-noon. There will be additional work days as needed. We will also be holding occasional creek clean-ups.
May 6, 2017 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site 5 (Becado Place) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/habitat-restoration-days-for-sabercat-creek-in-fremont-ca-jan-dec-2017-tickets-29058925027
June 3, 2017 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/habitat-restoration-days-for-sabercat-creek-in-fremont-ca-jan-dec-2017-tickets-29058926030
July 8, 2017 (2nd Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/habitat-restoration-days-for-sabercat-creek-in-fremont-ca-jan-dec-2017-tickets-32695174146
August 5, 2017 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/habitat-restoration-days-for-sabercat-creek-in-fremont-ca-jan-dec-2017-tickets-32695175149
Sept 9, 2017 (2nd Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/habitat-restoration-days-for-sabercat-creek-in-fremont-ca-jan-dec-2017-tickets-29058929039
Oct 14, 2017 (2nd Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/habitat-restoration-days-for-sabercat-creek-in-fremont-ca-jan-dec-2017-tickets-31980364130
Nov 4, 2017 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/habitat-restoration-days-for-sabercat-creek-in-fremont-ca-jan-dec-2017-tickets-29058931045
Dec 2, 2017 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/habitat-restoration-days-for-sabercat-creek-in-fremont-ca-jan-dec-2017-tickets-29058932048
Also save the dates for these events (Earth Day events listed are walk-in friendly; eventbrite registrations will be added later for the Sept 16 and Oct 28 events.):
April 22, 2017 (4th Sat), 10am-2pm, Earth Day Open House at the Nature Learning Center in Fremont Central Park, behind Aqua Adventure Water Park at 40224 Paseo Padre Pkwy. Explore the classroom and pollinator garden, learn about local wildlife, and make nature crafts for kids.
April 22, 2017, (4th Sat) 11am-3pm “Let’s Go Green Together” Earth Day Fair at Washington Hospital, Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, 2500 Mowry Ave. Meet with eco-friendly experts and learn new ways to go green. https://fremont.gov/earthday
Sept 16, 2017 (3rd Sat), 9am-noon, Coastal Clean-up Day, Sites TBA (Litter Hotspots around Fremont; not Sabercat Creek)
Oct 28, 2017 (4th Sat), 9am-noon, Make a Difference Day, Sites TBA (Will probably include Sabercat Historical Park)
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When & Where
City of Fremont Environmental Services Division
The Environmental Services Division administers more than 30 garbage, recycling, and stormwater programs for Fremont residents and businesses.