Short Summary

Garber Park is a 13-acre wildland park owned by the City of Oakland located behind the Claremont Hotel in Claremont Canyon. Garber Park is home to significant stands of big-leaf maple, California buckeyes and regenerating coast live oak woodland and forest. The Garber Park Stewards vision is to safeguard the native wildland resources of Garber Park while reducing the risk of wildfire and improving the trail system.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Focus on Fire Safety

August Volunteer Habitat Restoration Workdays
Help Reduce the Threat of Fire in Garber Park 
Tuesday, August 5 and Saturday, August 16 
10AM- Noon

Tuesday, August 5:  Volunteer Workday:  Your help is needed as we continue preparing for this Fire Season to reduce the threat of fire.  Join us in the cool shade of Garber's native oak woodland as we chop and pull the usual suspect invasive weeds and perform trail maintenance.  We will focus on beautifying the Claremont Ave. Entrance, pulling ivy in beautiful Fern Glade, and removing erhardtda grass on the hillside at the Evergreen Lane Entrance.  

Saturday, August 16: Volunteer Workday:  We will continue removing invasive weeds and performing trail maintenance with a focus on vegetation management for fire safety.  For details see Tuesday, August 5 description above.

For all Restoration Workdays in Garber
Wear long sleeves and pants, and shoes with good traction.  We provide tools, gloves, water and snacks but we encourage volunteers to bring their own gloves and reusable water bottles.  

Map and Directions:
Meet at the Claremont Ave Entrance to Garber. From the intersection of Claremont Ave/Ashby Ave, go .4 miles up Claremont Ave up towards Grizzly Peak to a large parking turn-out just beyond 7380 Claremont Ave. The Claremont Ave Entrance is easily accessible by bus number 49.  Exit at the Claremont Ave/Ashby stop and follow directions above.  For a map and direction:

For more information and questions contact Shelagh at or 510-517-1918.  

We hope to see you there!