On Saturday, April 18, The Garber Park Stewards celebrated Five years of restoring and protecting the native oak woodland habitat and watershed of Harwood Creek in Garber Park by participating in the City of Oakland’s Earth Day. This year our focus was on “freeing the ferns” in the western part of the park. Volunteers met at the Claremont Ave. entrance and began attacking the Algerian Ivy along the Claremont Avenue Trail to beautiful Fern Glade, our newest Restoration site. Freeing the ferns from the invasive ivy allows the ferns, trilliums, snowberry, false solomons seal and other natives to thrive and multiply. And multiply they have - the return of the natives along this trail has been phenomenal!
Thanks, everyone, for another fun and successful morning. We couldn’t do it without you!
Click here to see more pictures and a 3-minute video of this Earth Day event by Marilyn Goldhabber, Claremont Canyon Conservancy.
While Earth Day has ended our twice monthly stewardship days continue with a focus on improving Fire Safety by removing the fire prone invasive weeds throughout the park, and providing defensible space against wildfire for the many homes adjacent to Garber Park. Won’t you join us? Our May volunteer workdays are: Tuesday, May 6, and Saturday, May 16 from 10am-Noon.