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.

Volunteer Opportunities

                   

GARBER PARK HABITAT RESTORATION EVENTS

Join the Garber Park Stewards for the3rd Saturday of the month Habitat Restoration Volunteer Workday.   Meet at the Claremont Ave. Entrance at 10AM. We work till Noon.  We pull non-native invasive weeds, maintain the Loop Trail and newly restored Claremont Ave Path, and plant natives.  Everyone welcome.

HABITAT RESTORATION WORKDAY - EVICT THE INVASIVE WEEDS
SATURDAY, JUNE 17
MEET AT THE CLAREMONT AVENUE ENTRANCE

Join us in the cool shade of Garber’s native Oak woodland where we will be chopping and pulling the usual suspect invasives for Fire Safety!  Yes, it is Summer and fire season is right around the corner.  We need to be ready. There are many activities to choose from:  light and level at selected spots along the trails where we will be pruning and pushing back the weeds, to the tough tasks in Horsetail Meadow where the poison hemlock and spurge are in bloom and need to be removed.   

Wear long sleeves, long pants, and shoes with good tread, and bring a water bottle.  We provide snacks and water for refills; and gloves and tools but feel free to bring your own.  

Meet at the Claremont Ave. Entrance to Garber.  Directions:  From the intersection of Tunnel Rd and Ashby (also the AC Transit #79 stop) go .4 miles up Claremont Ave (towards Grizzly Peak) to the Garber Park sign and parking turn-out. 


More information and maps can be found at garberparkstewards.org or contact Shelagh garberparkstewards@gmail.com.

Everyone welcome.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have a WAIVER signed by their parent or a responsible adult.  

We hope to see you there!