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.

Monday, September 2, 2013

                                 CREEK TO BAY DAY in GARBER PARK
                                SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
                        AT 9AM.  WE WILL WORK TILL NOON.

Please join us for our  4th year in participating in the City of Oakland’s Creek to Bay Day.  We will be working along Harwood Creek, pulling invasive weeds that keep wanting to invade this lovely Restoration Site.  The natives are making a tremendous recovery but we need to clear the invasives so we can continue our winter planting later this year.  And for those of you interested in our Trail Project, we will be cutting back ivy out of the trees and along the old trail from Fireplace Plaza to Claremont Ave., and cutting steps in the steepest slopes as we continue the work to make this pathway safe.  

Four years ago the Harwood Creek Restoration Area was covered in Himalayan blackberries and Cape ivy.  Today, the natives are now dominating and include willow, snowberry, thimbleberry, and  milkweed (an important bee pollinator). 

Meet at the Evergreen Lane entrance at 9AM for drinks and snacks before we walk to Harwood Creek to admire the restoration progress and begin our work.
We'll work till Noon.

Wear long sleeves and pants, and shoes with good tread.  Tools, gloves, drinks, and snacks are provided, but do bring your own gloves and water bottle if you have them.

For more information, a map and directions go to or contact Bob Strayer