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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Learning how to do a Line Transect - an
easy but important monitoring tool.
It was a great turn-out for Lech's Fern Workshop  on Saturday, February 4 - it was warm, the rain held off while Lech gave his well - received interactive, informative workshop.  Many new faces, but even the "old-timers" learned lots of new, fun information about ferns in general, and especially the many native ferns of Garber.  No one left even when it began to rain - everyone stayed to pull and push back the ivy to allow room for the natives to grow in Fern Glade.  It was all smiles at the end.  It was so rewarding uncovering Trilliums, Ferns, and even a California Buckeye.  

Looks like we'll have a break in the weather for our volunteer workday this Saturday, February 18. Please
join us in Garber as we continue pulling invasive weeds and planting natives.  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, and for those who are up for some heavy lifting jobs we need some help in shoring up the trails.

Wear long sleeves and pants, shoes with good tread.  We provide water, snacks, tools, and gloves.

Meet at the Claremont Ave Entrance to Garber.  Directions:  From the intersection of Tunnel Rd and Ashby, (also AC Transit #49 stop)  go.4 miles up Claremont Ave (towards Grizzly Peak) to the parking turn-out.  Look for the new Garber Park sign.  Directions, maps and further information can be found at or contact Shelagh