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.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS IN SEPTEMBER 

SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 4 & 18

TIME:  9:00AM - NOON

HELP CLEAR INVASIVE WEEDS AND CONTINUE TRAIL MAINTENANCE TASKS (WEEDING, RAKING, MULCHING, REPAIRING BRIDGES AND STEPS) FOR FIRE SAFETY.  


Thanks, everyone, for your continued support and help in Garber. We look forward to in September.  If you are not on our email list for announcements and would like to be notified for workdays and special events workdays contact Shelagh or Wyllie at gpstewards@gmail.com.  

Below are some of the projects in Garber. We have been working on these projects throughout the Summer and will be working through the Fall to make Garber as Fire Safe as possible, and the trails safe and enjoyable for your walking pleasure. 
  • Several Restoration Sites: Harwood Creek, Fern Glade, and  Evergreen Lane Hillside need much TLC in removing invasive weeds to enable the natives to grow and be ready for planting this coming Winter after the rains return. Harwood Creek and Fern Glade are beautiful sites in Garber and good flat areas to work. 
What to weara mask, long sleeves, long pants, and good shoes or boots for trail (no open toes).  

What to Bringgloves, a water bottle, snacks, You can use our tools if you don't have them. 

Where to meet:  Evergreen Lane Entrance to Garber Park. Directions: From Ashby Ave take Alvarado Rd to Slater Lane, Slater Lane to Evergreen Lane, turn Right onto Evergreen Lane. Garber Park is at the end of the street. You can park on the side of the street but please do not park in any driveway or individuals parking pad.  For those who don't mind a short, but steep walk up the hill you can park at the Claremont Ave parking lot and walk up the trail. A map and directions to both entrances can be found at garberparkstewards.org.

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

Monday, May 3, 2021

An Awesome Earth Month in Garber

                            The Earth Day Volunteers - all masked up and ready to work!


Walking in Garber just became easier - and safer- thanks to the many volunteers who came to Garber for Earth Month - both the small groups who came on 3 consecutive week-ends pulling weeds and gathering them into piles to haul down to the bin provided by the City of Oakland on Earth day as well as the awesome group of 15 who showed up on Earth Day.  We split into 3 groups:  the Trail Group who repaired and replaced steps on the switchbacks near Evergreen Lane,  the crew who loaded the bin, and those who continued the important task of weeding the invasives for fire safety.   By the end of the day Saturday the bin was almost full!  Our April Clean-Up Spree Volunteers logged 117 hours!  Thanks to everyone - we couldn’t do it without you!  
 

We look forward to seeing you soon in Garber.