Walks and work party on the hill

Albany Hill from Ralph's porch on El Dorado St, N of Central, EC

Evening stroll/nature walk, Weds, July 26, 5:30-6:30 pm. Enjoy the long summer evening as we look for birds and identify plants while we pick up trash and pull some weeds. Gloves and tools provided. Meet in the meadow south of Cerrito Creek on the NE side of the hill. Afterwards get a bite to eat a few blocks east at Off the Grid on Fairmount Ave between San Pablo Ave and Carlson Blvd in El Cerrito.
Directions:
Walk north down path from the end of Madison Ave in Albany, or walk east along path on south side of creek from Pierce Street in Richmond, or ford the creek from El Cerrito’s Creekside Park at the south end of Santa Clara Ave.
For more info: friendsalbanyhill@gmail.com

Last Saturday of the month work party, July 29, 9:30am-11:30amLearn about how invasive plants are stifling biodiversity on the hill and creating fire hazards as we pull ivy and passion vine in the oak woodland and plant a few natives grown from seed collected on Albany Hill. Gloves and tools provided. Long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes recommended. Meet in the meadow south of Cerrito Creek on the NE side of the hill.
Directions:
Walk north down path from the end of Madison Ave in Albany, or walk east along path on south side of creek from Pierce Street in Richmond, or ford the creek from El Cerrito’s Creekside Park at the south end of Santa Clara Ave.
For more info: friendsalbanyhill@gmail.com

Hike on the hill, Sunday, August 6, 4pm. Join Roberta Maguire of El Cerrito Trail Trekkers for a scenic one hour hike up and around historic Albany Hill, the little hill that gave El Cerrito its name. The trail is steep in spots but the views are expansive. Meet below the Pacific East Mall Jumbotron behind the bus stop on the east side of Pierce St., just south (~1000 ft.) of Central Ave. Look for Roberta in the pink hat. For more info: robertamaguire@hotmail.com or 510 292 6370.

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