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Habitat Restoration Days for Sabercat Creek in Fremont, CA (Jan-Dec 2018)

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Sabercat Creek Site 5 (Western Horse Restoration Site)

Becado Place

Fremont, CA 94539

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Brought to you by the City of Fremont, Environmental Services

No experience is necessary. This volunteer opportunity will fulfill community service hours.

Join us for a morning of habitat restoration! Your work will help increase native plant diversity and improve food and shelter for wildlife. We will remove invasive plants and maintain native plants.

When: Choose your date. We will typically meet on the first or second Saturday of each month.

Where: Exact site locations will be announced prior to the event. See below.

Mandatory: A signed waiver form is required for each participant. No Waiver, No Participation! All participants must sign a waiver form; minors under 18 years of age must bring a waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian.

We Provide:

  • Tools
  • Thorn gloves (the smallest we have is adult small, so kids might prefer another option).
  • Water to refill bottles.


Please Bring:

  • A signed waiver form. No waiver, no participation.
  • A reusable water bottle.
  • Outdoor work clothes: hats, sunscreen, sturdy closed-toe shoes/boots and long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.
  • You are welcome to bring your own gloves and tools (please label them).
  • Community service hours forms, if applicable.
  • Map to confirm exact site location.

Restrooms are not close. Please use one before you arrive.


Look for a reminder email with the location details. Also find maps at the links below.


Sept 8, 2018 (2nd Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site 5 - Western Horse Restoration Site (Becado Place)

Oct 6, 2018 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA

Nov 10, 2018 (2nd Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA

Dec 1, 2018 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA


Site 5 Map & Information ***The September 8th work day will be here!*** "Western Horse Restoration Site"

Site 4 Map & Information

Site 3 Map & Information

Overview Map showing all City of Fremont habitat restoration sites, nearest restroom and bus stops

The Friends of Sabercat Creek Facebook Group is a social forum for those interested in the goings on at Sabercat Creek to share photos, thoughts, and more!


FAQs

Is there a minimum age requirement to participate?
Volunteers of all ages are welcome! Children under the age of 12 require an accompanying adult.

What should I bring?

  • A signed waiver form. No waiver, no participation.
  • A reusable water bottle.
  • Outdoor work attire (hats, sunscreen, sturdy closed-toe shoes/boots and long pants and a long-sleeved shirt).
  • You are welcome to bring your own gloves and tools (please label them).
  • Community service hours forms, if applicable.
  • Printed map to confirm exact site location.

What if it rains?
Rain may cancel or postpone the event. If you are registered, check your email for a notification.

How do I claim my community service hours?
Bring any forms provided by your organization. The work day supervisor will sign forms at the end of the work day.

Are there restrooms?
A public restroom is located at Old Mission Park, on Ibero Way off of Pine Street. There is also a pit toilet near the Via Orinda trailhead. It's advisable to use a restroom before you arrive on site.

Can I take transit?
The nearest bus stops are at the northwest corner of Bryant St. and Pine St. (from the Fremont BART, take AC Transit 212, then 210), and at the northwest corner of Mission Blvd. and Cedar St. (from the Fremont BART, take AC Transit 217). Please check tripplanner.transit.511.org for further details.

Are there other volunteer opportunities?
City of Fremont Volunteer Opportunities (including Environmental Services)

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Workday Supervisor: Sabrina Siebert email or 510-494-4589 Tuesday and Thursday only

Program Manager: Barbara Silva email or 510-494-4575 to coordinate larger groups.

What hazards should I be aware of?

Poisonous/ irritating plants (It should be possible for those who are sensitive to these plants to avoid them. We will have rubbing alcohol and Tecnu to remove oils/irritants from poison oak and poison hemlock.):

  • Most sites include some invasive poison hemlock, which is poisonous if eaten, and skin contact with it may result in a rash.
  • There is also a lot of native poison oak around the edges of sites 3 and 4, and in some cases in areas where we might be walking. Most of it is marked with red-painted stakes.
  • Some sites have native stinging nettle, although most of it is marked with flagging tape, too. Contact with this plant might result in stings and temporary discomfort.

Creatures:

  • Site 5 has a very active honeybee hive in a log. If you have an allergy to bee stings, please bring your epi-pen. The site is very large, so we should be able to have sensitive individuals work on the other side of the site, but it never hurts to be prepared.
  • Pacific Coast ticks have sometimes been found in the park. This tick does not transmit Lyme disease, but can transmit 4 other diseases. We advise volunteers to check their bodies (especially exposed skin) for ticks after the work day.

Most of our restoration sites include somewhat steep slopes that volunteers should be able to walk up and down in order to participate.

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Sabercat Creek Site 5 (Western Horse Restoration Site)

Becado Place

Fremont, CA 94539

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