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

City of Fremont Environmental Services Division

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)

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Volunteer Habitat Restoration - Free; Bring signed waiver! (No need to print ticket)
No Waiver, No participation!!! Bring a waiver form (if under 18 years of age, waiver must be signed by a parent/guardian). Please print out the map and note the work site number(s)/ location(s) to help you find the right work site!
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We will be meeting on the first Saturday of each month (except September and November, when we'll be meeting on the second Saturday). Site locations will be announced as each work day approaches.

Join us for a morning of habitat restoration! Your work will help increase native plant diversity and improve food and shelter for wildlife. We plan to remove competing plants from the basins of native trees and shrubs, remove invasive plants throughout the site, and sheet mulch part of the site. We may plant native shrubs, collect trash, and repair, remove, or expand browse protection cages.

No experience is necessary. A habitat steward will guide you through the projects along Sabercat Creek in Sabercat Historical Park.

When:  Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9:00am to noon

Heavy rain 12 hours prior will cancel or postpone the event. Once registered, look for an email notification of a cancellation/postponement, in case of recent rain. 

Who: Volunteers of all ages are welcome! Children under the age of 12 require an accompanying adult. 

Mandatory: A signed waiver form is required for each participant. No Waiver, No Participation!!! 

This volunteer opportunity will fulfill community service hours. Please bring any forms needed to be signed.

Contact Information: 

Workday Supervisor: Sabrina Siebert by email or via phone (510-494-4589) 

Program Manager: Barbara Silva by email or via phone (510-494-4575) to coordinate larger groups. 

 

Where: To be announced closer to the date


Sabercat Creek Map 2016 satellite data

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RESTROOMS: A public restroom is located at Old Mission Park, on Ibero Way off of Pine Street. It's advisable to use a restroom before you arrive on site.

Provided:

  • Tools and a small supply of thorn gloves (the smallest we have is a small adult size, so kids might prefer another option).
  • Water to refill bottles.
  • Rubbing alcohol or Tecnu.

Please 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.

Required: 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. A new signed waiver is required for each event. Children 12 or under require an accompanying adult.

 

Caution: Our 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 some sites, 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. It should be possible for those who are sensitive to these plants to avoid them. We will have rubbing alcohol and Tecnu along to remove oils/irritants from poison oak and poison hemlock. Additionally, Site 5 has two very active honeybee hives in/on logs. If you have an allergy to bee stings, it might be wise to 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 we still 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.

 

There are 5 different restoration sites located along Sabercat Creek. Once you are registered you will receive a notification of any changes in location or schedule (e.g., due to heavy rain) via an email from Eventbrite.


Links:

Please check this Eventbrite page for volunteer events hosted by the City of Fremont Environmental Services

Please visit our Sabercat Creek Riparian Habitat Restoration Google Site. (We hope to add more info about the native and exotic plants on our restoration sites soon).

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!

City of Fremont Volunteer Opportunities (including Environmental Services)

 

Schedule of future work days:

Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration work parties are scheduled for the 1st Saturday of each month (except November 2017, Sept 2018, and Nov 2018, when it'll be the second Saturday), from 9am-noon. There will be additional work days as needed. We will also be holding occasional creek clean-ups. If you are looking for hours beyond those we offer at Sabercat, there are likely to be work days hosted by the City of Fremont Environmental Services Division at Stiver's Lagoon in Fremont's Central Park, too.

 

Nov 11, 2017 (2nd Sat - No work day on Nov 4), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site 3 (37°31'36.3"N 121°56'09.8"W [enter into GPS: 37.526747, -121.936060]) & maybe Site 2 (See location descriptions and map in event description above.) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/habitat-restoration-days-for-sabercat-creek-in-fremont-ca-jan-dec-2017-tickets-37745675331

 

Dec 2, 2017 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site 4 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/habitat-restoration-days-for-sabercat-creek-in-fremont-ca-jan-dec-2017-tickets-29058932048

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

Feb 3, 2018 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA

March 3, 2018 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA

April 7, 2018 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA

May 5, 2018 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA

June 2, 2018 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA

July 7, 2018 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA

Aug 4, 2018 (1st Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA

Sept 8, 2018 (2nd Sat), 9am-noon Sabercat Creek Habitat Restoration, Site TBA

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




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Fremont, CA 94539

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)


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