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Special Events

Walnut Creek Open Space Right outside Your Door - Pleasant Hill Library Display - October 1 through October 31

Come check out our display the Pleasant Hill Library all this month from October 1 through October 31, featuring:
-- Photos of the plants, animals, and uers of the Walnut Creek Open Space.
-- A selection of objects which can be found in the open space.
-- Free WCOS Trail Maps and Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation membership information available on the Community Guides Shelf!

Ongoing Events

We have several volunteer opportunities for anyone interested in working outside and being a part of our many habitat restoration projects. For all opportunities check here and on our Calendar page. for scheduled dates. Unless otherwise specified assume all activities are from 9am - noon.

If you would like to participate in any of these activities or would like more information please Contact us.

Tuesday Group

The Tuesday Group meets every Tuesday morning from 9am to noon at various locations within our Open Spaces. To find out where this group will be or to join, please contact the group leader, Lesley Hunt, at lesleyh@wcosf.org.

Nursery Group

This new group meets on the second Monday of the month from 9am to noon at our native plant nursery behind the Shadelands Art Center. For more information or to join, please contact the group leader, Lesley Hunt, at lesleyh@wcosf.org.



Weekend Group

There are a couple of different groups that meet on the weekends in various locations. For more information about activities in each location or how to sign up check out the descriptions below.

Schedule 2018 Jan - June

January 13, 2018 - Sutherland Area
January 27, 2018 - Sutherland Area
February 10, 2018 - Sutherland Area
February 24, 2018 - Sutherland Area
March 10, 2018 - Sutherland Area
March 24, 2018 - Sutherland Area
April 14, 2018 - Sutherland Area
April 21, 2018 - Sutherland Area
May 5, 2018 - Sutherland Area
May 19, 2018 - Sutherland Area
June 2, 2018 - Sutherland Area
June 16, 2018 - Sutherland Area
June 30, 2018 - Sutherland Area
Schedule 2018 July - Dec

July 14, 2018 - Sutherland Area - CANCELLED
July 28, 2018 - Sutherland Area - CANCELLED
August 11, 2018 - Sutherland Area - CANCELLED
August 25, 2018 - Sutherland Area - CANCELLED
September 8, 2018 - Sutherland Area - CANCELLED
September 22, 2018 - Sutherland Area - CANCELLED
October 6, 2018 - Sutherland Area - CANCELLED
October 20, 2018 - Sutherland Area - CANCELLED
November 3, 2018 - Sutherland Area
November 17, 2018 - Sutherland Area
December 1, 2018 - Sutherland Area
December 15, 2018 - Sutherland Area
December 29, 2018 - Sutherland Area

More dates added all the time....Check back frequently!

Sutherland Native Plant Restoration Information - 9am to 12pm
Meet at the Sutherland Drive entrance to Shell Ridge. Leader will have some tools, but please bring your own if possible. Most of what we will be doing is hand pulling, prying or slicing of taproots of mustard in short annual grasses. This is easier than it sounds. Stout, sharp knives (like a hori-hori) or similar tools work very well. Minimum age 14. For more information or to sign up write to philj@wcosf.org

Indian Valley Pond Information - 9am to 12pm
Come help plant native grasses and wildflowers along around the pond while learning about the native plants and wildlife in our Open Space. We will discuss how you can use these planting techniques for native plants in your own garden. The planting days also provide a chance to see what work has been completed around the pond and what future plans will bring. We will meet at the Marshall Drive entrance to Shell Ridge. For more information or to sign up contact Sean Micallef at seanm@wcosf.org. Plants, tools, and some extra gloves will be provided (but please bring your own if you have a pair).

Grass Planting Information - 9am to 12pm
Help the Foundation plant native grasses and do other restoration activities at various locations. Plants, tools, and some extra gloves will be provided (but please bring your own if you have a pair). Most locations are near an open space entrance, but Deer Lake will require meeting at a specified parking area and taking a short hike to the work location. For more information or to sign up contact Lesley at lesleyh@wcosf.org.