Be the first to register your site! We are seeking site coordinators to lead cleaning and greening projects for the 23rd Annual Oakland Creek to Bay Day, Saturday, September 15th. Oakland Creek to Bay Day is part of California and International Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day in California and the world!
Projects include litter removal, habitat restoration, urban greening, and beautification. Many Creek to Bay Day projects occur in creeks and along shorelines, though off-water sites are equally important for protecting waterways, as shown by this infographic.
Lead a Creek to Bay Day project. As a site coordinator, you will have access to:
Please click here to register (This form works best with Google Chrome. Do not use Explorer.)
If you need registration assistance, please contact email@example.com, or call (510) 238-7611.
Please register by Friday, August 17, 2018 to allow for adequate planning and promotion time, as well as availability of requested tools and City services.
Please mark your calendar for the Creek to Bay Day Site Coordinator Meeting on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 6-8 pm.
Not interested in being a site coordinator, but still want to volunteer? Check oaklandcreektobay.org in late August to find information on a project to join.
Visit oaklandcreektobay.org for site registration, promotional information, and more.
Thank you for keeping Oakland beautiful – from Creek to Bay!
In the early 2000s, neighbors of the East Oakland King Estates community came together to address neighborhood issues. During one of these meetings came the suggestion to clean up a small open space at the corner of Lamp and Sterling streets. This patch of land was slipping into misuse with dumping, drugs, and disrepair. After an initial planting of native plants, neighbors named it the Phoenix Rising Peace Park. Neighbors came together yearly on Earth Day to maintain it. Over the years, energy started to wane, and plants were dying. Long term resident Susan Boggiano took the leadership of this City-approved Adopt a Spot and, in an effort to re-energize and create a place for the neighborhood to gather and enjoy, Susan applied for and was awarded a grant in 2017 from Keep Oakland Beautiful to buy new plants for the garden. Once again, neighbors are coming together to plant and weed the park.
The small grant from Keep Oakland Beautiful helped bring the garden to the next level. This neighborhood gem of a public space has flagstone paths meandering through drought-tolerant landscaping, a decorative bird bath fountain, a neighborhood bulletin board and book exchange, and a bench with views overlooking it all. The crowning glory is Susan’s own sculpture of a phoenix rising from flames above a totem of hidden Oakland tributes. People, pets, birds, and pollinators will be enjoying this neighborhood oasis for years to come!