Other Resources

Albany Community:

City of Albany Parks & Open Space
Friends of Albany Parks –City of Albany group promoting community involvement in city parks
Transition Albany –promoting transition to a more local way of life that uses less resources and builds community
Albany Historical Society
Albany Strollers & Rollers –promoting and improving ways to walk and bicycle in Albany
Albany Hill 4 All –fighting removal of Albany Hill cross


Other Local Restoration or Open Space Groups:

Friends of Five Creeks –restoring & maintaining creeks and watersheds in Berkeley, Albany, & El Cerrito
El Cerrito Trail Trekkers –building, maintaining, and publicizing little known urban trails in El Cerrito
Garber Park Stewards  –restoring native plants and improving trails in Garber Park in Oakland
Friends of Sausal Creek –maintaining and restoring the Sausal Creek watershed
SPAWNERS –(San Pablo Watershed Neighbors Education & Restoration Society)
Golden Hour Restoration Institute –providing science-based instruction and project leadership to conserve and restore native species and habitats
Urban Tilth –cultivating agriculture and watershed restoration in West Contra Costa County


Botanical or California native plant – related:

California Native Plant Society-East Bay Chapter
CalFlora –database of native and non-native plants growing wild in California
California Wildflowers
University & Jepson Herbaria
California Botanical Society
Native American Ethnobotany Database
Coastal Prairies in California — blog on coastal prairie restoration
California Invasive Plant Council
Berkeley Open Source Food –promoting foraging of weedy edible plants in urban areas


Other Natural History Links:

Xerces Society — conserving invertebrates (bees, butterflies, dragonflies, mollusks, etc) and their habitat
Wildlife of the San Francisco Bay Area
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology-UC Berkeley
Golden Gate Audubon Society
Essig Museum of Entomology-UC Berkeley
Mushroom Observer
Bay Area Mycological Society
Mycological Society of San Francisco


Indigenous People of the Bay Area:

Save West Berkeley Shellmound –Ohlone heritage site and sacred grounds
Indian People Organizing for Change –working for social and environmental justice for the Bay Area American Indian community
Sogorea Te’ Land Trust –urban Indigenous women-led land trust
Amah Mutsun Tribal Band


Geology:

Albany Hill geology walk