Special Projects

Since its inception in the early 1990′s, FSLC has been constantly undertaking projects to help raise awareness of our natural resources.

Creekside Restoration at Chabot Park

Since 2018, the Friends and volunteers have been doing a creekside restoration at Chabot Park in San Leandro. Inundated with non-native and invasive plant species, we have been working to remove these unwanted plants, laying Bay Friendly cardboard sheeting and mulching the area. We have restored an estimated 14000+ square feet along side the creek!


Chabot Park in San Leandro                 Lary Huls & volunteer

This is an ongoing project. For more infomation or to join a restoration, call Susan at 510-577-6069 or email: Slevenson@sanleandro.org.

Watershed Walks

Once a year, the Friends host a walk with an expert on that area of our watershed.

We have visited Sibley – the birthplace of San Leandro Creek with EBRPD Botanist, Michele Hammond in 2018.


Sibley                                                      Botanist Michele Hammond

In 2019, we were lucky to have EBMUD Ranger/Naturalist Joe Scornaienchi lead us for a walk along the shore of the Upper San Leandro Reservoir.

Upper San Leandro Reservoir 

In 2022, we are pleased to present a walk along the San Leandro Bay in Martin Luther King Park with HARD expert birder, Ann Graham. Experience where San Leandro Creek meets the Bay, and meet the wildlife that lives there.

Creek Clean-Ups

Held 5-6 times a year, volunteers come together to help clean the creek and keep the Ecosystem healthy.


At Root Park, San Leandro            Hegenberger Rd in Oakland


“Nature’s Hidden Treasure,”

In 1998, FSLC painted one of the largest murals underneath the E. 14th Street bridge at Root Park. Unfortunately, due to an ongoing problem with graffiti, the City of San Leandro has painted over the mural below the 8 foot marker. To see what the mural looked like in days past, please click here.

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