BPFP Affiliate Groups

Affiliate groups bring together concerned neighbors and park users who want to take responsibility for improving specific parks, community gardens, or public landscaping.  Working in partnership with City staff when appropriate, citizen volunteers participate in a wide range of activities, from weeding, cleaning, and helping with ongoing maintenance to generating community participation in planning and implementing new park projects.

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EGRET’s volunteers tend native coastal plantings to improve the tidal wetlands for wildlife habitat and also lead walks of the bayshore park's natural and cultural history. www.egretpark.org
The Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative brings together diverse members of the community around a common commitment to urban agriculture and access to healthy food for all residents of Berkeley.
Updated for 2006 Dedicated to the creation, preservation and restoration of public paths, steps and walkways in Berkeley for the use and enjoyment of all. www.berkeleypaths.org
The Butterfly Gardeners Association has spread its wings and grown into a nationwide organization. Visit their web site at www.butterflyspirit.org.
Updated for 2006The East Bay Labyrinth Project is a group of volunteers preparing to install a permanent 11-circuit stone labyrinth at the Berkeley Marina. www.eastbaylabyrinthproject.org
The HopPers Commons Association offers beautiful and peaceful meeting places in its three thriving community gardens for residents of Berkeley and the surrounding communities.
A grassroots team of neighbors and volunteer professionals collaborating to transform the Westbrae section of the Ohlone Greenway. The narrow pedestrian and bicycle thoroughfare is gradually becoming a linear neighborhood commons by providing opportunities for neighbors and visitors to socialize around the art installations and outdoor seating areas.
Pillars of Our Community is continuing to collect to restore the Pillars at Ashby and College.
Updated for 2006 The United Pool Council is a group of public pool swimmers whose mission is to keep the neighborhood pools public, well maintained, and well used. We are committed to making the health and fitness benefits of swimming available to all Berkeley citizens, and lessons available to all youth regardless of income, skill or fitness level.
The group is supporting a permanent native garden on University Avenue to be maintained by the City.
The primary goal of YAWS is to provide the City’s children with a dynamic art center where they can increase their knowledge of various visual art techniques, develop an appreciation of art from many cultures, and have the chance to exhibit their own artwork.
Updated for 2006Friends of Five Creeks is an all-volunteer, hands-on group that seeks to protect and restore the watersheds North Berkeley, Albany, Kensington, and south El Cerrito and Richmond (Schoolhouse, Codornices,Village, Marin, Middle, and Cerrito Creeks, including tributaries such as Blackberry Creek). www.fivecreeks.org
Updated for 2006 Halcyon Commons is a community-designed and initiated park dedicated in the summer of 1996 in a South Berkeley neighborhood to the southwest of the Ashby-Telegraph intersection.
Friends of King Courts
Updated for 2006 The Shorebird Park Nature Center is the home of the Berkeley Marina Experience programs which consist of the Adventure Playground, The Straw bale Visitors Center and classroom. We provide environmental education, docent training, The Berkeley Bay Festival and the International Shoreline clean-up.
The mission of Friends of Strawberry Creek is to restore, protect and improve Strawberry Creek from the Berkeley hills to the San Francisco Bay, bringing to Berkeley the pleasures of a healthy aquatic and riparian ecology benefiting both people and the natural environment. www.strawberrycreek.org
Terrace View Park is a small neighborhood park between Fairlawn and Queens Way in the Berkeley hills.