News

August 7, 2020

Many different mushrooms grow on the UC Berkeley campus, and several of them are poisonous. Check out the new Mushroom Safety page detailing the dangers of the most toxic mushrooms that grow here.

April 28, 2020

We're in the process of migrating all of the documents from the former Creeks of UC Berkeley website.  We hope to complete the migration within the next month.  Thanks for your patience!

December 2, 2019

Dear Community Members,

Test your knowledge of campus creeks and water quality issues by completing this brief questionnaire:

UC Berkeley Storm Water Questionnaire

November 25, 2019

We've officiallly migrated to the Open Berkeley platform.  The Creeks of UC Berkeley website is live today!  Please explore the new website - while things may have been rearranged, we have worked hard to preserve all the content and documents from the original website.

If you have any questions or concerns, we would love to hear from you!  Please send an email with your thoughts to creeks@berkeley.edu.

Thank you!

January 25, 2019

Thanks to everybody who filled out UC Berkeley's Storm Water Questionnaire in December 2018.

A few lucky people won the Creeks of UC Berkeley prize package. If you didn't receive a prize, never fear! We will release the same survey with prizes next December.

December 7, 2018

Dear Community Members,

Test your knowledge of campus creeks and water quality issues by completing this brief questionnaire:

UC Berkeley Storm Water Questionnaire

Even if you have filled this survey out before, please do it again! That way we can see if we are increasing knowledge and awareness about storm water issues in our community. Please share widely with your friends, colleagues and students.

April 22, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Meet at the Native Plant Nursery in the Wellman Courtyard by Giannini Hall

Contact strawberrycreekintern@gmail.com with any questions.

April 15, 2018

Saturday, April 15, 2018 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Meet at the Native Plant Nursery in the Wellman Courtyard by Giannini Hall

Bring water, a hat and close-toed shoes. We will provide tools and gloves! Contact strawberrycreekintern@gmail.com(link sends e-mail) with any questions.

February 12, 2018

Thanks to everybody who filled out UC Berkeley's Storm Water Survey in December 2017.

A few lucky people won the Creeks of UC Berkeley prize package. If you didn't receive a prize, never fear! We will release the same survey with NEW raffle prizes next December.

November 29, 2017

Dear Community Members,

Test your knowledge of campus creeks and water quality issues by completing this brief survey:

UC Berkeley Storm Water Survey

November 19, 2017

Sunday November 19, 2017 / 10 am - 12 pm

Meet at the Native Plant Nursery in Wellman Courtyard by Giannini Hall

Plant a rain garden in the Grinnell Natural Area. Bring water, a hat and close-toed shoes. We will provide tools and gloves! Contact strawberrycreekintern@gmail.com(link sends e-mail) with any questions.

October 7, 2017

Saturday October 7, 2017 / 10 am - 12 pm

Meet at the southeast corner of Oxford and Center streets, near the Globe sculpture.

Enjoy Strawberry Creek with a guided walk, led by poet/eco-educator Chris Olander with readings along the way by poets Raphael Block, Tiffany Higgins, Jahan Khalighi, Maw Shein Win, El Cerrito Poet Laureate, nature commentary by Tim Pine, UC Berkeley Environment, Health & Safety, and naturalist Glen Schneider. For more information about the day's events, go to the poetry flash website.

September 10, 2017

Sunday September 10, 2017 / 10 am - 12 pm
Meet at the Native Plant Nursery in Wellman Courtyard (next to Giannini Hall)

Join the Strawberry Creek Restoration Program student leaders for a Fall creek cleanup event. This will involve picking up trash and doing some casual weeding along the way. (Picking up trash before the rains come is extremely important for freshwater and marine species.)

Trash bags and gloves will be provided, just bring water and/or sunscreen!

April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 / 10 am - 12 pm
Meet on Memorial Glade

Learn about the history and ecology of Strawberry Creek with a guided creek tour hosted by the Strawberry Creek Restoration team, followed by hands-on environmental restoration weeding.
Bring water, closed-toed shoes and a friend!

We will provide gloves and tools.

Please send any questions to: strawberrycreekintern@gmail.com

January 13, 2017

Thanks to everybody who filled out UC Berkeley's Storm Water Survey in December 2016.

Twenty lucky people won the Creeks of UC Berkeley prize package. If you didn't receive a prize, never fear! We will release the same survey and raffle next December.

November 29, 2016

Dear Community Members,

Test your knowledge of campus creeks and water quality issues by completing this brief survey:

UC Berkeley Storm Water Survey

Help us see if we are increasing knowledge and awareness about storm water issues in our community by sharing this survey with your friends, colleagues and students.

November 19, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016 / 9 am - 12 pm​
Meet at the Native Plant Nursery on the west side of Giannini Hall

Join the Strawberry Creek Restoration Team in the BIG DIG where we will plant native California plants like Red Flowering Currant along the banks of UC Berkeley’s Strawberry Creek! We will also be pulling out invasive plants including Algerian Ivy!

This is a hands-on volunteer opportunity! We will teach you the best planting and weeding practices for creek restoration.

Plant native California plants + remove invasives! 

Join the Strawberry Creek Restoration Team in the BIG DIG where we will plant native California plants like Red Flowering Currant along the banks of UC Berkeley’s Strawberry Creek! We will also be pulling out invasive plants including Algerian Ivy.

Where​: Meet at the Native Plant Nursery on the west side of Giannini Hall.

When: 9am to noon on Saturday November 19, 2016

October 1, 2016

Participate in the first annual Bay Day, an event that is like Earth Day for the San Francisco Bay. There are many events happening throughout the Bay Area. 

In particular, join Bike East Bay for a bike ride celebrating Strawberry Creek from 3:30  -5pm. The group meets at Sather Gate on the UC Berkeley Campus. Go here for more info

Celebrate Writers, Nature & Community with 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Poetry Flash, and Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers' Market

10:00 am - Strawberry Creek Walk