Winter Creek 2007 Monitoring Report


Summary of conditions of the Winter Creek temporary stabilization project.

Restoration Projects

Several restoration projects have occurred on both Codornices Creek and Village Creek. The following is a rough description and approximate timeline of these projects. For more detailed information, go to Featured Publications and/or the Searchable Database to find archived reports.

Codornices Creek:

  • 1994: Installation of a 430-foot-long stream daylighting project between 8th and 9th Streets

Robert Charbonneau

Risk/Environmental Services - UC Office of the President

Bob began his environmental career in 1980 as a sanitary engineering aide with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Quality Engineering’s Water Pollution Control division while receiving his B.S.

Invasive Plants Removal

During the 20th Century, the Grinnell, Goodspeed, and Wickson Natural Areas on campus became heavily invaded with ivy and other non-native vegetation that suppressed the biodiversity that once existed within the riparian zone of Strawberry Creek. Thanks to many student and community volunteers in the past 20 years, some of the natural areas are relatively weed-free and can support native vegetation. This work is ongoing - join us for an event!

Grinnell Natural Area Native Biodiversity Restoration Project

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

The Grinnell Natural Area Native Biodiversity Restoration Project is a multiyear project of weed removal and native plant re-vegetation along the banks of Strawberry Creek in the Grinnell Natural Area at the West Entrance of the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.  The project consists of removal of invasive species of such as Periwinkle (Vinca minor) and English Ivy (Hedera helix) which are recognized by the California Invasive Plant Council as species of significant concern to California wildlands.  These areas of low biodiversity are then