Please join us for our winter events in Claremont Canyon. Regular stewardship outings are the third Saturday for restoration work in Garber Park in collaboration with the Garber Park Stewards, and the fourth Saturday for trail maintenance and weed management elsewhere in Claremont Canyon. See below for details and additional events. Please check back for meeting places and last minute additions and changes.

For all stewardship work: Please wear long sleeves, long pants, work gloves and sturdy shoes with good tread or boots and bring a bottle of water. We will supply tools but feel free to bring your own.

For a description of volunteer opportunities, click here. 

Saturday January 12 from 10 to 1:00 in Garber Park  

Managing a Changing Oak Woodland is the title of a workshop being led by Lech Naumovich of the Golden Hour Restoration Institute. As our cherished oak woodlands mature and senesce, openings in the canopy will become more regular. The workshop will discuss these openings from an ecological standpoint as plant succession and animal habitat change and as changes in our stewardship must be made as well. Register at here as space is limited. Meet at the Claremont Avenue entrance to Garber Park, just .4 miles up Claremont Avenue towards Grizzly Peak Blvd. from the intersection with Ashby/Tunnel Rd. For more information, a map and directions, visit or contact Shelagh at

Friday January 18 Hotel Employees Volunteer Day 

A number of Claremont Club and Spa employees will be volunteering at sites along paths and trails. They will be clearing debris and doing other stewardship work. If you see them, be sure to give them a big thank you. 

Saturday, January 19, 10am-Noon. Garber Park Volunteer Workday.

Please join us on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. We have projects for everyone – easy weeding in beautiful Fern Glade to the more difficult tasks of trail maintenance. Meet at the Claremont Ave Entrance to Garber Park. Directions: from the Ashby Ave/Claremont Ave intersection, go up .4 miles to the Garber Park sign and parking turn-out. We provide gloves, tools, water and snacks. Wear clothes for the changing weather, shoes or boots with good tread (trails can be steep and rugged in some places), and bring a water bottle. For more information/questions contact Shelagh garberparkstewards@gmail.comor visit our website where you will find a map and directions, including public transit.

Saturday January 26 in the Upper Canyon from 10 to 12:00 

Hopefully, we will have a lot more rain this season and our volunteers have been preparing for it. In December we built a channel along a section of the Willow Trail to keep water flowing along the trailside rather than flooding the trail and making it nearly impassible. We will continue to improve our trails in January.  Please meet us at 10 AM at Signpost 29, 1.5 miles up Claremont from Ashby. We supply tools and gloves but feel to bring your own and a water bottle. We will work until 12 or 1 PM.

For all stewardship work: Please wear long sleeves, long pants, work gloves and sturdy shoes with good tread or boots and bring a bottle of water. We will supply tools and gloves but feel free to bring your own. Dress in layers as the weather and temperature changes.