The El Cerrito Trail Trekkers formed in order to build, maintain, publicize and use the little known urban trails of El Cerrito, California. You can support us by joining or donating, or you can keep up with our progress by getting on our email list. Find out about our accomplishments in 2013 here.
Earth Day – 2014
Earth Day is April 22 and on Saturday, April 26, the City of El Cerrito will be commemorating it with a morning of volunteer work parties followed by a lunch time party for all the volunteers. The Trail Trekkers are taking part by sponsoring a broom pull at 9 AM on Motorcycle Hill, in conjunction with Friends of Five Creeks. There is more information on our Events page. We hope you can join us there, and then later at the Community Center for the volunteer appreciation lunch from 12 to 1:30. There will be food, booths, music, and of course, your fellow volunteers.
Bay Trail News – Updated!
There is a lot going on on the Bay Trail in Richmond. On Saturday, April 19, there is a grand reopening of Point Molate Beach Park. This comes just as the East Bay Regional Park District has announced that Chevron is donating an easement for a trail extension from the Richmond – San Rafael Bridge to Point Molate beach. There are articles about it on the SFGate Blog and in the Contra Costa Times.
Trail Trekkers interested in the Bay Trail should also check out this recent article about Bruce Beyaert in the Contra Costa Times. Bruce is the chairman of TRAC – Trails for Richmond Action Committee, and has been instrumental in the creation of the San Francisco Bay Trail in Richmond. Richmond has more coastline and more completed trail than any other city in the Bay Area. They have recently completed an important segment linking Point Potrero and Brickyard Cove, meaning you can now get from the Red Oak Victory to Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline without having to climb a hill.
Earth Hour – March 29 – 8:30 to 9:30 PM
A small group of citizens from El Cerrito met on Motorcycle Hill tonight to commemorate Earth Hour, an annual event aimed at getting people to turn out there lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet. Globally, Earth Hour is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF, formerly the World Wildlife Fund). Locally, tonight’s gathering was organized by Friends of Five Creeks, the El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee, and the Trekkers.
El Cerrito Community Tree Planting Event
A group of civic-minded volunteers gathered on Avila St. to make the city just a little better. City arborist Stephen Prée and the members of the El Cerrito Tree Committee organized this event, which planted almost 30 trees on Avila, El Dorado St., and Carlson Blvd. These trees were planted to beautify our community, reduce run-off from storms, and help clean the air. They also add property value to adjacent homes. Although the trees are in the ground, they still need a lot of attention. They’ll need watering for the next couple of years while their roots developed the capacity to handle the job. If you can spare the time, perhaps as little as a couple of hours a month, your help would be welcomed. Contact the Tree Commitee for more information.
El Cerrito Trails are featured in the February Contra Costa Marketplace. The article, by Trail Trekker President Dave Weinstein, runs on pages 50 t0 52.
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