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What's New? Green Happenings in El Cerrito
Mark your calendars. Please join us for the following events!
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Weed-pulling and Habitat Restoration along the Ohlone Greenway
Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10 AM to 12 noon
Fairmount Ave and Ohlone Greenway

Winter rains have produced a forest of weeds along the Greenway. Join El Cerrito Green Teams to learn the difference between native plants and invasive exotics -- and help remove the latter while protecting the former. The focus will be on the area between Fairmount Ave and the Albany border.

Sign up to volunteer today! Email El Cerrito staff or call 510-215-4350 for more information, or just show up!

Latecomers welcome. Meet at the new rain garden on the Greenway at Fairmount Avenue. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Tools, gloves, and good company provided.

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City of El Cerrito & worldOne
July 4th Festival
Monday, July 4, 2016, 10 am to 6 pm (music until 6:30 PM)
Cerrito Vista Park

Join your friends, visit community exhibits, buy arts and crafts, play carnival games, enjoy live entertainment, eat carnival foods, and celebrate El Cerrito's diversity in beautiful Cerrito Vista Park (near Moeser Lane and Pomona Ave). Come visit and find out the latest green happenings at the Operations + Environmental Services Division booth.

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Fall Citywide Garage Sale 
Date TBD in October 2016, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Turn your old stuff into treasures! Stay tuned for details on date, deadlines, and how to register.

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El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee (EQC)
Meets every 2nd Tuesday | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
El Cerrito City Hall Council Chambers, 10890  San Pablo Avenue
The EQC is a Council-appointed body of residents and business representatives who work to involve the community directly in understanding and reducing our impact on the environment. Regular meetings of the EQC often host informative presentations on environmental issues and policies. Visit for more information on the Environmental Quality Committee.

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Baxter Creek Work Party
First Saturday of the Month
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
email for additional information

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Tree Committee
Second Monday of the Month
7:00 PM
City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Avenue
email for additional information

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Vegetable Gardening in El Cerrito

4th Saturdays, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The El Cerrito Community Garden Network and El Cerrito Library are teaming up to provide a series of monthly introductory vegetable gardening workshops running April through November, no workshop in August.  The workshop format will be a 30-minute presentation at the Library and then a hands-on project (30-60 minutes) at the nearby Community Demonstration Garden in Fairmont Park.
Free event.  For required registration, visit: Vegetable Gardening Workshops
Seed Library locations: Library and Recycling Center's Administration Building.

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El Cerrito Green Teams
Semi-regular events organized by the Environmental Quality Committee and the Public Works Department.
Help keep El Cerrito Green by volunteering at a Green Team event. For more details about the Green Teams or to volunteer for future events, visit: Or, please contact the Operations + Environmental Services Division for more information about volunteer projects: email or phone at 510-215-4350.