Restoring and preserving natural habitats is a long-term, altruistic pursuit for many Montclarions. There are many locals who show up, ready to dig, pull, clear, re-plant and otherwise care for our nearby canyon and creek ecosystems. Depending on where you live, you may be well-acquainted with Beaconsfield Canyon, Butters Canyon, Shepherd Canyon, or other nooks and crannies.
Now one of our success stories, Shepherd Canyon, will get the Hollywood treatment. The National Science Foundation has funded videographers who will visit the site tomorrow morning, along the Oakland Museum and The Friends of Sausal Creek. They intend to document all the ecological progress made through the years.
To greet them, the Shepherd Canyon Eco-Pullers and Planters will celebrate “Creek-to-Bay Day” a week ahead of other Oaklanders. Mike Petouhoff, president of the Shepherd Canyon Homeowners Association (SCHA), has invited anyone and everyone who’s ever worked in Shepherd Canyon to join them. “This is a great opportunity for an SCHA eco-puller’s alumni reunion,” he explained.
If you show up tomorrow, then you should be prepared to work from 9am – noon. Meet up at Escher Gate, ready to pull or plant under the expert guidance of Adrienne and Herb Bryant. You might get your fifteen minutes of fame, whenever that happens.