On a crisp autumn day at the close of September, a group of volunteers from Workday, a Pleasanton-based software company, came out to Redwood Regional Park in Oakland to work with the League and East Bay Regional Park District rangers on an important restoration project: building a new fence to protect the local vegetation and the stream that runs through the park.
Protecting the plants and the stream habitat is essential to maintaining a healthy forest, supporting wildlife that depend on these natural resources for everything from food to breeding ground to shelter.
Together, we replaced aging park infrastructure by constructing more than 200 feet of new fencing, which would have taken the park rangers days to do on their own. It was great to get out of the office and into the forest to dig holes, shovel gravel, and carry logs, all while having a blast sharing stories with fellow nature enthusiasts.
A big thank you to Workday for partnering with us to make this happen, to Workday’s volunteers who traveled from as far as Pleasanton, and to East Bay Regional Park District for facilitating such a fun and meaningful day of physical labor.
Check out the photos below to get a look at the action.
How you can help our East Bay parks
On November 6, residents of Alameda and Contra Costa County have an opportunity to support restoration projects like this one by voting yes on Measure FF. Measure FF would extend an existing voter-approved funding source for protecting and enhancing East Bay Regional Park District for years to come.