Workday Volunteers Protect Stream Habitat at Oakland’s Redwood Regional Park

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.

Learn more about Measure FF and other policy and legislation matters that affect our work.

About the author

Emily Harwitz is a multimedia science journalist and writer whose work focuses on the environment and our connection to it. She loves the outdoors and hopes to tell stories that foster community and wonder.

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2 Responses to “Workday Volunteers Protect Stream Habitat at Oakland’s Redwood Regional Park”

  1. Ralph Osterling

    Highya Emily
    This Oakland and East Bay Parks is a great story. I live in Moraga and would like to participate in such activities. My gloves are experienced!

    • Save the Redwoods League

      Thanks so much Ralph for your enthusiasm and support. We’ll be sure to let you know when new volunteer opportunities come up in your area!


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