Our mission is to restore, maintain, and protect the Sausal Creek Watershed. We educate future generations, involve the community in local environmental stewardship, and collaborate with agencies and other nonprofits to have a positive impact on the local ecosystem.
“The only way to survive is together.” -Grace Lee Boggs
Dear FOSC Community,
We are outraged and grief-stricken by the latest racist murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and the anti-blackness that continues to exist in the outdoors and within naturalist communities.
We emphatically affirm that Black Lives Matter. We must do better. We at Friends of Sausal Creek will further our understanding of systemic racism, anti-Blackness, our own white privilege, and how this informs our work in our communities. And we will act on these insights and conversations with partners. We have the unique opportunity to work in the Sausal Creek Watershed which runs from the hills to the flatlands in Oakland and passes through communities of different privileges, races, and classes. We will increase our outreach and engagement with Black youth and community members who have not historically had access to nor felt safe in the parks and green spaces of Oakland. We care deeply for the world and environment around us, and we know that the health of our watersheds and landscapes is intimately connected to the health and wellbeing of our community members. We cannot care for one without the other.
Abiding by COVID-19 Guidance, FOSC has cancelled all restoration events. Please check our calendar for most recent updates and online activities. Stay safe and healthy, including enjoying allowed outdoor activities.
FOSC Mid-Year Appeal
During this time of sheltering in place, the FOSC team has been busy working around the watershed and and behind the scenes continuing our mission of restoring, maintaining, and protecting the Sausal Creek Watershed. We recognize that many of us are facing economic uncertainty and that there is no end to worthy organizations seeking your support. In truth, we cannot do the important monitoring, restoration, and environmental education work without caring people like you.
We ask that you continue to be a friend of Sausal Creek by donating, if you are able. Your support will help ensure that this critical work continues.