Beaconsfield Canyon
Volunteers have been clearing and restoring this 5.5-acre canyon in upper Montclair since 2007. Once slated for development, this city-owned open space harbors four different habitats and a wealth of native plants (some 1,000 that we've planted), including a stand of rare black cottonwood trees. Volunteers meet the last Saturday of most months, 9-12. All are welcome. For information, contact Richard Kauffman at richard@rkcommunications.com.
Beaconsfield Canyon Restoration Concept

An illustration of Beaconsfield Canyon. See the Preliminary Creek Restoration Plan and the Conceptual Design from Restoration Design Group, LLC for more information on our long-term restoration goals. 

FOSC vignettes from the Oakland Museum of California's renovated Gallery of California Natural Sciences