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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

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

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