The Friends of Sausal Creek's first project started in 1996 in the corner of Dimond Park near the recreation

center and tot lot. Volunteers cleared invasive ivy and acacia trees from a 15,000-square-foot area and started a California native plant demonstration garden, creating an attractive space that also improved park safety and access. Today the garden has botanic garden signs and interpretive signage to inspire the use of native plants in home gardens.

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

Restoration Design Group Timeline of Sausal Creek in Dimond Park

In 2016 the City of Oakland completed a restoration project that included daylighting a 180-foot stretch of buried creek starting at Wellington Street.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact foscnursery@gmail.com.