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One of the few sites in the East Bay where redwood sorrel (Oxalis oregana) has been found, this gem of a spot along Palo Seco Creek has been lovingly tended by student and community volunteers since Earth Day 2003.

Aggressive invasive species, off-trail use, and steep slopes with associated erosion issues present ongoing challenges. Nevertheless, the restored area has progressed from an understory that was almost entirely dominated by two species of very low habitat value (Algerian ivy and Himalayan blackberry) to a site that now harbors over 50 native species. For information, contact FOSC restoration manager at


Directions to the Monterey Redwoods

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

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