The Friends are not only dedicated to spreading the word about the Trail but also making it fun and educational for local people, as well as beneficial to our environment.
This is a selection of some of the events we have run, highlighting the regular and best-loved opportunities that you can participate in.
Head to our Volunteering page to find out how you can become more involved in activities on and around the Trail.
Head to our main race page to learn more about our annual race; how you can join in, volunteer to help, what prizes can be won and more!
This year, California Coastal Cleanup will be a combination of virtual and in-person events on the third Saturday of the month, 9/18/2021.
All the information you should need is available from the Creek Connections Group - Clean-a-creek website with a short summary below.
“Coastal Cleanup Day is an international day of action to protect our oceans, watersheds, and wildlife from trash and debris. This massive volunteering effort has an astounding impact on many of our local natural habitats and communities. In 2019, the Ocean Conservancy reports that nearly 800,000 volunteers collectively removed more than 20 million pieces of trash from beaches and waterways around the world.”
This annual volunteer event is held so that you can join us to:
Due to the pandemic this year's cleanup has been indefinitely postponed.
Throughout the summer months, cities along the creek have Art and Wine and other festivals. Attending these is one of our favorite ways to get out, introduce people to the trail and share with the community information about what is going on with it. We love having volunteers join our board members! And the volunteers get to learn lots of cool stuff, too.
We have sponsored Habitat Restoration days with our partner, Grassroots Ecology, for several years now by our office at McClellan Ranch Preserve in Cupertino.
Volunteers at these work days might: